I really enjoyed this article from Pete Hitzeman over at Breaking Muscle. It made me think about how I went from that out of shape and overweight dad at 46 to where I am today. It started with the simple goal of losing some weight. The key for me at least, was once I achieved that goal I immediately set a new one. It’s like the old saying “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Had we looked at the total distance few would have ever started, however we are all capable of taking a single step. The key to being successful at anything in life is to keep moving forward. Being more physically fit will empower you to pursue goals you never thought possible, so what are you waiting for?
Most of us spent a huge portion of our childhood being told to do things we didn’t want to do. We had to be told every day to get out of bed, get ready for school, eat our vegetables, do our homework, brush our teeth. And on it went on for years, until we finally struck out on our own in the world, fully capable of doing it all for ourselves.
As adults, we continue to do all sorts of things we don’t want to do, because we know they’re for our own good. We pay our taxes, mow the grass, and change the oil in the car. We go to the dentist, to family gatherings we’d rather skip, and to jobs we don’t like.
So how is it that, when it comes to taking care of ourselves physically, people just can’t seem to muster up the gumption to do what’s necessary, even if it isn’t always enjoyable?
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