Most Important Fitness Tip

The Single Most Important Factor in Fitness…..

The other day, a friend of mine stopped by my office and as usual, the subject of fitness was brought up. He was trying to convince me that his CrossFit program was tougher, harder, and better than my current P90x2 workout regimen. I’ve never done Crossfit so the truth is, he could be right…. so why did I adamantly disagree?

Well, it’s because the fitness program you’re doing (whether it be P90x, Crossfit, Insanity, Body for Life, etc) plays only a small part in how fit you are. In fact, I bet I can get more fit doing Jillian’s 20-minute workout than half the guys that do Crossfit.

How? Is it because of my diet & healthy eating habits? Or maybe because of the amounts of cardio I do? Or that I concentrate on low reps but heavy weights? Or could it be because of the supplements I take?

No. No. No. No. And no.

The single most important factor is…… attitude. Attitude is what determines your fitness level and what type of conditioning you achieve.

Sure, proper nutrition and cardio are important, but it’s your attitude that determines how hard you’re going to focus. Because it’s your attitude that shapes how you view things in life and how you perceive something to be. You typically either have a positive view, or some type of slant on things, or a negative view. And it’s your attitude that will shine through in everything that you do — including working out and fitness.

If you have a good, positive attitude, then you’ll probably approach working out with more intensity. If you’ve been around sports long, you probably know that in order to achieve and maintain a certain level of conditioning, you must first “pay the price” and put in some hard work.

If you have the right attitude, you won’t be dreading the work out. You won’t be dreading basketball practice. In fact, you will actually look forward to it because you know you’re about to get stronger, faster, better, or more fit. Knowing the things you do in the gym are going to bring you closer to the body you want, will go a long way.

So, my challenge to you today is to be more aware of your mindset and attitude when it comes to working out and getting fit. Like Zig Ziglar says, “Do a check-up from the neck up.”

If you approach your fitness workout routine with a positive attitude, it will be much more fun getting in shape. Know that persistence will pay off and eating healthy instead of pizza will get you closer to where you want to be. Be positive in all areas of your fitness approach and you will get the body you want much faster.

God was right when he said in Galatians 6: “you reap what you sow.”

 

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This entry was posted on April 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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