Your Inner Fitness Enthusiast
We all have a body image.
Your inner Fitness Enthusiast always has goals, or at least a working agenda, or a list of ‘should haves’ in a drawer – somewhere…, Right?
If you are going to restructure your life and diet in such a profound way, you will naturally appreciate it when those last 15 pounds follow the rest. Maybe losing weight is not on your to-do list. Instead, you could explore getting into the best shape of your life, or at least get to the next level of your training.
Or, you could start with a Qi Gong or Tai Chi class or perhaps give some Restorative Yoga a try.
Talking to a large room of fitness enthusiasts is always fun and exciting because they are all about focus, attitude, and goals. If that is you, AWESOME! If your intuition is warning you that you are too worn down to work harder, then please consider this. Imagine that your body is a horse and your mind is the cowboy. If your horse is malnourished, inflamed and exhausted, kicking it harder may not get you where you want to go. Or, anywhere for that matter. I would encourage anyone wanting to improve their health or fitness to focus on a balanced metabolism and strong internal organs first.
If you are already invested in your fitness, you may need to take a break from serious training, especially endurance training for a few weeks or even months. It is important to make sure your metabolism, immune system and detoxification pathways are all stable and resilient. This is why starting with your diet is so essential.
I have been an athlete for most of my life. I completely agree that people need to move, metabolisms need to be challenged, and muscles need to grow and stretch.
Sometimes, however, people need to repair their body, organs, and cells first.
Then they can use their willpower to focus on fitness goals.