Fitness – the goal and the dream

Fitness is seen as a ‘bolt on’ accessory that most people would love to do: if only they had the time and the money. Here is a painless way to put fitness into your life – but without the hassle.
People like to talk about fitness, they say things like: “Yes, I really must do that soon!” Or maybe: “I started last year, but I could never find the time to keep it up!”
That’s good! It’s very encouraging that people know how important fitness is and want to do it. The next step in the process is to stop people talking about it and get them to actually do it and keep doing it!
The trouble is that fitness is seen as being an ideal state that only in a perfect world could we attain. We would get up in the morning, take time out for a jog, spend some time at work exercising in the office and then visit the gym for a quick workout in the evenings.
I don’t need to tell you the problems doing this would cause the average person but the fact is that fitness at this level is quite unnecessary unless you are a professional athlete (in which case you wouldn’t be reading this!).
Fitness is not about setting time aside and it is most definitely not about spending money, it is about making a commitment to bring fitness into your life. If you do this, the time and, in so far as it is needed, the money will appear.
Stage one. We are all goal driven, if you want to achieve something, or get something into your life, then you have to get yourself into the frame of mind where you want it.
I’m sorry if that sounds obvious, but it is equally obvious that most people simply don’t understand it. Fitness is not yet another thing you need to fit into an already busy life, yet another expense, it is a part of being you – like the color of your hair or the statement your clothes make about you.
Being fit is – or at least it should be – an obvious and important part of who you are. Just as you have your hair done regularly and buy clothes regularly, so you should add in fitness as something you do regularly to make yourself look and feel good.
To get fitness into your life begin by making it a goal. To do this write the following words on a piece of paper and stick the paper to the front entrance of your house.
‘Fitness is part of my life
It makes me look attractive
and it makes me feel good inside’
Each time you go out or come home, don’t ignore the paper, look at it and say the words to yourself and smile for it is good advice.
That is it! That is all you need to do! Over a period of time the words will become part of you and embed themselves in your brain and you will find that you begin to make fitness a part of your life, not by adding it in but by absorbing it.
It will now be as natural as any other personal activity; you won’t need to think about it, you will just do it! The result is that you will start to feel good, find that you have more energy and drive and be a whole lot healthier. Then, and only then, can you take the paper off the door for fitness will not be something you need to remind yourself to do, it will now be a part of who you are!