12.09.20xx | Blog
Your body is a wonderful machine. It has an amazing capacity to adapt and even physically transform itself in response to the activities you do regularly. That’s what happens when you get fitter – a workout which is hard when you first do it feels easier as you repeat it because your body responds by changing itself so it can better cope with the same workout next time. One of the ways most people go wrong is they think, that’s it, they can just keep repeating that easier workout and changes will continue to happen in their bodies. Not so, I’m afraid. Changes happen while your body adapts to the new activity, once your body is used it no more change is necessary. The other big mistake is continually adding duration to sessions of doing the same exercise – running, cycling or swimming further, spending longer in the gym, dong back-to-back studio classes, etc. This is fine if your training goal is solely to increase your levels of endurance, but for most people this is not their main motivation. Most people’s motivations are some combination of wanting to get leaner, fitter and stronger.
Commitment is about being prepared to take the actions that will get the job done despite any blips, bad days or obstacles that might get in your way. So get excited about those results, but make no mistake, if you don’t consistently get your workouts done and support your training with a healthy diet, those results will never exist outside of your imagination and you’ll never find out how amazing it feels to have achieved them.