Many people enter our fitness program with a goal to lose weight, and the feedback we receive after they begin to exercise regularly is that fitness becomes so much more than a the number on a scale.

It becomes an understanding of what it really means to feel good. The most important aspect of getting what you want from fitness is this understanding of how you feel and why you feel that way.

Why do you want to exercise and eat well?

Often when we are asked to set a fitness goal, we are asked to visualise the win and experience the satisfaction and happiness of the achievement.

We can conjure these emotions because these feelings are within our control. We cannot control our environment, but we do have full control of how we react and feel about our self.

The reason I’m telling you this is; I want you to set yourself up to win in fitness and health, and winning can’t happen if it starts in the dark place of defeat.

Tying self-worth to a number on a scale is not a good reason to exercise. When we do this, fitness and health become arduous, it is overwhelming, we become upset, and unfortunately, we may want to quit trying.

If we start our fitness journey feeling like a winner, being proud of who we are and of what we can do, then we can experience incredible feelings of wellbeing irrespective of what the scale reads.

People who feel and are incredible, realise that exercise is the essential mechanism for maintaining a body that is fit and healthy while experiencing the joys of living well.

I leave you with a thought from Allan Rufus, who is an author, speaker, and life coach.

Life is like a game of chess. To win you have to make a move.


Live well with fitness