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Just Do It – Take Action For Your Fitness Goals

December 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments ·


It is close to year end and my friends are making new year resolution. Too often I heard, “I will start losing weight after new year”. After new year, they may say, “Let’s wait after Chinese New Year in February.” When the time comes, the plan is changed again. Probably Christmas this time. So, tomorrow has come and gone. New year is coming.

People may have read many weight loss articles and they are getting confused with the jargon used by the fitness professional. They read about 5 ways to be on diet, 10 ways to lift weights, 15 ways to do the cardiovascular exercises, but they have not started doing anything.

So much information, but so little time to think about how to start.

Sound familiar?

If you are one of them, it is time to get things moving.

You need to take action. Having a goal is not good enough. Take the first step of the first mile. Begin the journey and figure it out as you travel. Better still, get someone who is experienced right from the start. Hand holding during this period will be helpful.

If you have no one to turn to, not to worry. Actually, exercising and losing fat are not that complicated. It is not rocket science. You don’t need a PhD in exercise physiology to figure out that any exercise is better than no exercise. You don’t also have to be a genius in nutritional field to figure out that an apple is better than a burger.

Getting lean is simple – Exercise and eat right. Eat healthier foods. Eat smaller portions. So what is stopping you? What makes you freeze up?

Isn’t fear that stopping you? Are you afraid doing something wrong? So, you choose to do nothing rather than make a mistake or look foolish.

What you must understand is that people who accomplish much and people who accomplish little, both have fears. The difference between the two is that the latter feels the fear and lets it overcome them. The former feels the fear and does it anyway.


You can always fine-tune your fitness program as you go. No doubt, given a choice, it is better to aim before fire. But, it is better to fire and then adjust your aim later than not to fire at all. You will not win a battle by hiding in the bushes.

Begin your fitness journey. Do it. Just do it.



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  • keith // Dec 13, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Ultimately, the only person responsible for your own fitness is yourself.

  • Jack // Dec 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    I think people get into these feel good zones and they make resolutions and say they’ll start on Monday. That type of approach never gets anyone anywhere with fitness. Fitness starts with exhibiting good portion control and healthy choices at your next meal and every meal thereafter and choosing to go for a walk or bicycle ride as opposed to laying up on a couch watching mindless stuff after work or on weekends.

    It’s so easy for people to pick up copies of fitness magazines and admire the models on the cover and just lose themselves in the dream, isn’t it?

  • Reestus Rat // Dec 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM

    Eat less, exercise more, get used to feeling hungry for the rest of your life and don’t expect any meaningful results for months and months. Anything else is just detail.

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