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The Resolution Less Than A Month In

Every action will have a reaction, we may not see it for years, but there will be one.  That is why the choices we make every day are so important, even those we deem small.  A prime example is food, many of us do not give a second thought to what we put into our body. It matters, we will see the obvious, which is weight gain, the part we do not see until we are in trouble is our health. Nothing will taste as good as healthy feels.

2020, No Time To Mess Around!

Its 2020 and yes it’s just a date on a calendar, but it also gives all of us a great starting point if we seek to make changes in our lives. When we wish to improve ourselves, it often seems overwhelming, so we take the familiar route and do nothing. This is actually much worse than facing our fears, getting uncomfortable and even failing, so we can grow.  What stops us?

My Choice: Do Nothing Or Make the Best of Life

We will all come to a point when we feel we have hit rock bottom, placing the blame on others or circumstance no longer works, one path offers freedom, the other more of the same. Time to pick ourselves up and begin to repair the damage we have done. It starts with the mindset that we can do it, it takes consistency not for a day or a week, but for as long as it takes.

My Life Was A Mess. Then I took Control.

 

I thought I had bad luck, that I was suffering because of some outside influence. I was wrong, I made the choices that disrupted my life and it was up to me alone to put a stop to it.  I learned that I could change my life by changing my attitude. It is never an easy road, it took me decades to get where I was at this point and it would take years to get out.  I began, one step at a time, day after day, I kept moving forward.  Controlling my body through fitness and nutrition become a blessing because I could see results quickly.

Thanksgiving Day

We are all given gifts, they differ from person to person, it is what we do with them that counts.  If we waste them or don’t use them for a good purpose, things never seem to fall into place. We all know what is good for us, we don’t need someone to take charge, nobody can do it better than we can for ourselves.  Step up and take responsibility for our own lives.

Take Charge, Investigate, And Move Forward In Life.

How often do we let a lack of self-control set us back in life? Do we follow the latest trend blindly without doing our own due diligence?  Its time to step up, take charge, do our own research, trust in ourselves and live the life we dream of living.  Making our own informed decision is the only way to live life.

What We Put Into Our Bodies Really Matters!

There are few things in life we have control over, yet what we choose to consume is one that we alone determine.  The things we put into our bodies and minds matter. If we fill our days with low-grade fuel and thoughts, how can we expect anything good to come out of it?  It’s about time we step up, make the uncomfortable choices, take personal responsibility, this is when we stop letting others choose what is best for us.

FOOD #2

We are only free when we conquer our ignorance and weakness while taking personal responsibility for our actions.  It is when we put away selfish thoughts, stopping giving into animal indulgences that we realize just what our purpose is on this planet.

Consistency Is King

A habit is not born in a day, change will not come with a couple of days work. It is only through diligent work, overcoming any setbacks while continuing to learn on a consistent basis that we realize progress. In life consistency is king.

A Goal and a Jump Rope

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What is one of the least expensive, easily portable pieces of fitness equipment available worldwide that you can own? A Jump Rope!

It is often overlooked.  Most people think of using a machine when they think of warming up before getting their workout on.  They jump on the treadmill for a mile, or hop on a stationary bike for ten minutes.

I prefer the jump rope.  Nothing gets your blood flowing like some rope work.

The benefits may surprise you.  They include engaging your upper and lower body, cardiovascular health, increased lung power, core and bone strength, lung power, speed, agility, coordination, cognitive ability and endurance.

The wear and tear on your body is minimal with a jump rope, and you can modify your jump to make it even less so. Skipping rope is not as hard on your joints as jogging is, and it can be done indoors and on softer surfaces to help reduce the impact on your joints.

Jumping rope is hard at first, so if you are one of those people who do not like doing activities that you do not excel at immediately or look great doing, then this is not for you.  

At K-FIT we have a Rock Steady Boxer named Bob.  Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease over 20 years ago.  He joined our Rock Steady Boxing program to fight back against the disease over a year ago, right after we first opened the gym.   

Bob came in on a walker.  He watched as the other fighters all jumped rope to warm up at the beginning of class.  Instead, we warmed Bob up with weights, or a ball or some other piece of equipment instead. Then one day Bob said it was his goal to jump rope.  

He ditched his walker, and stood shakily on his feet on the gym mats.  The first day he did this, he struggled to swing the rope from behind his body to the front.  With practice, Bob managed to coordinate the swing. Then one day he was able to step over the rope after swinging it, without tripping, and the whole class erupted in celebration.  Eventually, Bob, who was more determined than anyone I’ve ever seen, hopped over the rope. We all went wild. Then it was 5 hops in five minutes. Then 8 hops the next class.

Sure, he still got the rope caught, or tripped.  Sometimes he fell. He had days that weren’t always moving forward, but that did not deter him from keeping on. Each class during the warm-up we counted his hops and we cheered him on.   

Bob would wear himself out jumping rope at the beginning of class, and then he spent the rest of the class boxing from a seated position.  But he was determined to reach his goal. The day came when Bob was able to jump rope thirty-eight times in five minutes, and many of these were consecutive hops.  

If Bob can do it, you can too.

Were you aware that jumping rope may help with bone density and the fight against osteoporosis?  When you compare it to jogging and other forms of cardiovascular forms of exercise, the jump rope stands above because it engages the entire body.

Jumping rope is whole body synchronization, something that is not possible with a machine.  Learning to breathe, relax and jump is tough. It takes time, but without a doubt it has major benefits.

So yes it is hard, but never impossible.

Get a rope and start skipping yourself to a better you.