“Freedom can not be bestowed – it must be achieved.” Albert Hubbard
Think back to when you were a kid, and you had very little fear (To me that was sticking a fork in a socket at age 4 so maybe a little older than that). When you are young and fearless, your body has a freedom it moves with, something that you lose as you age and rightfully so because that’s how you avoid danger. So lets think of that in a broad sense, if you saw a tree you climbed it, or tried. If you saw a pond, you jumped in it and swam around, if you saw a hill you ran or rode your bike up to the top of it. You catch my drift. Being physically fit and active means “freedom” to pursue your whims. When we become too unfit to do basic things that we as humans are meant to do, to put it plainly. It sucks… Imagine going on a trip to Hawaii with a beautiful girl or guy and being too physically too unfit to go hike to some amazing waterfalls. You will miss out on so many of life’s experience. Notice I use the word “health” and talk about being “physically fit”. This has little to do with what your body fat is or how much you can power clean. Like most things in life it comes down to the basics, but if it’s not in your routine to practice these basics routinely, you will sacrifice your freedom as a human to enjoy many of life’s pleasures. We were just talking about spending quality time with a mate am I right? 🙂 It’s also freedom from overpaying for your fitness, when it really just comes down to basics and repetition. Are healthy people ever wondering what 6-week “shred” they should do or what diet they need to pay for next? Do you know anyone who has become overweight eating minimally processed food (meat, vegetables, fruit, rice) and controlling their portions? As a snack do I pick Cheetos or Strawberries? Sadly, we have the answers to most of our problems but we lack the habits. So our solution is to oftentimes throw money at it with the hopes it will work, and unfortunately, very rarely is that the case. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that there will be a day where you have power formed over years of consistent training and learning. If the President of the United States or a top CEO can find 15-30 minutes daily to put effort into their physical training and health, so can you.
“Champions are brilliant at the basics” -John Wooden