“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. ” Fitness has taught me many values that can benefit me in all aspects of life. Values such as hard work, dedication and patience. I personally started exercising seriously around a years ago and cannot see myself stopping anytime in the near future. At first it was very stressful because it took a lot of time to learn about dieting and to learn some of the many different exercises.But eventually it became addicting because of the new found energy and confidence that came with being healthy and fit.
Fitness has taught me the value of hard work. Without hard work you do not get results period. Many people go to the gym and spend a lot of time talking with others or busy texting on their phones. This leads to laziness in the gym and not working hard enough. If you do not put in the work you will not be successful, there are many times I failed in reaching goals because I was not training hard enough.When I first started working out I could only deadlift around 300lbs and I stayed at that max for a long time. But as I slowly started taking training more seriously I managed to get ahead very fast and reached 400lbs within a few weeks.
Getting in shape and being healthy requires consistency in eating and exercise, it is truly a lifestyle change. This means you have to be focused and dedicated enough to get to the gym everyday even after a long and exhausting day at school or work.Last summer I was working a warehouse job that was 10 hours a day and was not able to make it to the gym every day. But after a long year of working out I have now learned the principle of dedication and this summer I managed to make it to the gym after 12 hours of work a day.
Learning the value of dedication can help you achieve any goals in life as we are not always motivated and dedication is the only thing that keeps us going. Many people hurry to the gym after New Years to try and achieve there resolutions.As we all know most people do not succeed. I think it’s because people expect results too quickly and become very disappointed when they do not get them. This is where exercise teaches the principle of patience.
Rome was not built in a day and neither was your body. Fitness and health requires lots and lots of patience. I remember in Feb 09 I made a decision to try to lose 15lbs before my trip to Costa Rica. The problem was it was only a few weeks away.
My progress was very slow and by the last week I just gave up entirely.