Fitness fads come and go yet the people who really enjoy the benefits are not those who use all the equipment on the infomercials, follow the diets with catchy names or buy the latest fit-DVD but rather those people who make exercise a part of their daily life, eat healthy and stick to it no matter what! If you can do those things on a consistent basis and prove it with years under your belt of doing so…great! However, the majority of people who exercise rarely stick to it then wonder why the health problems, added bodyfat, weight gain, aches and pains continue to add up.
I was fortunate enough to be exposed to some lifelong fitness enthusiasts at an early age who taught me that it is total immersion into a fitness lifestyle that is based on consistency and variation rather than the novelty of fads, trends, and over-marketed programs. It is almost daily that I talk to people who “used to exercise all the time” or “used to be in great shape.” The words “used to” are irrelevant because your body only reflects and reacts to what you do now and on a consistent basis, so get off of your butt and get healthy without getting to the point to where a doctor has to tell you to do so! I have been getting a lot of clients lately who have received what I call the DU or Doctor Ultimatum. It shouldn’t come to that!
You know better than that, you know that the human body has to get exercise, you know you have to eat better foods and take better care of yourself right? So do it!
If you take the time to explore some activities or sports and find out which ones spark that passion to succeed and consistently improve upon, you will reap benefits for a lifetime. When you let go and truly immerse yourself in an activity that you truly enjoy, that victory leads to an open mind for other activities, training formats, nutrition formats and sources of fit-knowledge. All of that combined will help you take that passion and craft it into a fitness lifestyle that is based on your personal needs, pursuits and preferences rather than some fad or trend. So after the Bootcamp camp craze dies off or the Biggest Loser show finally ends…you will still be plugging away with your list of activities that you look forward to participating in and surrounded by people who look forward to them as well!
Whatever that activity or sport may be is totally up to you but whatever it is, stick with it!