Friends, family and acquaintances often talk to me about Fitness.
A lot of times what people will say is “I know what to do I’m just not doing it”. I would argue that they have no clue what to do.
If you aren’t doing what you know, then something is missing. So, most people know the physical work side of getting in shape. Most people know that you need to exercise and you need to eat right and you need to make sure you get enough rest, but how much is enough of each of those things? When people tell me that, I want to be like “oh, you do? what education do you have? Where did you learn that you know what to do?”
The point I’m going to make right here is not the fact that they don’t know what to do in a physical work sense. The point I’m trying to make is they don’t know what to do in a physical discipline sense. Now, we all know that we have to move more and harder and challenge our bodies to get results, but if we don’t know how to put forth the effort to where we will do that on a consistent basis, we’ve got a huge problem. If you don’t know how to get yourself up at 6 a.m. because that’s the only time in the day that you can work out, then you don’t know what you’re doing. You don’t know what to do but you just aren’t doing it, you don’t know what to do, period.
We need to look at Fitness as not just the physical doing of things. We need to look at Fitness as the physical and mental doing of things and being prepared to make those things happen. If you say that you know what to do, and you aren’t doing them, then you may need help figuring out how to get yourself to do them. Mindset is another part of fitness. If you don’t have it, then guess what? You’ll skip workouts, you’ll eat poorly, and you definitely won’t get enough rest and Recovery. So like Ygritte says to Jon Snow, you know nothing.