Philosophy on Exercise
everyone and thank you for dropping by. I am writing this
short article out of frustration more than anything else.
I’ve been in the Fitness Industry for over 15 years
and I have learnt a lot of lessons and made many mistakes.
But I have also witnessed a shift in the industry towards
different and varied exercise techniques. There seems to be
a never-ending search for the perfect exercise to tone up
the hips or that perfect supplement that will shed 10 pounds
in 2 weeks. I don’t want to disappoint anyone but there
is just no such thing. OK, there may well be a drug that can
lose weight in record time that does actually work. But it
is never for life. There are a few fundamental laws of life.
And one of them is the law of sowing and reaping. It cannot
be denied nor can it be altered. The law states that whatever
you sow you shall also reap. But you must sow first. Some
call it “karma”, others call it “what ever
goes around comes around” or the "law of returns."
These laws of nature, so to speak, are proven daily time and
time again. You cannot go against them. And they cannot be
going back to the magic pill scenario. What did you sow when
you took the fat loss pill. All you sowed was your time to
the chemist and back. What are you going to reap. Well it
might be great for a few weeks. But you can never have continuing
ongoing results. Because you didn’t sow the right type
In life there is price to be paid for everything we do. Nothing
worth getting comes free and easy. The most successful people
in the world are normally the ones that failed the most. We
just don’t get to see their failures. But they have
learned that their failures are not for nothing. And there
is a lesson to be learnt from each. And that they never ever
give up. That’s how lives are shaped and characters
molded. From how we deal with our successes and failures in
It doesn’t matter what you get in life. What matters
is how we look and deal with what we get.
My point is this, if we can just think of exercise as a means
to a greater ends. Then we look at it as a journey not a destination.
We appreciate the ride and look forward to each step along
the way. Getting into shape is just another way for us to
grow as human beings.