WHERE DO YOU GET MOTIVATION TO WORKOUT LONGTERM?
My client brought one question to my attention couple days ago that made me think.
He asked: “VICTORIA, WHERE DO YOU GET MOTIVATION TO WORKOUT LONGTERM?”
Well here is my story: my mother passed away 6 years ago due to cardiovascular disease and my dad has diabetes.
It might look like I have good genes, but medical history of my parents could say otherwise: I am predisposed to high blood pressure and diabetes.
That sounds scary, ha?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 17 MILLION PEOPLE die annually as a result of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
When I was a kid I used to think that the reason why my parents were ill was because of stress they’ve experienced at work.
But the truth is my parents never exercised and my dad is a heavy smoker (40+ years of smoking).
Now there is an overwhelming evidence that the occurrence of CVDs can be reduced by making lifestyle changes.
Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for CVD as well as tobacco smoking and physical inactivity.
All of these factors definitely pushed me to get my foot in the gym, however fitness became my lifestyle because I genuinely love to move my body.
Whether it’s CrossFit, yoga, kickboxing, running, biking, hiking… Doesn’t matter – I’ll do anything as long as it brings me joy.
Previously I’ve made multiple posts about different ways to enjoy physical activity you can check it out here -> #VFitnessTipsMotivation
WHAT FITNESS GIVES YOU. Share your answers in comments below.
FITNESS GIVES ME:
-The clarity of mind
-Healthy eating habits cuz you I how hard I have to work to burn off that stubborn lower belly fat
-Energy to enjoy my active lifestyle
-General happiness and satisfaction with my health, fitness abilities, looks.