Life Has No Off Season

Motivation is what gets most people started onto their fitness journey. The motivation to get stronger. The motivation to get fitter. The motivation to lose weight. The motivation to be more involved in family life. But once motivation wears off what does one do when the pain of hard work outweighs the lack of motivation. Everyone loves to be motivated. I do too. But motivation doesn’t last forever. Particularly not if you expect it to be your sole driver.

Discipline

Discipline is the key to succeeding. It’s telling yourself that you train regularly as part of your routine because of life. Or zombies. Or so you can enjoy life a bit more with less guilt. Or so you won’t worry about your health down the road. You know the reasons why you need to train and stay healthy.

Being physically active can improve your brain health, help manage weight, reduce the risk of disease, strengthen bones and muscles, and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Adults who sit less and do any amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity gain some health benefits.

https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm

The hardest part is starting and getting over that first hump. You just need to plan. Give yourself three months of doing exercises regularly and everything will fall in place. Find yourself a gym partner. Hire a personal trainer. Ask someone to keep you accountable.

Remember, Life Has No Off Season. Whether you exercise or not, life moves forward. Might as well make it a healthy one.

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