Monday, June 4, 2012
I'm definitely not new to the gym. I understand the gym and sweating is one of the lasts places people want to be. It takes effort! Let's be real, if we could just be blessed with a nice body and never have to workout, we'd jump on it. BUT that might be exactly why you aren't achieving the goals you want. As I get more acclimated to my career of personal training, I have yet to go a day where I hadn't heard an EXCUSE. Let's start with money. "I can't afford it" I'm thinking: "but you drop how many hundreds of dollars drinking and eating and HARMING your body?" Now isn't a good time in my life: My response: "When will be a good time? When your forced to care when something happens to your body?" I don't have enough time in the day: my response: "but you watch how many hours of T.V.? MAKE TIME!" The list really can go on and on... BUT THE REAL QUESTION IS: Where are your priorities? So many of the times we treat our bodies and fitness like we do God. Something tragic happens, we call on God. But when it works itself out... He kind of falls to the side. Special event or holiday, we holler his way and show him praise... But after the gifts are given we don't show him much love. Same with our bodies: we get injured or something stops working and we have to visit the hospital. We are told we need to exercise and eat right. So we do for a little while, but then it fades away. Wedding, graduation, party, holiday get together, we work hard for a little while but we go back to our old habits. See the resemblance? The key is consistency! To a proper relationship with God and your body is practicing and staying dedicated. It takes a LIFESTYLE change rather than setting a date till you don't have to workout, go to church, read your bible, or eat right. Whatever is holding you back to get fit physically, mentally, and spiritually, I ask you to evaluate. Where can you start and who can you take along with you? Encourage others along the way. Know you don't have to do it alone... And lastly, Know you are blessed.