Wright: Finding your dream workout
The Fitness Trail
What is your dream workout?
Dream workouts should meet and exceed your realistic health/fitness goals and objectives. You should be able to wake up one morning and be satisfied with how you feel, look and perform due in large part, to your regularly performed dream workouts.
A dream workout should be specific to your needs, limitations and goals/objectives, both short and long term. A dream workout should be safe and effective. A dream workout should be fun and change often enough to keep you challenged, interested and improving. If you do not have a dream workout, how do you procure one? In a book, magazine, on an infomercial, in a health club or other fitness environment?
Well, you may find a dream workout in those locations; however, dream workouts exist only where “you” are, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. While it is unlikely in the long term that dream workouts will be found in a book, magazine or from products sold on an infomercial, there are some individuals who do find their inspiration in this manner because they are prepared to take action at that precise moment.
However, most dream workouts materialize under the guidance and direction of qualified, certified and experienced fitness professionals and most dream workouts that continue to help an individual “live the dream”, occur with the coaching and teaching this individual receives consistently. The combination of the guidance provided by fitness professionals and the commitment of the individual, together, may create the dream workout.
Dream workouts yield results and results are what most individuals seek. However, even the most perfectly designed and coached dream workouts take time, patience and continued modifications to provide long term results. And, this is the sticking point for many individuals—they may be unwilling to be patient, they want their gratification and results today which is simply not possible, nor realistic.
To move beyond this sticking point, consider three key tenants to success, beyond the basic goals/objectives we must set to create a solid foundation for any life change:
• Know that most likely you did not just wake up one day and have the body that you currently inhabit. Both positive and negative changes take time and often occur insidiously. You may ask how much time do these changes take and while it depends upon the specific individual, since change is inevitable throughout life, then these changes take a life time. You will see and experience positive and negative changes along the way. However, accept the life and bodily changes and work with those changes to create the dream workout for the present.
• You know that anything you have ever achieved in your life took commitment and hard work, so know that your dream workout will only materialize if you are willing to make the commitment and perform the hard work. There is no growth in the comfort zone; therefore, in order to experience the amazing changes that hard work provides, we must, at times, work out of our comfort zone.
• Rather than spending the time and money on short term “band aids” that will disappoint and frustrate you, thoroughly research, seek out and consistently perform, an authentic dream workout, specifically designed for you. It will be worth the investment in yourself and the dream!
Jackie Wright is the owner/manager of Mountain Life Fitness, LLC located in Granby, Colorado. She may be reached at her website at http://www.mtnlifefitness.com, her email at firstname.lastname@example.org and her Facebook page at Mountain Life Fitness.
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