I am a strong advocate for fitness. Because of what I have learned from coaches, because of what I have accomplished as a result, and for things I have witnessed with some of my own clients, I have begun to value fitness with a deeper perspective.
I have seen people cry with joy after achieving a previously impossible task, and I have seen friends crippled and frustrated, thankfully, often temporarily, by injury or sickness. We associate physical health or achievement with happiness; or conversely, we meet physical pain or limitation with sadness and anger.
How do you define your state of living? “I think, therefore I am”…. Thinking includes your brain’s interpretation of physical sensations from your scalp down to your toes; a mind/body connection.. Many of the activities you enjoy can be referred to as “physical.” ..more than some people like to admit. Your physical state dramatically affects the way you view and enjoy your life!
Your physical starting point is what it is. Starting is the hardest part, but it has to happen. Do not be ashamed or embarrassed about your desire to improve yourself. You may not be proud of where you’re at now, but if your aim is to change for the better, you have to start.
Start on a smart path to minimize your risk for injury. Be smart with your joints. Manage pounding forces and skillfully absorb shock.. No, you don’t have to be in any certain type of condition to “start”–but exercise some discretion with how you begin.