I honestly truly believe that looking after our physical body is the key to true physical health and fitness. These two aspects go hand in hand, much like a horse and carriage in the 19th century. Good health is fundamental to being able to function in life and get through each day. On the other hand, a high level of fitness gives you more energy and vitality and makes your body function more efficiently.
In the last year I have tried my best to improve my fitness by going to the gym, employing the services of a personal trainer and starting to run regularly (more so in the last 4-5 months). I have managed to get my weight down from 96 kg to 81 kg due to better nutrition and regular exercise. Losing these 15 kilos is an achievement I am really proud of. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my personal trainer and learning self-discipline when it came to my diet.
Many of us are fundamentally healthy but are lacking in fitness. This is primarily due to lifestyle, either through a poor diet with too much consumption of fat, sugar and salt and/or a lack of regular exercise. This can be corrected quite easily through a genuine desire to improve your level of fitness and changing your lifestyle to suit your individual goals. It takes hard work to lose weight and become fit and there are no shortcuts. It’s never too late to make changes but sooner is better than later. You must have a strong hope that you can experience change your physical fitness. Once you choose hope, anything is possible.