Thursday, August 8, 2013

An update on my fitness journey

It's confession time again.  I don't know if you noticed but it's been a little while since I posted a fitness inspiration entry.  There's a reason for that.  You see, part of my secret motivation for those posts in the past was get fit for a trip to Miami on my birthday.  That special day has come and gone.  Afterwards, I began to lack the motivation to work out after having reached my goal.


Suddenly,  I was confronted with having to make a choice that would change the course of my actions for ever.  A decision had to be made.  I had to decide if working out was something I did to reach an outcome or something I would do consistently just because....... Was fitness a means to an end or a way of life?  Then I thought of all of the wonderful benefits I experienced when I worked out consistently. The insane amount of energy, the pretty skin from visiting the sauna & sweating on a regular basis.  The feelings of confidence which I carried with me all the time. The feeling that I can get NO where else.  The feeling of having a toned, strong body.  Nothing else compared to it.

(@ Nikimurphy)

I did it. I decided.  I made the choice to get back in the gym.  This time, there's no goal I'm moving towards. Nobody I'm trying to impress.  I'm not stepping on scales, I'm not criticizing my body.  I'm just working out.  I know the benefits will come but I'm here for the experience.  That feeling of aliveness when blood is pumping all through my body.  This means that I no longer let excuses interfere with my workouts.  Like Tony Robbins said, I have to create rituals to support the high standards  I set for myself.


With that said, I want to continue to create moments of inspiration and motivation for those of us in our fitness journeys.  There are ups and there are downs. What's most important is whether I accept fitness as a part of my life or something that I do from time to time.  When it becomes part of my life, I don't find time, I make it.
  1. I totally agree with you on feeling great after a good workout! That's what motivated me to make it a way of life. Also, what keeps me interested and engaged is group fitness. I've met so many wonderful people. It has truly been a blessing.

    I try to vary my workouts - spin class, strength training class and a running group. I also throw in a boot camp every now and again!! LOL!! I work out 5 days a week and it's been life changing.

  2. Sometimes I can go for weeks without working out:( But I always dust myself off and GET BACK TO IT!

    I enjoy your fitness motivation posts, they really do motivate me to keep at it. To make fitness a part of my daily life. Thank you.

  3. nice post here mehn
    I learnt something new from the part where you wrote " That feeling of aliveness when blood is pumping all through my body. This means that I no longer let excuses interfere with my workouts. Like Tony Robbins said, I have to create rituals to support the high standards I set for myself. "
    Personally for me, there have been 2 blogs that i've found so far to be very helpful and have something interesting for me whenever i visit, this one and
    Keep up the good work you're doing here mehn.

  4. Having a fit and healthy body gives you a sense of fulfillment. It feels great knowing that you really worked hard to achieve and maintain the body that you have right now. You will find it quite difficult at first, but once you see the improvement in your body, you will absolutely enjoy it later on.
    Carmelia Paradise @ NW CrossFit

  5. Great post! Fitness is actually a change of lifestyle. When you want to maintain your fabulous body and self-confidence, you have to make sure that you eat nutritious food and exercise regularly. Anyway, thanks for your encouragement. This will be a great help not just for me, but for all those who are having troubles with their weight loss. :)

    Roman Willis @