Use it or Lose it

7939868034068ef46c2264bf13896062When I started this blog, I thought it was going to be geared towards my writing. But now, I know the purpose of this blog. I’m still going to talk about things I feel deeply about, but for the most part, it’s going to be fitness inspired. Reason being, I’m starting a new chapter in my life. One I feel I should have started a long time ago; fitness. I’ve always wanted to be fit but never had the drive.

Through the help and motivation of having a partner, I’ve realized that I’ve always been intrigued by how working out and food helps the body transform into something completely different from what once was. Working out offers you the chance to not just look good, but to transform and become something way more than you ever were. Especially for someone that has always been very shy, quiet, and a little afraid to act outside of what is deemed acceptable to those around them. I’m not saying this is going to be the answer to everyone’s insecurities. I’m only saying it could be a start to something beautiful. I’m starting to see the changes that it’s starting to have on my life. I know I’ve only been at it consistently for about 2 months, but I have energy I never had before!!! There were days before I started working out that I would be home and not do anything but sleep, because I had no energy to do anything else; that was because I did nothing else to get the blood flowing.

I understand we all have busy lives’ and little to no time to think about anything outside of getting this money and making sure the people in our life are being taking care of. “But, if you don’t take care of you, who else will?” The next time you think about skipping out on a workout, I want you to think about what could happen if you left this world, all  because you didn’t take the time to put you first. If you have children or a parent that depends on you or lets say you’re the owner of a non-profit organization and without you the people you helped wouldn’t continue to better themselves because you or your company was no longer around, you died unexpectedly, because of your health. Would you really want all of that good you’ve done to just vanish? If you’re a feeler like me, I’m sure the answer is “No”. If so, start doing something about it, if you haven’t already.

Also, it doesn’t matter where you have to get your sweat on, just make sure you’re enjoying it. Because if you don’t like doing it, chances are your going to be less inclined to keep up with it. Just to give you a couple ideas of how to make your workout fun…

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Kickball
  • Baseball
  • Workout with a partner/ spouse
  • Sex
  • Skiing

Point is, it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you getting that body moving and that blood flowing. I never knew how important it was to just…. move. This is even more so true for those of us that sit at a desk all day. Most of us don’t realize how much inactivity impacts our life. Have you ever thought that the reason so many people are dying of unnatural causes and diseases is do to the lack of mobility and drugs? Truth is most of these deaths could be eliminated from diet and exercise alone; if people would just take the time to care more about what they’re putting in their mouth, rather than what tastes good or what feels good. As the saying has always gone; “The best things in life aren’t free.” In this case I’m talking about living a life of abundance, being on a natural high everyday, living a long active life, and loving the body you’re in. And the way to make all of this obtainable is by eating a diet consisting of whole foods, remaining extremely active, and taking chances.

Once you do these things, your life will do a 180. Everything you didn’t like doing so much will start to be things you love doing because without them you would get the chance to become a person that is filled with energy and fearlessness.

 

Have a Beautiful Day!

 

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