Fit For Life

To handle all that life brings we need to be fit for life. What does that mean?

Well, it doesn't just mean physically fit although that is part of it. To be really fit though, we also need to be mentally fit, emotionally fit, financially fit, and have fit and healthy relationships.

Life these days throws a lot at us. Stuff we have to handle that is complex, difficult, and sometimes just downright impossible to deal with.

If we are not fit, we have no resiliency and the stress will soon get the better of us. A downward spiral can easily begin in every facet of our lives.

It makes a lot more sense to commit to being really fit in every aspect of our lives. And that requires a plan.

Any good plan begins with a self assessment or some kind of self awareness activity. We need to know where we are before we can figure out where we want to go.

For many of us, the easiest place to start might be our physical fitness. On any given day, most of us know if we are in good shape physically or not. And whether we are or not, it doesn't hurt to have a program in place to make sure we stay that way.

The most effective way to begin a physical fitness program is to walk. That's right just walk. If you walk at your own pace for 20 to 30 minutes a day, for a minimum of four days per week, you'll be surprised at the difference it will make for you in just a few weeks. But that is just a start.

If you really want to be physically fit you might want to try a fitness program. The best I've found is the elite fitness program known as CrossFit. For me, this approach to fitness really works and I've seen how it works for others too. It also balances the inner work I do with yoga and meditation to give me a good start on being fit in body, mind and spirit.

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