With the calendar flipping over to February this past week, I couldn’t help but notice the surge of people at the gym is once again starting to dwindle. I don’t think I would be going too far out on a limb to suggest that there are those who made promises to themselves somewhere around January 1st. Promises to get
their asses moving active, lose some weight & feel better about themselves.
Getting Healthy vs Getting Thin. Two very different goals in my opinion.
For me, getting healthy implies working towards having your mind, body & spirit being in the best possible place that it can be.
Getting thin, on the other hand, suggests shedding weight to feel satisfied with the person you see in the mirror. Okay, & perhaps fitting back in to your skinny jeans! Without a muffin top.
I am not a trainer, I do not hold a degree in nutrition, I am not a spokesperson for any weight loss company. Hell, I don’t even own a set of scales. I have however, come to understand that when I am active, I not only look better, but I feel better! I will shock you even further & tell you that there is actually research to support this theory! I know, crazy talk, isn’t it?
Some would argue that I have been blessed with long limbs & a great metabolism. I wouldn’t dispute this point. Thank you to my parents for gifting me these genes. But, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to work at being healthy. Age has a funny way of redistributing weight in the oddest places…just sayin’!
Rather than focus on getting thin, focus on a desire to be in the best health you can possibly be. Engage in a lifestyle that gets you moving. Don’t wait for a health scare of some sort to encourage you to change how you approach each day. There is never a better time to improve yourself than right here & right now. Not on January 1, 2015.
I encourage you to step outside of your box & get uncomfortable. Live on the edge. Or as my cycling coach likes to remind us as we are sweating our asses off & gasping for what feels like our very last breath:
“If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up to much space!”
What do you do to stay active?
Have a great weekend:0)