Personal Training, Fitness and Nutrition Motivation

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wish, Want or Be a Doer to Achieve Fitness Success

All of us wish and want for a fit and healthy body. Sadly, not all of us follow through with the doing to make it happen. All too often something gets in the way of doing what needs to be done to make the wish a reality.

It doesn't matter how much web surfing, article reading, or fit people watching is happening. If what you're doing isn't motivating you to take action, it's nothing but wasted time. In fact, all that time surfing the web could be time used to complete a workout or meal prep.

I even have to catch myself and implement a certain amount of time for social media work. My life requires excellent time management to run my personal training business, writing obligations and maintain a healthy lifestyle. That means shutting down my computer and making the choice to exercise and prepare healthy meals for the week. 



It's fun to dream about reaching our fitness goals. I am the first to applaud and be motivated by a fit physique because I know the effort it takes and the lifestyle required. Wishing and wanting can turn ugly when the doing is not taking place. Somehow feelings of resentment and bitterness can appear toward self and others even when no action to fix anything is occurring.

We are adults responsible for our daily choices. We decide our day to day happiness, outward behaviors toward self and others, and ultimately taking care of our bodies. If the choice is not to do what it takes to get healthy, then all the wishing and wanting are merely thoughts.

Being a “doer” is how you will achieve a fit and healthy body. What we do determines the lifestyle we maintain. It doesn't even matter if we have limited time to workout. If twenty minutes is all you have, give it all you got with no excuses. All steps to improve our health regardless of the time are positive progress. 



We really need to move past the wishing and wanting, and into the doing. Taking action is what makes results happen. When we become doers, we feel accomplished, more confident, and overall in much better health.

Achieving the fit body we want and think about all the time takes responsibility, time, and effort on a consistent basis. This is true for all things in life: our jobs, education, relationships, and spiritual life for example. Sitting around thinking that things are just going to fall into our laps without effort is unrealistic. Some people really do believe that life works this way, are unmotivated, and feel they are owed a free ride. The truth is there are no free rides to fitness.

Life has never promised easy, and many times we make fitness much more difficult than it needs to be. This is no reason to fall into a wish and want pity party when the “doing” has never been attempted. Time to wake-up and smell the coffee and honestly ask ourselves why we're not doing what it takes to get healthy. Follow-through is the only way to fitness success and doing what it takes daily to create a healthy lifestyle.


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