There are so many things you can do to achieve life fitness. Balancing your emotional and physical health, mending relationships, healing yourself, and having a spiritual reliance. You might need to lose some weight, or you might have some health issues, or just feeling stressed out. If you look deep into yourself, it might not be the just the diet, exercise or the medicine that can heal you. It is the spirit inside you that needs to be nurtured.
Yes, it is important to eat right, get your fibers, vitamins, and vegetables, count calories and watch your fat and sugar intake. And sure you need to get your exercise, count your steps, and count your calories. But do you enjoy doing all that, in order to lose weight and look good? Or is there something more that you are hoping for? Most people would hope for peace and happiness.
Have you found your peace and happiness? You go to work, take care of your business, take care of your daily routines, things can look normal, but are you happy? You might have a lofty goal, but you can just you don’t have to wait to achieve that goal to be happy. You can just decide to be happy. A happy person would accept life, go with the flow, have friends, have a sense of community, and have a spiritual life.
I was brought up in a culture that you have to work hard and be competitive. A lot of people are raised that way; they feel they have to look thin to fit into the culture, or get a nice job. They might be able to achieve and temporary glory, but not necessary a lasting happiness. Life fitness is more than the physical appearance; it includes the soul, the emotional health.
Life is precious, and everyone wants a long happy life. To be happy, you need to accept yourself, appreciate life, and the gifts that God gave you. You might look a little overweight, but you might be the kindness and most loving person; or you might be able to make that dish that no one can make; be grateful whatever gifts that you have.
We get so caught up with technologies in this world, people think losing weight meaning you have to go the gym and get on the exercise equipment. It’s more effective for your body and soul to experience outdoor fitness. Whether it is running, walking or biking, connecting with the nature will light up your soul. There are many studies indicating that seeing sunlight can enhance your mood and productivity. Mobile devices and apps are surely enhancing our experience in outdoor fitness.
When you’re connected to the nature, you can lose yourself, and forget about your worries. Visit a national park, an observatory, or go see the ocean and mountains. I was at Yosemite National Park last weekend, looking at a 2500 foot waterfall, and thousand year old trees. Life becomes miniscule compared to the mighty earth that God created. Having spiritual health is important for the well being of the soul, and knowing that there is a greater force other than oneself will give us peace. May peace and happiness be with you always!