Do You Ever Look at Your Health and Fitness Journey as if In Seasons?
Saturday, March 20, 2021 marks the first day of Spring. Winter’s cold grey shadows fade into warm sunshine. Dead wood sprouts new life with buds of bright green leaves. Birds work busily to build egg’s nests that crack forth new life.
It’s a natural season of renewal. New beginnings, new life, and new growth.
Do you ever look at your health and fitness journey as if in seasons?
You have times like Winter when you just maintain. This season of health and fitness might be when you are injured, ill, dealing with family challenges, or have just hit a wall. It can feel cold and dark but it doesn’t last forever.
You have times like Spring where new hope, new goals, and new routines bud forth. You might need a little pruning in spring to cut off dead weight and help encourage prolific growth in the next season. In this season you may be new to exercise or new to nutrition, or you may be taking on a new goal that is totally different from years past. You are energized with excitement yet still fragile.
You have times like Summer when you are strong and enduring, yet still growing. You might need a little pruning in summer too, to help trim back areas that are growing out of control. In this season you are settled into a good lifestyle routine that works well for your body and you know what you need to do to keep plugging away and keep progressing. You feel the heat and the harsh realities of your goal but you also see the harvest coming if you do not give up.
You have times like Fall when you show your colors, harvest the crop, and share the bounty of all your hard work. In the season of fall you are well seasoned in your fitness, sleep, nutrition, and spiritual routine. You’ve weathered some storms. You know what works for your mind, body and soul, and what doesn’t. You’re able to help others in another season of their journey.
Seasons are the natural order of God’s creation. Nothing ever stays the same. But for some reason, when it comes to health and fitness, we seem to think that we should be in the “Summer and Fall” season all the time - Growing uncontrollably with mighty strength and yielding bountiful fruit at every turn.
But the reality is that our health and fitness journey is seasonal, just like the rest of life.
This is a good thing (those of you who live in Vegas like us know that a limit on summer’s time is a blessing indeed).
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
Celebrate the first day of Spring with these 6 tips to cultivate optimal health:
New beginnings, new life, and new growth- This is what optimal health looks like in the spring! Just like a garden this sounds simple, but it takes work and we are here to help! Where do you want to grow? MOTIVFIT has helped thousands of women over the past 18 years to live a healthy life with purpose and passion. Schedule Your Free Health and Fitness Evaluation Today!
P.S. God created you to grow and flourish. but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)