When you hear the word "fitness", the thought of food deprivation, backbreaking exercises, and boring training hours may come to mind. That is a common misconception that I would like to shatter.
Of course, if you eat burgers, fried chicken and pizza morning til evening, you have to do drastic changes. And that would require major adjustment.
You certainly need to be more physically active. A 30-minute daily exercise is good, but you have to do more to lose weight or meet certain fitness goals.
Exercise may be repetitive so you need some form of guidance so you can sustain the physical activity without boring yourself to death.
I have a suggestion. Why not take up a sport and actually enjoy your way to fitness? Yup, hitting two birds with one stone!
For example, a client of mine enjoys running. She decided to take it more seriously, following a training plan and treadmill recommendations from here. I can see that she happily works on being fit and healthy. I am even happier!
You see, a work-and-play combination is possible!
You might have noticed that there's a "but" when it could be an "and". Well, it is common knowledge that healthy foods are not exactly the most delicious.
Another fact: we often ignore the ill effects of drinking our favorite beverages. All the sugar in that glass of Coke or even the artificial fruit juice.
You might want to check this out and try the recipes for yummy and healthy smoothies.
I'm not bashing anyone who is currently training for a 5K.
This is not about you who are preparing for a competition.
Im not at all against breaking records and personal bests.
Heck, it's none of my business if you are trying to impress anybody.
But let me tell you how I always begin a talk with new clients: do it for yourself. Do it because you know that being healthy means staying away from illnesses and increasing your chances of living longer.
Then you can do a lot of 5Ks, join more competitions, continuously challenge personal records, and impress more people.
Do it for yourself. Do it NOW.