how to kill a fitness goal… By Jeremy
The idea of fitness and what it is to be fit is just about as elusive as finding the end of the rainbow. Most of the time we can only see a fraction of what is the rainbow, which is the same for becoming physically fit. Exercise itself generally isn’t the difficult part (generally is a major part of that comment), but rather changing your lifestyle to facilitate the increased stresses and pressured place on the body during exercise is. The potential for the human body to perform is phenomenal IF we give it a chance. Most fitness goals and dreams never have a chance from the beginning. For some reason most people believe that a hard days work and dealing with a sh%$#y boss, high stress levels, nobody cares, etc., etc. Are reason enough to to have a couple of drinks at night. Why, because they’ve earned it. Or at least that’s what they tell themselves. Did they forget about their fitness goals? No. But maybe tomorrows another day, or maybe they believe the ONE glass a day idea (which is a great marketing deal for the alcohol industry by the way). There are many different reasons why this happens and my thumbs can only handle so much typing. What is not in the pop culture of the drinking world is that it creates digestive system issues, and the next thing you have is irregular bowl movements and you get backed up so then you have days of meals just hanging out in in your digestive system harvesting a whole gem of warm fuzzy things. Alcohol is catabolic to the body, so building muscle is shot. Irregular sleep patterns jack up the circadian rythms so the body never has a chance to recover,and then you develop a caffeine cycle. And usually folks are so dissasociated with what they have going on in their bodies versus what should be happening in the body and so damn wrapped up in listening or reading what somebody else has to say without applying any of it, that fitness just becomes an appointment instead of a passion or a way of life; an elusive endeavor just like trying to catch a rainbow. The beauty of it is the dream is real! So real in fact we could all wakeup tomorrow with a new idea in our minds of the possibilities we still have. That we can live better, stronger, healthier lives and really become that change we all so wish to see in ourselves.