One of the common negative themes we fitness trainers hear over and over is the old “I just simply hate exercising! Why bother killing yourself in the gym if it’s only gonna add 2 years to your life?” I am dumbfounded everytime I hear or read this.
We are all aware of the tremendous benefits inherent in any fitness program, but some people have a difficult time envisioning how it can add to their enjoyment of life. For these people fitness is viewed as an unpleasant necessity, they see exercise as a way to stave off disease, or simply shed weight. While these are good reasons in themselves, this attitude clearly overlooks the real reason exercise nuts do their thing.
I have a well-worn but useful analogy to help those in doubt.
Imagine your body as an automobile, and you’re in the drive of your lifetime. What are you sporting? It does 0 to 60 in how much time? Are you experiencing a bumpy ride or a smooth well handling one? Would you rather plod along, getting passed by everyone and his mother or would you like to feel the pull of raw exhilarating speed and power?
I don’t know about you, but my rig is by now a classic (almost an antique!) yet I keep it in top condition, enjoying the ride every where I go. Your body is really the same thing. Once you get your shape back you’ll want to show it off, possibly even enter it in local competitions, at the very least you will enjoy the way it feels and the way it makes everything more pleasant. Like they say it’s about adding more life to your time, instead of vice versa.
Want to get on board? Check back here for my next post, I will show you a sure-fire way to motivate yourself and take back whats yours!