What does it take to be a fitness superhero? It’s actually easier than you think, and with the right equipment, your transformation will take less than a minute.

You will need a mask and a cape. Thereafter, it will be evident to all…you are a superhero!

What It Means To Be A Hero

The social ideal of what a “Fit” person should look like is as unreal as our much-loved superhero characters. However, like all heroes, underlying the image is the human quality of courage in the face of danger. A quality all of us have as humans programmed to survive in a hostile environment.

In our world of abundance, it takes great courage to choose daily exercise over the comfortable, sedentary living. It takes bravery to face the judgment of family and friends in pursuing personal health.  It takes true grit to persevere with daily exercise when the rewards are not immediately pleasurable.

Understanding The Hero Within

Deep inside ourselves, we know we are the hero in our life.  We long for others to see the heroic efforts we make towards fitness and health. We wish for a way to “show” the feel-good that comes from choosing to eat well and exercise daily.

It’s natural to want to proclaim to the world, the finding of something as precious as a way to good health.   But we have to understand – it’s also natural for the world to meet us with skepticism without the physical evidence.

Using Commonsense In Fitness

Take a step back, and use your fitness superhero power of commonsense and unbiased intelligence to discern what has been asked of you to achieve success in fitness and health. The baseline “evidence” of all successful fitness and health programs is essentially a diet of wholefood and daily exercise.

The “how to” can take on a life of its own. For me, I have a life of my own and don’t have time for the “gym scene”.

I take the “fools” approach, that’s filled with optimism and freedom from the usual constraints of fitness regimes. I approach each day as an adventure, in an almost childish way. I believe that anything can improve personal fitness, the opportunities are lying out there, in the world, waiting to be explored and developed.

Heroes In Disguise 

All superheroes have alter egos; Diane Prince (Wonder woman), Clark Kent (Superman), Bruce Wayne (Batman) and their alter ego is mild-mannered and ordinary.

The lesson here for us who exercise at home is – let the world mistake us for being only a homebody, because we know, inside all homely attributes is the fitness superhero; she who plans to exercise daily and executes her plans successfully.

If you believe in your fitness superhero and can exercise for 9 minutes daily, then our Fitness WELLth community is for you. The link below is your invitation to join us, and I will send you your first 9 minute, Cardio, Core and Strength exercise program.

  Live well with fitness!  
Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach @SquareBoxFitness.com