Going Flat Out

Making every day count solidifies how we should live. After all, death is a certainty we all must face one day.

We all want to end it with a smile on our face. Reaping the maximum benefits of what is thrown at us on this planet. We cannot always determine the path we want to follow, but there are ways to eliminate the risks and alleviate the pains.

One thing is for certain; going all out is not an option you want to consider.

There are still fitness centres that promote 1-month access to a kaleidoscope of classes and training sessions. These passes include 30 sessions and each of them must be used within that one month. So, as a newbie, pushing yourself to the limit every single day to see results is their credo. 

Say what?

Even in the fitness industry, there is still a notion that training day in, day out for those just working on a new “you” is enveloped in pushing oneself to the limit. These classes are not always for the faint-hearted. These classes do not come with suitable nutrition guidelines, or how to recover. 

No, it is all about going flat out and getting value for your money.

It may look and feel like it is the right thing to do. The results of a full-blown session after session after session regularly crash dreams. Because it is not sustainable, and the painful results of not giving your body and mind time to rest are not what you are after. 

So when does the magic of some blood, sweat and fatigue really kick in? It is when you rest and recover.

There are always exceptions to the rule. Professional athletes and training for extreme events have these regimes – but I guarantee you, their recovery periods are prioritized above their bouts of training.

Be cautious when seeing an attractive everyday offer. Exercise is part of the equation. Percentage-wise, however, it is not the main instigator in shedding those extra kilos.

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit. | Bansky

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