WHAT DOES BEING FIT REALLY MEAN?
The “INSIDE-OUT” approach to fitness differs from that of conventional wisdom. Most programs work on diet and exercise alone. They give suggestions on what foods to eat through recipes, calorie-counting books, and exercise tips. While this way may work in short run, eventually your motivation and desire to get in better shape disappears. In order to change your attitude and these unwanted behaviors, there are three things to learn about yourself:
How and what motivates you?
What are reasons behind your unwanted behaviors?
What kind of support system is good for you?
The “INSIDE-OUT” approach is an on-going process. In theory, it is a simple common sense idea. In practice, it will take some hope, a little faith in yourself, and patience.
The goal is for you to develop a lifestyle that reflects this way of thinking.
If you currently are not exercising, you can start by just moving and becoming aware of your motives. If you are exercising now and not getting any results, you can also approach this goal through a change in your behavior and lifestyle. Keep in mind that all parts are necessary in order to make most out of any exercise program.
You cannot sustain motivation to be active without pure motives.
You cannot change unwanted behaviors without knowing reasons behind them.
You cannot stay focused without outside support.
You cannot eat smarter without a proper attitude toward food.
You cannot continue to be active without deep desires.