This blog is supposed to give you everything you need to achieve physical fitness. In other words, I want to help you to get in great shape. While wondering what to write about and what my readers would want to hear I was thinking about the number one thing that is letting me stay in great shape. It’s no secret workout or a brand-new diet that gets me to where I am right now. No. I tell you what it is. It’s my attitude towards physical fitness and the importance I associate it with. Let me explain why this matters.
Most of us associate physical fitness with hard work, sweat and a lot of vegetable cooking and eating which we couldn’t be less bothered with. And I get it. I feel you. Physical fitness is hard work. It takes a lot to work out several times a week and watch what you’re eating. It takes time and effort to cook healthy meals every day instead of getting pizza or burgers. It’s demanding. I realize that. But here is why it works for me and why I find myself, not only in unease when eating unhealthy food, but actively refusing to do it more often. It goes against my beliefs. It goes against what I think is good and right for me because I taught/ conditioned myself to maintain a healthy diet and do workouts. It became absolutely crucial for me to stay in shape and work on my body. It’s ingrained in my brain (see my last post on “how to get ripped” for more about that topic). Many years of practicing sports, exercising and eating healthy foods gave me the feeling that this is normal, that this is what I do. It became a part of me and it came natural to me.
This is the point where the drive kicks in. The drive I have for working hard on my body comes from this nature. I say I “have” the drive, but strictly speaking I am generating the drive. It’s not like I have it and you don’t. It’s something I still have to generate every day. It just comes easier to me because of my long commitment to physical fitness that I have had until now. This commitment, this nature of me that I built up over the years is the greatest source of getting the energy, of getting the fuel needed for long-term physical fitness.