Friday, April 16, 2010

Aim for Emotional as well as Physical Fitness

Debblie Siebers is one of my favorite trainers when it comes to fitness advice. She is probably most famous for her Slim-in-6 program, but her sensible advice is something that I often come back to time and time again. Recently, Debbie wrote a great tip about the importance of emotional well being in addition to physical fitness. Here is what she had to say:

Remember that your goal isn't just about achieving physical fitness; it is about developing emotional fitness. You can lose all the weight you want, but unless you have resolved and confronted your emotional issues, you will never truly be satisfied or content with yourself.

Try this: make a list of all the things you must do in order to be healthy—not a list of all the things you want out of life. Then list all the obstacles that are keeping you from achieving those things. Once it's down on paper, it will keep you more aware and more accountable to yourself. After all, you can't change unless you truly understand how you want to change.

This is something that I could not agree with more. When I am not feeling emotionally fit, my physical fitness suffers and vice-versa. If you ever watch The Biggest Loser, you have probably noticed that these folks have large emotional issues that have lead them to gain weight. It is only when they deal with this emotional issues that they can truly conquer their physical fitness.

Emotional fitness is the ability to deal with life’s challenges in a positive way. It means taking control over your choices and actions, having the inner strength to be who you want to be. Give this some significant thought over the coming week. Follow Debbie's advice and write down your goals. Let us know how it goes

All the best in health and fitness,

- Coach Jenn

of and Team Beachbody

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