We’ve come to the fourth component of our SEMP Fitness model: Physical Fitness! Pretty self explanatory here. Your Physical Fitness refers to your outer self. So what are you doing for your physical fitness? What plan do you have?
If you don’t have a plan for your physical fitness, get one now! The benefits that come with it, just to name a few: boosted energy, stronger bones, healthy heart, feeling good, and looking good. I can go on and on about the benefits, but we’ll just stop right there with those. I think you get the point.
Think about it. You wouldn’t go into something without a plan, would you? Hopefully you answered no to that question. A general doesn’t go into battle without a strategy. You don’t take a test (or at least you shouldn’t) without a guide. Your fitness shouldn’t be anything different. Don’t go into your workouts without a plan.
Are you trying to build muscle, lose weight, or just do your every day tasks without hurting? Make sure that you go into it with a game plan. It doesn’t matter how much or how little time you have. And it doesn’t matter if you have access to a gym or not. You can workout from anywhere at anytime. Working out doesn’t only have to be running on a treadmill or lifting up a dumbbell.
Walk around your local park, go for a swim or mow the lawn. These are just a few examples of getting your workout in that doesn’t involve going to the gym. I just reiterate that your workouts follow what you are trying to accomplish for your fitness, that way you don’t lose sight of your goal and don’t forgo your workouts because you don’t feel like doing it anymore.
Your physical fitness is just one of the components that bring your overall fitness into balance. Take care of your inner and outer self. Don’t put any limitations on what you think you can do. You can do so much more than you could possibly ever think or imagine. Train your mind, and push your body. You’ll accomplish feats you never thought possible.
Let’s raise the bar. Figuratively and literally.
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