There seems to be an expert study been released every week on sure things you should or should not do regarding your health.
v Drink more wine it's good for you.
v Eat more chocolates, they will help prevent some cancers.
v You don't have to drink that much water
v Stop doing cardio and only strength train
Is there such a thing as a sure thing? Scientists have the habit of saying "It's a sure thing, if you do this and you are guaranteed that" then next week another expert says the exact opposite! Getting a headache yet? Who are we to trust? I always tell all my clients step into what I call your common sense corner and ask yourself the simple question. "Does this make sense to me"
Doctors and experts from all around the world said in the beginning part of the 20th century that they knew that it was “physically impossible” for a human being to run a mile in less than four minutes. Then an English amateur in 1954 by the name of Roger Banister set a new world record by running a mile in less than 4 minutes.
Let me talk about what I know for sure. I know if you are committed and your mind and body is fully engaged there is nothing you cannot do. Commitment is not about convenience. For example, you simply can't be committed to someone or a certain course of action only when it's convenient for you. I came across a great definition for commitment "the act of binding yourself intellectually and emotionally to a goal or course of action". Roger Banster trained for years and was especially heart broken when he failed to break the 4 minute mile in the 1952 Olympics but he did not give up. So what if you don't succeed the first time, or the next time, or even the next, keep trying because in the end victory is so so sweet.
There is another sure thing. Right now, the weather is breaking and it's getting warmer. Not only is this peak season for fruits and veggies but it's the human body's peak season too. This is our time to be active, take advantage of the weather. During the winter we are in hibernation and if we don't "wake up" right now, we will pack on the pounds in a hurry during the winter months. This is the time to create your body. If you have not been working out on a regular basis, you need to make yourself accountable and join a group of people who exercise on a regular basis. Tell them, if you miss a session they have permission to call you and give you a hard time and harass you if necessary for not making your health your priority. This is the time, your time. The sun is out. The next move is yours.
Move Your Body, Move Your Life
Published On: May 17, 2008