Work It Out

Come on let’s work it out…

by that, I mean working out your fitness.

Okay, so I am not a fitness junky or anything but I do believe that getting some type of workout can help you grow. It doesn’t have to be anything intense like running on the treadmill for 10 minutes, it can honestly be something simple as taking the stairs rather than the elevator when you’re at work.

Fitness is another form of discipline. It trains your mind, in a way, to form habits more easily. Once you make your fitness schedule (and you stick with it), you’ve already mastered the art of being consistent and boom…you’ve already grown a little bit personally.

Fitness is also a form of pushing your limits. When working out there is always that day where you either go up a weight or maybe instead of walking that trail, you run it, you end up pushing a limit you didn’t think you would push… and guess what?

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Pushing your limits in your fitness also plays into my previous blogs “Overcoming Obstacles” and “Goal Setting”. Some may look at working out as an obstacle for them, my advice is to do whatever it takes to overcome that obstacle AND set goals each week, (or each day), that way you can check off those goals every time they’re accomplished.

Look at bettering your fitness as taking control over your life. Once you take better care yourself physically you’ll feel like you can do anything. Because I swear I’m more motivated after I workout!

OR You can look at working out as a way to clear your mind. I have a friend who goes to the gym when he’s stressed or needs to clear his head, kind of like an escape of some sort.

You can also use it as a way to learn more about yourself. Most people end up learning more about themselves while in the process of getting fit. And learning more about yourself is a form of personal growth, I know for myself, I learned that I enjoy running and that I’m stronger than I thought.

Remember, you don’t have to go full force and use the gym if that’s not something you’re interested in. Like I said above you can start with something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work, or walk around your neighborhood! You can make a plan to do that at least 3 days a week and next thing you know you’ve accomplished something, you might even feel better afterward!

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