Beach Body Fitness
If you’re like me, when starting your beach body fitness journey the quest to be in shape and manage your weight can feel overwhelming at first. And, as if the quest to be fit isn’t hard enough, there’s often other obstacles to overcome: health issues, time management, mustering up courage or energy. Even if you’ve been exercising for a long time, there’s always new barriers to be broken. So, how to put all of this into perspective?
Here are 3 basic principles that will help break-down fears and intimidations when striving to reach your beach body fitness goals.
#1 Move Into The Fear
Train you mind to believe no mountain is too high or any goal is too difficult to attain. Basically, it’s all about meeting your fears and facing them head-on. In this principle, aim to recognize your fears, acknowledge them and then move through them. Ask yourself what is it that makes you uncomfortable?
Have you let yourself get out of shape and are afraid you’ll never get back? Do you have an injury that’s caused you to be afraid of your body? If you can visualize creatively, then you can put your fears in check. See your self as you’d like to be. Remember: your body loves you and has the potential to heal itself to perfection. Your only job is to trust it and listen while taking your beach body fitness journey.
#2 Trust Your Intuition
It is important when overcoming obstacles and learning to break through barriers that you begin to listen to the voice of your body. In most cases, we all want the comfort of having someone telling us what we can and cannot do. However, our highest truth lies within us. This is not to say that the good opinion of others is not important, but ultimately the decision making comes from within.
When facing a challenge or an obstacle look to how you feel. What are your instincts telling you? Often it is simply your instinct that will move you into a new mindset and raise your consciousness. You first have to learn what your restrictions are, create a boundary for yourself. We all have boundaries. “Obstacles are as unique as people themselves. Therefore, it’s first best to know your boundaries when starting with beach body fitness.”
First reach as high as you can within the confines of what you’re able to do. Whether it be more sets, reps or greater endurance, I allow myself as much time as necessary to accomplish my small goals. It always surprises me, with small steps, how quickly I can reach a Big goal.
#3 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
What then, about fear? If we move into the fear and meet it eye to eye what if fear meets us there? It really comes down to our most primal fear; fear of death. Once you realize that death is all part of the divine plan, it’s liberating, you can let it go and, instead, choose how to live. So instead of being afraid of death you must decide how you choose to live.”
So what’s the take away message? It reminds me of the poem by Dylan Thomas who said: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night. It seems appropriate here. The bottom line: Staying afraid often keeps us from truly living. A positive attitude is key, “Life is all about attitude. That said, what fears are getting in your way in starting your beach body fitness program? Make today the right time to face them.
Beach Body Fitness – Taking Action
When you’ve faced your fears and pushed your boundaries to the edges, what then? Find a new mountain to climb, that’s what makes life fun.
There are real people everywhere doing great things…look around you; angels are everywhere! Learn from them. Choose someone you look up to, admire or of whom you appreciate their values. Set goals, climb mountains! Set your goals in motion and enjoy the beach body fitness process.