The other day I was scrolling through Facebook posts and a high school friend of mine, with a daughter under one year old, posted this wonderful article title “10 Things I want My Daughter to Know About Working Out.” While reading the article, every part of me was singing a resounding “YES!”
These lessons are things that of course I would want my daughter to know, but they are things that I also want my clients to know. So often people come in to the gym to lose weight, fit into a particular dress size, or look sexy. This is the mindset around working out, and we put ourselves into the gym to workout, we put ourselves through a workout to lose weight, we want to lose weight to fit into that dress, or to impress that person (sometimes that person is ourselves). When we have this mindset, we forget the other things that working out gives us. Strength. Mobility. Longevity. Confidence. Endurance. Durability. Health (and working out) is more than just a number – whether the number is our weight, our body fat percentage, or our dress size. We forget that we can take that workout outside, enjoy the sun, the grass, the water, the hillsides and mountains. There are so many other ways to workout other than just inside the gym. Remember this. We want you in the gym, of course, but don’t limit yourself. Take a hike, go for a swim, play with your kids at the park. You’ll have fun and benefit your health in more ways than one.
You can read the article by following this link.