Make the Commitment to be FIT!
Health and fitness starts with your mind. Ask any athlete or fit person what the number one secret is to his or her success at fitness, and they will tell you it is commitment.
Commitment means you are in it for the long haul. Commitment rises 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; and most importantly, true commitment doesn’t depend on how you feel.
It involves listening to your body and doing what you can do, and what you need to do. It depends on your integrity and on living for the purpose you have set for yourself.
Are you committed to get fit?
No Weekend Warriors
Committing to be fit eliminates the ‘weekend warrior’ syndrome. You may know a ‘weekend warrior’.
He/she is 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 Melbourne Cup Day.
In a desperate attempt to make up for their sedentary behavior all week, they go to the gym or hit the pavement, pushing themselves to the limit.
The result, however, is not what they expect. They’ll likely end up with an injury, because muscles, tendons and joints are not conditioned for the intensity of their exercise.
But they’re also not getting in shape, because they’re not committed.
Physical fitness depends entirely on consistency and consistency requires commitment.
It takes consistent, near-daily exercise to cause your body to make the changes that bring about ‘fitness’.
For example; your joints and tendons will strengthen, your aerobic base will improve as your body becomes more efficient at utilising oxygen and ridding itself of carbon dioxide and your endurance will increase.
In fact, that you do something consistently is as important, or maybe even more important than what you actually do.
Even if you are just doing low intensity walking, doing it every day is infinitely better than doing something more strenuous only occasionally.
However the real rewards come when you not only commit to working up to being able to handle intense workouts but you also commit to being consistent with those intense workouts.
In order to get fit, you do not need expensive clothes, fancy home-gym equipment or brand-spanking new protein shaker from the latest supplement pusher. What you need is a plan or program that meets you at your current fitness level but that demands consistency and allows for overall progression.
What you need is some type of accountability to stick to the plan or program and without sounding like a broken record, what you need most of all is….you guessed it, 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.
Director/ Head Fitness Coach