Many people put off exercise and fitness because, well, because those things require hard work and commitment. When we fall into a rut of complacency, it is easy to rationalize our inaction.
If you need some catalyst to get you convinced that you need to start on your path towards greater commitment to health and fitness, then you need to ask yourself a few questions. This article gives you some questions to consider and decide whether you are willing to move forward towards a healthier lifestyle and a body you can be proud of.
The fist question you need to ask yourself is whether you are completely satisfied with your endurance, strength and endurance. This is not something that you should compare yourself to others with, but rather, should be an honest and open dialogue with yourself.
Do you feel you should be stronger than you are? Do you wish that you had more endurance to play with your children, stay up later or have an increased sex drive? If you are honest with yourself, the answer to these questions has to be no. Almost nobody is completely satisfied with their performance and would actively seek a way to improve themselves.
The second question you should ask is whether or not you are satisfied with the size of clothes you are wearing. Have you gone up in size over the last few years? Are you using XL or L clothes when your frame would support a M or S? Do you have tons of clothes in your wardrobe that no longer fit you? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you probably want to lose weight.
Do you understand that an increase in fitness level will help you for years to come? By investing now in your fitness, you will help ensure that your later years will have increased mobility, health and function. Many studies indicate that for every minute you spend exercising, you increase your life by two minutes. What other reasons do you need?
Are you happy with your appearance? What would you like to change about your appearance. While working out may not be able to change some things about your appearance, the truth is that your minor imperfections are much easier to overlook if you are in shape. Your hair line, a blemish, these types of things don’t take much away from the overall picture if you are rocking a six pack and a set of guns!
Finally, ask your doctor how healthy you are. How much, if any, weight would he recommend you lose. Once you have the answers to these questions, you will know if you need to start a commitment to fitness.
Hopefully this article has provided you with the catalyst that you need to start your journey towards better health and fitness. Remember that the instant you start, you will be moving towards health, towards a nicer appearance, towards a wardrobe you had never thought you would wear again. These things should provide you with the motivation you need to succeed. Good luck.