Kairos Community, the church I serve as pastor, is going through Bootcamp led by Reginald A. Lewis, Certified Personal Trainer and Founder of the ‘Fit and Fly Nation.’ It will take place on Saturdays in May at a cost of one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Second Harvent Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Email me or leave a comment if you want to know more.
The Endless Climb
When it comes to fat loss and fitness, it can seem like you are climbing an endless Mountain. Or maybe I should say endless blubbery Mountain.
The path can be long, uphill, and not well marked. Not to mention the pain that’s involved. But you don’t have to do it alone.
Find a guide.
I have in my life a few mentors for various aspects of business and personal life. I may have everything together when it comes down to maintianing a healthy lifestyle, but when it comes to other aspects of my life I admit I can’t always do it alone.
God/My Pastor : Spritual Guidance
Financial Advisor: Financial Guidance
My Parents: Relationship Advice (they have been married for over 27 years)
Get the point?
Think of your trainer as someone who is mentoring you in leading a healthier and more active lifestyle.
I know a lot of lazy people.
People who would rather spend the day planted on their couch than anywhere else.
People who choose take-out over home cooked, every night of the week.
People who would rather have a root canal than go do a workout.
Sure, I know that we all have our occasional lazy day on the couch, but lately it seems that more and more people are turning laziness into a career.
What about you? Do the following describe you:
You are habitually inactive.
You’d rather be a passive observer than an active participant.
You’re a master excuse-maker.
You find shortcuts in order to avoid the long haul.
If that’s you, don’t get down on yourself. There are many legitimate causes of laziness. Here are just a few…
Sleep Deprivation: When you’re short on sleep it’s easy to become unmotivated, which quickly turns into laziness. Get a minimum of eight hours of sleep each night in order to maintain enough energy to get you through the day. Some experts even say that ten hours of sleep each night is what you need to function at your best.
Caffeine Abuse: Starting your day with a jolt of java may help with your initial alertness, but the dip in energy that takes place a few hours later could be the reason that you become lazy later in the day. Avoid the rush and crash of caffeine and instead rely on your steady supply of natural energy.
Bad Habit: At some point being lazy simply becomes a habit. If every night after work you head straight to the couch, it soon becomes automatic and not a conscious decision.
Breaking the habit of laziness is actually quite easy. Simply take yourself off of autopilot and make the conscious decision to do something productive instead – like heading to the gym rather than the couch. Inactivity: If your job keeps you in a chair for hours at a time, and you don’t exercise when off the clock, then your body is just accustomed to inactivity.
It’s time to wake up your under-used muscles and to reacquaint yourself with the joy of motion.
A simple way to get back into the swing of things is to go on a 30 to 60 minute walk either before work or after you return home. Once you’ve broken yourself in with consistent walks, contact me to get started on a fitness program that will quickly get your body back into great shape.
Laziness begins when you ignore that little nagging voice in your head. You know, the one that reminds you when you should take action on something rather than sit by and let the opportunity slip away.
Is today the day that you will kick laziness to the curb?
Is today the day that you will take action toward achieving your goals?
Is today the day that you will listen to that little voice of reason?
Imagine Your Ideal You
What does the ‘ideal you’ look like?
How does the ‘ideal you’ spend their time?
Who would the ‘ideal you’ spend time with?
What would the ‘ideal you’ accomplish?
The distance between you and your ‘ideal you’ is created by laziness.
When faced with decisions, big or small, do what your ‘ideal you’ would do, rather than taking the easy way out.