A post from Holly G., our CMF Fitness Coach:
I’m back! And let me tell you ladies, I’m back from the happiest place on Earth. Can you guess where I went? That’s right, the almighty Disney World. That place has the best people watching you can imagine. I mean, the BEST you can find. It’ll cost you an arm and a leg but it was worth it.
Seriously, we had a great time and rode the rides essential in the life of our four year-old. The Jungle Cruise happened to be her favorite but after three passes through the Nile, Congo and Amazon, the ride became redundant and typical. As a result of riding in a man-made jungle, my analytical mind had an epiphany; the ride is a metaphor.
You get on the fitness quest (the boat) to test out the waters, trying hard to implement a solid workout regime. It lasts awhile, you get distracted, discouraged by the lack of results or some random issue and decide the ride isn’t worth it. So, you get off and walk away. Only later when you have a reunion to attend, a wedding to go to, or make the dreaded New Year resolution, you believe this new fitness quest will be different. So, you get back on the fitness boat and try it again only to realize the damn ride is the same and you’re bored and want off!
We’ve all done this and trust me, there’s no shame in starting something again, but there is disappointment when you get off the ride.
The quest to be fit and healthy is a one-time ride. My suggestion is to get on that fitness boat once and ride that sucker all the way to the finish and never stop. Getting on and off a workout routine is detrimental and in most cases will never prove successful.
Your quest for health and that hot body we all want takes time. It takes YEARS! It takes commitment even when you’d rather curl up with a great book. Ladies, take the journey step by step. Crawl before you haul butt into a new workout routine. Ease your way into this lifestyle. Every day is a new day and we owe our bodies the nourishment it deserves.
So, if you’re currently on the fitness boat, stay on it! If you’re thinking of getting back on the boat, remember this is the last time you want to get back on the ride. And to those of you who are about to step foot on the boat for the first time; remember the ride is best one time. Stay on and enjoy!
****Have any comments, feedback, or topics that you’d like to see Holly give advice on? Leave a comment below! She’ll be answering any questions you have and would love to hear what you’d like to see her blog about! For more great posts from Holly, click here.****