You spend your life in your body, are you taking care of it?
Last week I ran out of printer ink and went to go pick up some more. The guy who runs the print shop oftentimes regals me with tales of his back problems. As of now, he’s pain-free from doing yoga and is now preaching about the importance of your health.
You’re preaching to the choir, my friend.
But it was his quip that made me want to write this article. He had said that people will take better care of their car than their body.
In a networking group, I used to be a part of they bring in a speaker who is known to wash his truck every day…rain or shine, even in subzero temperatures. Me being a personal trainer and I’m not trying to make judgments here, but you can’t help but notice the spare tire he tries to hide under his shirt.
Now it’s possible he doesn’t know what to do, in which case that’s why people like me exist to guide them and teach them, but I’d wager that he doesn’t bother to try. And that’s a shame.
If you spend a lot of time in the car, you likely have a 1 or 2 hour each way to work. On the top end that’s about 4 hours a day… that’s a lot.
But you spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year every year for the rest of your life in your body. So you might as well have the best one you can have. That’s one that is strong, lean and healthy.
And I can tell you that when you are like this, life is better, plain and simple. You’ll have the strength to be capable of whatever it is you want to do. You won’t be self-conscious or embarrassed to dress for when the weather gets warmer (if this weather EVER acts normal.)
What this does for your self-confidence is transformative. In fact, the advice that’s usually given to people recently divorced is to get in shape because it makes you feel better about yourself.
If you are unsure how to do this, here are a few tips.
-switch out the unhealthy food you are eating to healthy food choices, and/or fast.
-pick exercises that train multiple qualities (mobility, stability, strength and cardiovascular conditioning) and practice them. I find the basics of kettlebell training to be the best at this.
-dedicate 2 – 3 times a week to doing this, consistently and in time you’ll have that body. And maintaining it is easier than building it.
If you need help with putting it all together with guidance, a supportive environment, and accountability, perhaps now is the time to hire a personal trainer to help you with this.
I have a trial membership available so you can see if I’m right for you. If nothing else, I can teach you stuff you can do on your own.
Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.