Fitness has become a part of many people’s lives. At its purest form, it has the potential to save, transform and even heal people. But this is only possible if you know what REAL fitness is and what it means to you.
So many people I have personally spoken to or worked with, go to the gym for one main reason: to lose weight and look good. Now, I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with this. It is completely valid for someone to lose a couple of pounds and want to look good for when they go on holidays and visit the white sanded, Caribbean beaches.
And, in cases where people have been overweight most of their life and have reached a turning point, a weight loss transformation is usually what follows. And the gym is the perfect place to get that started.
However, this leads a lot of people down an unproductive and unfruitful path.
You wake up at 5am every morning to get ready for the gym. As you walk past the gym mirrors, you see your reflection, and all you notice are your flaws and imperfections. How ironic is it that you spend hours in the gym each week, training each body part as hard as you can, but all you do is judge how you look and feel discouraged because you’re not seeing ‘the perfect physique’?
What most people don’t want to acknowledge is that this stems from a deeper issue. From years of feeling like you’re not good enough, like you don’t belong or that you just aren’t meant to fit in. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand why people do this, but if they only knew that this ‘transformation’ happens when you completely change your mindset and approach to fitness, you’ll actually start seeing the results you’re looking for.
REAL fitness is a way that you can enhance and increase your quality of life. It is a way to put a halt on mindlessly walking through life and settling for ‘just acceptable.’ Yes, you go to the gym and train your body, but what is not emphasized enough is the significant training our minds and emotions go through. What do you think enables you to endure such hard physical conditions? It’s your mind. Why do you think you feel so good after a solid workout? Your body releases ‘feel good’ hormones that bring on an influx of happy emotions. This is what REAL fitness is about. Not only the physical and aesthetic impact it has on your body, but how it can stimulate and develop you mentally and emotionally. And this leads to growing as a person, building a strong character and having awareness beyond logical understanding.
I say this because I’ve experienced it firsthand. And I’ve seen hundreds experience it for themselves. Now, it’s time for you to experience it.
If that’s not something that challenges or even changes your view of fitness, then I’m afraid you might miss out on unlocking your true physical, mental and emotional self.
Don’t blindly ‘do fitness.’ See how powerful it can be when your approach to fitness doesn’t solely focus on the physical, but values the mental and emotional training as well.
With much love!