Fitness starts in your mind.
Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his success at fitness, and he will tell you it is commitment. Commitment means that you are in it for the long haul, to rise above bad days, hectic schedules and volatile emotions. Commitment hangs in there when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you don’t have time to do it.
"You are what you consistently do, excellence, therefore, is not an action, but a habit"
True commitment doesn’t depend on how you feel.
It depends on your integrity and on living for the purpose you have set for yourself.
There are going to be days when you are NOT in the mood to workout and eat healthy...There are going to be days when you do NOT want to go to the gym, and you'd rather lounge around...Here's the deal...you need to do it anyways if you want to get somewhere on your fitness journey. Average action brings an average body.
Are you committed to get fit? Do you need to make that decision right now? Each day is a new chance to start again!
No Weekend Warriors
Committing to be fit eliminates the weekend warrior syndrome. You may know a weekend warrior. The person who does little physical exercise during the week, but when the weekend arrives, he blasts out of the gate like a stallion on Derby Day. In a desperate attempt to make up for sedentary behavior all week, they goes to the gym and push themselves to the limit.
This will likely end up with an injury, because muscles, tendons and joints are not conditioned for the intensity of his exercise. Physical fitness depends on consistency. And consistency requires commitment. Consistently stretch, exercise, eat, sleep, hydrate and recover.
It takes near-daily exercise to cause your body to make the changes that bring about fitness. After a few months, your joints and tendons will strengthen, your aerobic base will improve as your body becomes more efficient at utilizing oxygen and ridding itself of carbon dioxide, and your endurance will increase.
Even if you are just doing low intensity walking, doing it every day is infinitely better than doing something more strenuous only occasionally.
You don't have to do the craziest workout ever single day, you just need to SHOW UP more times than not! You do not need expensive clothes, fancy home-gym equipment or a complicated workout plan. What you need is commitment. If you are committed, the rest of the pieces will fall into place.
You can start today. Don’t overthink this. Just start, and commit to doing something every single day.
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Have a great week!