For my first ever blog post I wasn’t sure what fitness question I should be trying to answer or what fitness myth I should be trying to dispel. For instance: What are the best exercises for my butt? Does eating fat make you fat or is it sugar or both? Can I reach my fitness goals by working out only 10 minutes 2 times a week? Or one of my favorites, “Its my genetics, so I’m doomed, so whatever, give me another slice of pizza and a beer!” All great questions and concerns and maybe I’ll touch on those down the road but for this post I’d like to talk about commitment.
It’s an interesting concept that we all participate in everyday. We commit to work so we can get a paycheck, because we have to pay rent or a mortgage that we’ve committed to. We commit to college because we applied, were accepted and paid the tuition and therefore need to commit to doing the course work so we can ultimately graduate. We rescued a dog from a shelter so our commitment is to love and feed him, not necessarily in that order. The list goes on and on and I think you get the picture. Commitment.
Our lives or full of commitments, some are of our own doing and passion and some are placed upon us and are to no fault of our own. Since I am a husband, father, son, brother and friend I completely understand the meaning of commitment, what it stands for and how important it is to follow through on all of life’s commitments.
But for most of you out there I am communicating to you as a personal trainer and would like to relate commitment to you and your health and fitness. Our many other commitments frequently get in the way of us making headway towards our health and fitness. We tend to not prioritize health and fitness or push it to the back of the line as we put other, “more important” commitments to the front. Now, I’m not suggesting that you take that awesome spinning class instead of going to your child’s piano recital or getting to work late just to get in that weight training session, remember you have a mortgage. What I’m saying is “commit to your commitments.” Find a way to get your workouts in, eat healthy foods and get a good nights sleep along with your other commitments. It can be done, it takes some planning, at times some guidance and, yes, commitment.
So, commit to your health and fitness plan, be willing to make adjustments as you go and in some cases push the restart button. In the end, your health and fitness plan is just as important as many of your other commitments, in fact you wouldn’t be able to do them very well if you don’t commit to it. So my suggestion for you is to take a look at all of your commitments in life and figure out how your health and fitness plan fits in with them. Now, go out and commit.
If you would like to share what helps you commit to your health and fitness please do so at the top of this post. If you have questions on how to implement a health and fitness plan for yourself you can reach me through contact page.