We all know. We’ve been around the block a few times, it’s easy to know the right thing to do. However, that doesn’t make doing the right thing… always easy. Eternal Fitness, its a narrow path.
Both you and I know…the right path, because it’s the narrow path, it’s rocky and hard, and it’s less traveled.
Seem discouraging? It is…and it isn’t…it depends on your perspective.
Why is the path to Eternal Fitness “narrow”?! The Godfather of Fitness: Jack Lalanne achieved it. He lived a lifetime of fitness without pause or excuse.
Flashback two weeks, a VIP nutritionist mentioned to me “The Narrow Path” (I won’t name drop 😉 ).
Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
Personally, it got me thinking about my ultimate goal…Eternal Fitness. How I struggle to stay on the narrow path, and how every time I veer off the path it takes even longer to regain lost ground. I struggle, but keep going…recovering…It’s always fixable. (I know how to fix it, I’m good at fixing it.) But, why do I struggle to stay on track…in the first place…when I know? What the heck?!
Professionally, my thoughts about The “Narrow” Path.
When we read the word narrow, we tend to associate it with negative or disadvantage. It sounds as though some of us might not make it or only allows a select few to travel it. There is truth in that, but don’t fret.
Stay positive. It’s quite clear: the path to Eternal Fitness is open to everyone who asks. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Right?
Remember it’s a journey. Indeed, the “narrow” path leads to a “hard” road, which leads to a “narrower” gate…one that will take us through new hardships and more difficult decisions.
The “Gate” to Eternal Fitness is “narrower” in the sense of having a particular requirement for entrance—discipline of steel–24-7-365–never-ending.
A high price to pay? Following the path to Eternal Fitness requires discipline, willpower, strength, faith and Christlike patience. Often living a lifestyle separate from the everyday world, the majority of your friends and family. No exceptions.
Maintaining weight loss is NOT sexxxy ~ Carla Birnberg
Jack Lalanne achieved it. To the day he died, at age 96, Jack LaLanne lived by what he said to others, preaching vigorous, systematic exercise and proper diet and did so for over 75 years. Much of what Jack LaLanne advocated through his teaching and beliefs have become common fitness knowledge today.
The “wide path” is non-exclusive; it allows for every possible wrong turn, missed exit, break down, flat tire, random car-jacking, detour, human error and excuse. Granted, it will be fun…but it will never get you fit.
When faced with the choice between a narrow, bumpy road… and a wide, paved highway, most of us choose the easier road. Human nature gravitates toward comfort and pleasure. When faced with the reality of denying themselves, most people turn away.
I wont sugar-coat the truth, and the truth is that not many people are willing to pay the price to achieve Eternal Fitness.
We all journey together, on the path wide or narrow. We all struggle. There is only one path to Eternal Fitness. Prerequisite: Sacrifice. We cannot create a new path to get there. Its one way baby. The choices you make are yours and yours alone.
So there you have it.
What’s your Ultimate Fitness Goal?
Consider your goal…Is it realistic?
How much sacrifice is too much?
***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.