Monday, February 9, 2015

Fitness Evolution

It's interesting to me that the more I talk about fitness and the more I incorporate it into my life, I start to have these little revelations about it. I start to realize things about myself or about staying healthy in general. And what kind of blogger would I be if I didn't share those with you?

So here you go...

The important thing I've found to remember about fitness (and I've said it before) is that yesterday has no bearing on today. Before when I brought this up I was saying that even if you fell off the wagon yesterday, that doesn't mean you can't do well today.

But I've found it also has the opposite meaning. Just because you worked your butt off in the gym yesterday, or just because you ate really healthy yesterday, doesn't mean you can go crazy today.

Fitness is something that doesn't end. You don't get to work out 100 times and then BAM! You're set for the rest of your life. It doesn't work like that (unfortunately).

That's why people say it's a "lifestyle change", because it has to become part of your life. For the rest of your life.

Sounds daunting, doesn't it?

In my opinion, that's why it's so hard. It's never-ending. That's why so many people fail.

This just proves how important it is to find something that works for you. Something you like to do that fits into your life. And when that thing stops working for you, move on to something else.

When I stopped loving running, I started hitting the weights and trying interval training. When after-work workouts didn't fit into my schedule, I started going before work. And that's what's working for me now.

Who knows what it'll be doing 6 months from now. Maybe I'll be swimming laps 3 times a week, maybe I'll be doing yoga every night (hah.. yeah right).

Just remember if something stops being fun or becomes too hard to fit into your life, then you can make changes. You aren't married to one fitness strategy for the rest of your life. This is one relationship where monogamy is NOT the way to go. You should be the ultimate fitness player, if you will.

Fitness is a journey. Let it evolve with you.

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