Welcome to The Vitality Project!
I wanted to focus upon this title in this blog because, like yesterday’s posting this is something that I hear quite frequently from various people who have previously tried or are currently trying to change their bodies for the better. The first issue regarding this theme is this, although you don’t have to go to a fitness facility to improve the way you look and feel, it’s quite difficult to get the same effect at home. I think that if you are participating in some type of regular physical activity such as walking, some yoga, tai-chi, stretching or you use tubing, fitness bands and swiss balls, eventually your body will reach a plateau. These types of fitness programs are a great start, however they will rarely yeild the type of results you seek.
Going to a fitness club has too many benefits to mention in comparison with home exercise, walking programs, cycling, gardening or other recreational pursuits. The ability to improve your body compositon is vastly improved the moment you step inside that door. The rest is literally up to you. Now of course, you will need competent instruction which is lacking in most fitness clubs. Nevertheless, it is available and so is a plethora of different types of fitness equipment suited for all shapes and sizes.
The really important issue I have with the theme of this blog is the asssociated attitudinal connitation which accompanies it. Let me ask you the reader this question. Has anything that you have ever done leading to the attainment of a difficult goal involved anything resembling what you like?
Lets face it folks, reaching difficult goals is tough, involves committment, hard work, dedication and discipline. When were these attributes associated with a pleasurable experience? The truth is, in most cases they are NOT.
I didn’t study for years because I liked it. I didn’t work by butt off for my photoshoot because it was fun. I don’t get up at 6 Am. every morning, work 8 hours, cook my food, tend to my house, work with my clients, go to the gym, go stairclimbing all because I like it. Of course I like my work and cooking and certain elements of my day, but I do what I do because I want a certain result and my actions equate to a specific result. Like it or not.
To be very honest, most times I really don’t enjoy the experience of going to the gym. However, I know that going there and doing what I do will yeild the type of results that I seek. That being; a better version of myself, a healthier, stronger, fitter, younger man who enjoys a high degree of health and well-being. I think that is a fair trade-off.
For those of you who only do what they like. This is the reason why you will fail at acheiving the best in your health, fitness, career and financial goals. This is commonly referred to as getting out of your comfort zone. Haven’t you been there long enough?