It’s 8:40 a.m. and I’m getting changed for my first period gym class. I am trying very hard to change…
I am fitness.
What does that mean to me?
Every day, I work towards my fitness.
Every day, I eat to perform optimally and to support my physique goals. Every week, I shop to have a stocked kitchen, make time to prepare proper foods, pack my meals for on-the-go and stick to my plan.
Every day, I train (or rest) with my specific goals in mind. I train with intensity, purpose, a plan, dedication, and heart. Every week, I make progress with my training. I get stronger, more mobile, faster, more powerful, leaner, and more muscular.
I always make time to train, even when I’m busy or I’m tired. I make my training time count. Training is my hobby, my passion, my outlet, my job, my friend, my challenge, my feedback. Training pushes me, it rewards me, it releases me and it drives me further everyday, week, month and year.
I have cultivated networks for my fitness, and I learn from my mistakes in training. It is having the integrity to practice what you preach, follow through and be honest with your self and efforts. My promise to my body is that I am going to feed it, train it, rest it and care for it because it’s the only one I get in this lifetime!
I have spent well over 10,000 hours on my mind and body. I am successful in my field and in my body because I have practiced countless hours to achieve this. I am fitness because I am so trained that I know exactly what to do and what steps to take to get the results I want. I will continue to spend countless hours in this field and continue to learn about myself, health and fitness.
If you want to be fitness, then you must make the commitment. There is no magic diet and no magic program. It is trial and error, falling down and getting back up. It is constantly learning, constantly doing and loving the process.
This thought — “I am fitness” — was sparked by a YouTube video I saw about Michael Jordan.
“Maybe I led you to believe it was easy when it wasn’t. Maybe I made you think my highlights started at the free throw line, and not in the gym. Maybe I made you think that every shot I took was a game winner. That my game was built on flash, and not fire. Maybe it’s my fault that that you didn’t see that failure gave me strength; That my pain gave my motivation. Maybe I led you to believe that basketball was a God given gift, and not something I worked for… every single day of my life…”
– Michael Jordan
He mentions the countless hours from the beginning of time that it took to accumulate his success. It is a synergistic effect of all efforts to accomplish being the best. Michael Jordan is Basketball.
I AM FITNESS.
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