Since I’ve been home from Scottsdale, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading. I’ve spent a lot of time with just myself, reflecting on the goals I have for the upcoming year. I realize that fitness has a lot to do with how you feel on the inside. Being healthy deals with the whole package about your happiness, peace, healthy diet and body. I’m reading this great book called Fit Soul, Fit Body by Brant Secunda and Mark Allen. A great quote from the book that they mentioned was:
“Working out will certainly give you a wonderful appearance. But if the person you are behind the chiseled body with six-pack abs does not experience inherent happiness with life, the picture will not be complete. Just look at the number of professional athletes who have bodies of steel bit turn to drugs and bad behavior hoping to find the things they are missing-happiness, fulfillment, inner peace.”
Health and Happiness or Inner-Peace are my ultimate goals. Without one or the other, you create a life that is out of balance. You need to explore the depths of who you are and who you want to become. A healthy body is key, but you need to develop a “sustainable lifestyle where you not only achieve long-term physical health, but also long-term emotional and spiritual health.”
Look at who you are today
What do you want to change?
Think of your life as a house. Houses get old and outdated and often need re-models. What can you do to improve each part of this house for the better? What do you need to get rid of that is cluttering your future life? Once you figure out what you want to improve, you will create a sturdy, new, functional, beautiful space that can be something you are proud of. Everything starts with a foundation. Without a foundation, the house will quickly fall apart.
Our body is like a house.
And a house without a soul doesn’t make the best home to live in.
Remember that without taking action, the house will stay the same, so remember to keep working and building yourself. It may not be perfect by tomorrow, but steady progression will create a beautiful home.
Today—-write a list of your fitness goals. Write a list of your emotional state and how you feel about yourself, how you feel about your passions and interests, about your education or work choices, about the friendships that surround you, about the relationship with your family, about what you spend your money on, about the romantic relationship or lack there of….think about what works and what doesn’t. Think about who you want to be and how you want to remodel your future self. Sometimes we need to sit down and write on paper exactly what we want in life. Sometimes at the end of all this, we realize everything we fill our lives with have nothing to do with who we want to be. Make sure you are pulling in the right direction. Life is too short to waste time on people and things that don’t add up. When you spend all your energy on things that prevent you from being who you want to become, you slow down your progress and continue to be the person you’ve always been. Do not live in fear of change…make sure you make the right decisions for your heart. Build the correct foundation. Good luck:)