Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Just When You Think It's Safe To Stop Working On Your Fitness...

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Recently, Tony Horton did a live video chat. I'm a fan. I love his energy, his sense of humor and his fitness advice. I love being there for the live chats. Lately he's switched up the format. He used to spend the first part going over various news and fitness topics with the chat host and then answering questions from the audience. The new format is to condense the usual stuff into the first half hour and spend the second half leading a workout.

I tend to think of myself as a pretty fit individual. Then I joined in on the workout during his chat. Now, I'm thinking that I'm not as fit as I thought! The exercises were all from Tony's soon to be released program. I'm guessing it's called P90X 3, but they're not revealing that yet. Anyway, the exercises were hard! Maybe I should adjust that attitude and say they were "challenging". :)

So, now I'm looking forward to the release of this new program even more. I'm also acutely aware that working on your fitness is never done.

The dieter's short-term, do it 'till I'm thin and then relax attitude doesn't work long term. Sure, you might lose the weight, but if you don't recognize that your new healthy diet and exercise program are a lifestyle, you'll go back to your "normal" routine and gain back all the weight you worked so hard to lose.

Instead of thinking short term, adopt the attitude of "I wonder what else I could do". Once you hit your weight loss goal you've accomplished something. Losing weight is not easy. Now that you've done it you're on a roll. Keep going. If you need inspiration, look to others who live a fitness lifestyle and see what they're up to.

Do you want to be able to do pull-ups or learn rock climbing? Do you want to run a half marathon, a maraton? The sky's the limit!

Fitness is a life long pursuit. There is so much more to accomplish beyond losing weight. Losing weight is a great and, for many, a very important goal but once that's accomplished, move on! Move on to the next great thing you're going to do with that awesome body of yours.

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