TRAINER JOES BLOG
On fathers day many of us were enjoying the day celebrating our children, remembering lost loved ones or appreciating our family time in some special way. On occasions like this, it reminds us how precious life truly is. After a day of reflection, it is important to take that sentiment with you all throughout the year.
When I am doing wind sprints (HIIT) and I am in need of motivation, I simply think of how this moment will add time to my life, how important my presence is to the lives of my children and how much more important it will be to me in my advanced aging years. I try to remain cognizant of the fact that the time that I am going to be gaining, will be time gained when I want it the most.
"I hated every minute of training but I said, dont quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." -Muhammad Ali
Everyone has something that gives them extra motivation when needed. For many, our kids are that driving force. I am well aware that most of us do everything that we can for our kids but taking care of ourselves should be something on the top of that list. They look to us as their hero's and they will notice your commitment to health or lack there of. Children do what we do, and infrequently do what we say.
Showing your child how to live a healthy lifestyle will pay off much greater dividends than forcing them to eat more veggies. Besides the fact that you will live a longer life to help guide them, you may also be setting up healthy routines for generations to come.
I can clearly recall my father getting up before the sun came up to exercise daily before work, my uncle body building with an extensive pre and post workout routine, as well as my mother's healthy eating recipes. I am looking at this in hindsight but I surely did notice this as a child and naturally, it has help shape who I am today.
My advice, as I stated last week is to do what you can when you can. Making better meal choices, exercising, portion control, or doing crunches does not take much time or effort. It simply takes the desire to do this and then acting upon that desire in any way that you can.
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -Mahatma Gandhi
Good luck on your journey and if you need me I am just a phone call away!
TRAINER JOES BLOG
Trainer Joe is a 21 year experienced fitness and mindset expert. Joe has been considered top of his field in the fitness industry because of his amazing resume and extensive knowledge of how the human body responds to exercise stimulation. A ground breaking speaker and author in the genre of self help, Joe can appeal to the logical, emotional, or scientific aspects of any mind, regardless of the persons ability level.