This post is one in an ongoing series entitled “Fit People,” a sequence of values, thought processes, and actions designed to be used as guidelines for creating a healthy and fit lifestyle from the inside out. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed creating them. My wish is for you as you read each piece is that you reflect on how it applies to your life and how you can incorporate more of this advice as you move forward in your fitness journey <3
Fit People Win
As people embarking upon a journey to create a healthy and fit lifestyle, we are constantly confronted with the self-defeating habits that keep us locked in a loop of unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Dreams of feeling good, of being comfortable in our own skin, of having the energy to put into our work, spending time with our families, and attempting to hit the biggest items on our bucket list. And we ask ourselves “Why?” Why do I keep sabotaging myself? Why can’t I stick to my healthy diet or get myself to drive to the gym on a regular basis? Why do I keep falling back into those bad habits?
It is very easy to focus on the failures. But you see, even in failure there are lessons. Obstacles, struggles, and setbacks are GIFTS, set in front of you to be unwrapped, analyzed from every single angle, and appreciated for the role they have played in your life up until now. When you learn to see your failures like this, you discover ways to change your attitudes and behaviors about health and fitness. And this is how you WIN. Because even if you don’t get it right every single time, you gain new knowledge about yourself. That is something you will never lose. And thus,
Learning = WIN
Those who are successful at creating healthy and fit lifestyles focus on the wins. There is always a win in learning something new about yourself, and that learning MUST take place before you can take proper and consistent action. Become the type of person who always wins and you will be well on your way to becoming healthy and fit.
Good luck <3