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Commitment.

Ask any athlete or relatively fit person what the secret is to their fitness success, and they will tell you it's commitment. 

Commitment means you’re in it for the long haul. 

Commitment rises above bad days, hectic schedules and emotions.  Commitment is there, dogging you when you don’t want to do it, when you don’t feel like doing it and when you don’t have time to do it.

Genuine commitment doesn’t depend on how you feel.  It depends on your integrity and on living for the purpose of reaching the goals you have set for yourself.

And now I’m asking you: are you committed?

No Weekend Warriors

You may know a weekend warrior.  It’s the person who does very little physical exercise during the week, but when the weekend arrives, blasts out of the gate like a stallion at the Queens Plate.  In an attempt to make up for their sedentary behavior all week, they go to the gym or hit the pavement, pushing their body to the limit.

The result, however, is not what they expect.

They will likely end up with an injury, because their muscles, tendons and joints are not conditioned for the intensity of their exercise.

But they aren’t getting in shape, because there is no commitment.  Physical fitness is dependent on consistency.  And consistency requires commitment.  It takes consistent, near-daily exercise to cause your body to make the changes that bring about better fitness. For example, your joints and tendons will strengthen, your aerobic base will improve as your body becomes more efficient at utilizing oxygen, and your endurance will increase.

In fact, that you do something consistently is as important, or maybe even more important, than what you actually do.  Even if you’re just doing low intensity walking, doing it every day is infinitely better than doing something more strenuous only occasionally.

But the real rewards start to come when you not only commit to intense workouts, but you also commit to being consistent with them.

Commit

In order to get fit, you don’t need expensive clothes, fancy home-gym equipment or a complicated workout plan. 

What you need, is commitment.  If you‘re committed, the rest will fall into place.

Start today.  Don’t overthink it.  Just start, and commit to doing something every single day. 

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