I could begin and end this article with a plethora of fitness and nutrition tips that would definitely be useful, but I know that it will be more advantageous if I illuminate my uniquely unconventional approach to the world of fitness, health, wellness, and personal development.
Obesity in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with approximately 20% of children between the ages of 2 and 19 being obese and the prevalence of childhood obesity is slightly higher among Black and Hispanic children. A few obesity-related conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lower testosterone in men, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and joint problems.
Therefore, the once pragmatic approach to a healthy lifestyle has almost become redundant and is definitely underutilized, in desperate need of a paradigm shift in mindset, an applicable adaptation in tactics, and an evolutionary form of execution.
Generally, when one contemplates becoming more “fit” or “healthy,” it typically consists of some ill-fated New Year’s resolution, which is apropos as I am writing this during that time of year. This mindset alone will yield minimal success, over time leaving one basically in the same place that they started: disillusioned, discouraged, and disheartened.
What you think affects how you feel. How you feel affects your emotions. Emotions are vibrations and vibrations are magnetic. Health is your most valuable asset. Time is your most valuable resource.
Let’s have a moment of clarity by outlining a universal and fundamental foundation for establishing the mindset for a fitness lifestyle.
Working out is a temporary approach and a low level of vibration. Ladies, say you need to lose a few pounds to fit into a gown, and fellas, you need to lose a few pounds to fit into your suit before a wedding ceremony or class reunion, only to fall right back into old habits, potentially regaining twice as much weight as you previously needed to lose. View this “working out” more as a temporary solution for a lifelong need.
Training induces cognition and cerebral functions of the mind, promoting a synergistic interaction with the body, a medium level of vibration. This process is a natural way of expunging the mind of limiting beliefs and habits that cause one to set goals in life that are rarely cultivated enough to fully flourish.
Making lifestyle changes is a high vibrational level, causing a visceral and introspective reaction that encompasses the aspects and attributes of training. This universal power is transmuted by the thought and action of focus that once it is harnessed toward anything in life for a significant amount of time, it will result in the assimilation and alignment of the mind and body with the spirit.
This universal connection embodies what I like to call the “Divine Ds”: discipline, determination, diligence, and dedication.
A fitness, health, and wellness lifestyle is essential for longevity. It decreases the stress hormone cortisol naturally and safely regulates the body’s release of the pleasure hormone dopamine and endorphins on a physiological level.
As I have intimated, an optimum fitness, health, and wellness lifestyle is adjacent to mental, physical, and spiritual alignment, all of which will manifest you living, feeling, thinking, and looking better on a consistent basis, making the journey of life a virtue.
This is my challenge to you all: Let no more excuses become your permanent resolution.
Jason Fletcher is a certified PT, WLS, FNS, transformational and personal development coach. Contact him or learn more at www.olbg14.com, email Godivine@icloud.com, or call 904.479.6016 (office)/904.553.6531 (cell).