Whether you are on a weight loss journey, returning to fitness for whatever reason or undertaking some sort of a challenge. I believe the most important aspect of this will be enjoying the process.
When you enjoy the process all those inconveniences blur, just something to get past. Put time in between a tooth ache to a car insurance renewal. Insignificance reigns supreme.
The problem lies with folks who present with me that do not enjoy the journey, the journey peels away at those thoughts of anxiety, lack of confidence, hurt from previous attempts. The journey step by step gives you that will to keep going. Because each journey no matter how long or short will present milestones to celebrate along the way. And celebrate you should.
I get asked a lot about the final result, what will it be. Quantify how much for me please. I never answer in specifics. I believe it negates the journey and takes away from the process. Why should there be a finality, why should you stop.
The betterment of ourselves physically, mentally , spiritually is as personal as a fingerprint. No two the same so why compare to others be that within your own environment or fixating on an Insta Hercules or Aphrodite. Who, in some cases sole financial purpose is to train and starve themselves pre shoot in order for that glorious ass, abb, or boob shot. Good luck to them making a buck. But don’t get down on that image.
My own process revolves around long distance Triathlon. But it has become a journey, mostly physical but sometimes spiritual. Not spiritual in a god like sense but being alone in the wilds of the county appreciating sunrises, lonely roads without feeling alone, and yes birds chirping and lambs baaaaaaing and all that corny shit. Its class. We are blessed down here.
The process of betterment has no finality, it can not be done in any wrong way, it is your journey and how you choose to start is your fingerprint. Please do not be afraid to explore what your are physically, mentally or spiritually capable of. The more of you I meet, sometimes suffering the more I realize that the latitude and longitude geographically given to us has a bearing on all our mental states and I do believe that there are very few who escape this geographical roulette.
If you have begun your process, good for you keep going. If you would like to start today would be a great day for it.