First off– yes! I AM writing this blog post because if you haven’t yet discovered the amazing life as a fitness fanatic, you need to! If you have already been converted to our disciplined way of life , read on for your own entertainment purposes– we probably have a thing or two in common
I am a person who is high on life– all day, everyday. I love getting up, going through my morning routine knowing the value I will create for many people’s lives. But know that it wasn’t always like this– I had to work hard and push way outside my comfort zone on a daily basis to get to where I am currently. You see, life is based around our daily rituals, or as many of us know them– Our habits. If there is something that we don’t particularly like about our lives, we have the choice to continue onwards, or to put a hault to it immediately! Us fitness fanatics know this first hand! If we try something new at its not what we hoped for, we make adjustments. Call me crazy, but I think this is also applicable to our lives as well, right?… Phew! I’m still sane then.
The 3 things listed below I have personally found to be the reasons many people give up on their fitness goals, and other goals long before they fully commit:
1) Lack of goals,
2) Lack of structure,
3) and the biggest one of all– Lack of Motivation!
These 3 components may look like three seperate entities, but don’t be fooled– they are in fact all correlated with one another.
Once you know the goals you’re after, you may then move on to create the structure or the plan needed to achieve these goals. THE LAST THING TO COME WILL BE THE MOTIVATION TO DO IT! Motivation is based off incentive, and incentive is based off actions. Take pride in everything you do and you will find the motivation to keep going sooner than you think.
Let me ask you this– do you think the participants on The Biggest Loser roll up super excited to be there?! Of course not! BUT, after they have chosen their goals and are given the structure to achieve them, it’s up to them to deliver. With consistent action you will reap consistent results. Only with consistent results will you acquire the motivation to stay consistent! Read that again…
We as fitness fanatics have trained ourselves to be goal setters– to do whatever it takes to achieve the physique we desire! We have structure to our workouts, our nutrition, our supplementation, our sleep, which then manifests its way into the other parts of our days… We realize there is only one and only roadblock that’s stopping us from our goals– its not our jobs, our family… its OURSELVES! This is why many of us our leaders, role models, and entrepreneurs at what we do because we practice good rituals (habits) every single day!!
Working out is a very critical asset to our day. It gives us a “high” like no drug could ever touch. We are not only addicted to achieving our goals, we are also addicted to the sense of well-being and joy we feel after our workouts (or postworkout for all you ‘Finaticans’ reading this)! It sets us up to succeed at anything we put our minds to! Our endorphins (the “happy” chemical in our brains) are released, intoxicating us to–
Feel more attractive inside and out.
Which then leads us to not care as much to how others perceive us.
Allowing us to do the things we truly want AND need to better ourselves.
Ultimately leading to appreciating ourselves, and the life we live.
AREN’T THESE THE SAME CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE UP THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TODAY?
YOU BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY THEY ARE!!!
Am I saying that being a Fitness Fanatic is the only way to achieve all these incredible attributes? Of course not! I have many clients whom I help on a much more discrete, personal level. But I have found regular diet and exercise to be the most straight up approach to helping individuals (as well as myself) find the structure and direction they need in order to reveal the Self-Love they’ve held within all along! As for me, I came from being a very obese, depressed young kid. Yes It is quite the accomplishment losing over 100lbs, but I still feel I’m a work in progress– I know all my ‘Fanaticans’ reading this feel the same towards themselves. This is the exact mentality which makes us overachievers in the gym, and in this game called “Life.”
It’s up to you to take hold of your life and hold yourself accountable– fitness fanatic, or not! If your boss tells you to stay late at work because Sleazy Sally over there knows how to fake a good belly ache, you still have the final say in doing what you know is right for you, so get to the gym even if its for 20 minutes! It’s not about the workout, it’s about keeping your self-discipline sharp by staying consistent!
Stick to your guns and stay committed to eat right and exercise more. With the mentality of a fitness fanatic, you will walk the red carpet towards victory with everything you put your mind to.