What exactly is this fitness and healthy lifestyle we talk about? Or, what exactly is this fitness thing we’re so enthusiastic about? Simply put, it is the general state of well being of the mind and body. A lot of people jump into things without actually preparing their mind. At AONFitness, we believe that the true success to a fitness (physical) journey, begins with a fit mind. It is true that as time goes on, your will and desire will either appreciate or depreciate, but you need to be strong for yourself and be stubborn about your goals. Like we always say, “No Pain, No Gain” Then again, you are already in pain, your fitness journey only helps you to get reward for your pain.
The mind is the most important thing, a lot of us concentrate on what we have to do, the perfect weather, the perfect environment or even the perfect partner. Some just look in the mirror and give up! Then the tinny negative voices in their heads come out and say “when am I going to lose all of this fat?” Or “where is the muscle going to come from?” These are all nothing but perfect excuses to keep you waiting for the perfect situation. I’m sorry to tell you this, but its very honest and its coming from the bottom of my heart, there will NEVER be a perfect condition or situation, you have to make every workout the perfect session.
You need to work on your mind and pace yourself in order to find time and strength. Start from the most basic exercise you know before you grow out of your comfort zone. Start making gradual adjustments when you feel like you are getting comfortable with a particular workout or exercise and don’t be scared to try new things. You can start with as little as 20 jumping jacks daily or just do some push-ups, challenge yourself every day. You don't need money for that, all you need is a little over 10 minutes dedication.
So, what exactly am I saying? That you need to put your mind to it! Start your fitness journey today. Don't look in the mirror and get discouraged. You need to encourage and motivate yourself, because; if you ate yourself to obesity, you are going to work yourself out of it, and NO, it will not be easy. You can bet your next burger on it, it won't, but it certainly isn't as difficult as the negativity in your mind is making it seem.
Changing your body and lifestyle is a marathon race and not a sprint, it'll take time, it'll take consistency, it'll take effort and you need to love, understand and embrace your journey. It doesn’t matter how you start, but that you have started. We are all in this together. So, let's get started with this challenge. Please search the internet for graphic images of any exercise or movements you do not understand.
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