Fitness, what does the word conjure up in your mind when you think of fitness, is it your weight, your overall body’s ability to work out, run, walk, do? What exactly does it mean to you. I went to the gym first thing this morning after the feeding of the dogs. Somehow my body seems to prefer waking up to the familiar routine of walking and spinning. To those of you who have traveled along with me for some time, you remember years ago when I first started at TAC (www.theottawaathleticclubs.ca ) how fired up I was, enthusiastic was an understatement. I was going 7 days a week, you couldn’t keep me away. Thankfully that was back then, now I am much more realistic. ah ha ah. am I hearing some snickers out there.
After my workout, I come home and have fresh fish for breakfast. When I looked for fish recipes I was surprised to find that there were so few plain fish, steamed, or baked recipes, with NO batter, or not drenched in butter or sauces. Anyway, I beg pardon I am digressing. Being back at the gym I find myself more “intune” with a part of me that somehow got very lazy over winter, and truth be told, rather boring.
Ok so I won’t be doing that anytime soon, but I am working out, and I have signed up with a personal trainer. Michelle from Epic Fitness, a smaller gym that’s focus is on personal training. epicfitnessottawa.com Why 2 different gyms, because they are so totally different. Yes they basically are both gyms but their approach and their styles are different. I tried a PT at TAC earlier on my “fitness” journey, but it just didn’t work out, I obviously was not ready for the guidance or really open to allowing someone else help me.
Fitness is not only the physical part of your life, it involves a total commitment from ALL of you. If our Makoto (sincere effort) isn’t 100% then no matter who you are working with, they will encounter a resistance. You may not even know you are doing it, but for you to succeed at achieving your goal, you must partner with the trainer in a relationship much like a friendship so you can accomplish what you set out to do.
C.S. Lewis said >Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. <
Good Morning everyone! Friday is well on its way. Enjoy the day! Be yourself it is the only way!
Love and Blessings… Oyashikiri
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on January 2, 2014