Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fitness and your future...

It’s a new year and hopefully a time for new goals, renewed vision and lots of excitement. I actually had a friend who resolved to gain 20 pounds this year. She said it was basically a win/win for her. I laughed as she explained that if she gains 20 pounds, she keeps her new year’s resolution BUT if she loses 20 pounds then she looks great and feels great about herself so either way, she wins. It’s those kind of resolutions that can keep us in limbo and keep us from experiencing the excitement and strength that comes from achieving our goals. But how do we go from making half-hearted resolutions to creating meaningful, achievable goals? I believe the only way to do that is to tie your goals, specifically your fitness goals to your purpose.

I’m not trying to make a grandiose statement or come off sounding like I have the key to fitness success. What I can say is that I have realized the connection of my own health to my purpose and it has changed the way I look at my workouts. I believe that my purpose includes being a great mother, wife, middle school teacher and fitness coach. In order to truly be my best in these areas and reach my goals in each of these areas, it is important for me to be in great health. In order to be a great mom, I need to do all I can to keep up with my son physically and I need to do all I can in order to be there for him long term. That means my workouts today and the food I put in my body today and the consistency in doing these things well effect the outcome of my purpose and goals. Realizing this connection not only inspires me to organize my workouts and meals but it also gives me the motivation to do what I need to do!

When YOU can see how your health is directly connected to your purpose, it will not only change your workouts but it will change your life.

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