Last year I began writing the first draft of a fitness book, which is gradually taking shape. I've been chipping away at this project during my spare time within my spare time #turtlepace. This evening I've spent several hours immersed in the process of editing what I've developed thus far. After going through the first chapter I was inspired to share a small piece of the pie that relates to why we do what we do and how reasoning relates to our fitness adherence. Here's a couple excerpts:
"Being fit is all for nothing if you're doing it purely for yourself. The goal is to live a fit and healthy life for those you love, those that need help, and to reach your potential so you can help those people even more so. That's where it's at. That's what the fit life is all about."
"The praise spoken of you when you die is your eulogy and the inscription inlaid on your tombstone is your epitaph. What do you want others to say when your time has come and what will be forever etched where you lay in wait for Eternity? It may seem morbid to speak of death in association with fitness but what's worse is failing to live a healthy life that leads to an untimely death."
If your reasoning for being fit isn't beyond yourself and vanity you'll either see results that can't be sustained or you'll be miserable as you sustain the results. I've been pushing the idea of pursuing fitness from an internal perspective. This approach breeds lasting results. Basically, if your reason for being fit is for the benefit of enjoying life with those you love, chances are that you'll remain fit for a very long time and develop a consistent eagerness to workout.
If you have a moment I'd love to hear what your why is in the comment section below.
Get Fit, Stay Fit, Enjoy Life!