It’s long been said that money can’t buy everything and most will agree if they are truly being honest throwing silliness aside. Money can’t buy you true love. Money can’t buy back your youth or bring back loved ones that have passed on. And additionally, money can’t buy fitness no matter how much you shell out of your pocket.
To make that point clear, all the money in the world cannot automatically create that perfect physique regardless of how much you are willing to pay. Sure money can pay for a private gym membership or even allow you to build your own gym in your backyard. Money will also allow you to hire a 24 hour a day personal trainer along with a chef to be at your beckoning call whenever you need a healthy meal prepared.
Money can also pay for weight reduction surgeries or “tummy tucks” which can give the appearance of a reduction in weight. However even in this case the person is not fit, they just have less fat – completely different case.
However even with these things that money can potentially buy, they will not magically get you fit. The sweat and effort will still have to come from you and that is something money cannot buy.
You have to earn fitness and that is the beauty of it. No matter how rich or poor a person is, fitness is something that judges not on how financially well off you are.
If you’ve ever seen Brad Pitt in the movie Troy, Henry Cavill in Man of Steel, or Chris Hemsworth as Thor in the Avengers, these famous actors had to workout constantly and eat nutritiously for a number of months in order to develop the physique needed for their roles.
Don’t believe me? YouTube or Google their workout and nutritional regiments and you’ll see what they had to do in order to get in shape. Even these rich, famous actors had to put in the time to get fit.
Once you come to terms with this fact, you will see that money cannot buy fitness, it is something that has to be earned. If it helps motivate you, just maintain the mantra “If Brad had to do it, I can do it!”
Take it upon your shoulders and commit yourself wholeheartedly to a fitness plan. Be willing to exercise 4-6 days per week for a certain amount of time even if it’s just for 20-30 minutes when beginning.
Everyone has to start somewhere, but the point of the matter is to start.
Naturally this habit will take some getting used to, but the better you stick with your fitness plan, the quicker this will truly become an important part of your life. Once you adhere to your workout routine for a certain amount of time, you will realize that money really can’t buy fitness. You’ll only get fit through hard work and determination.
Don’t forget about the importance of tying healthy nutrition into your fitness plan so your weight loss results will be amplified even more so. Once you are able to combine both of these healthy habits regularly, losing weight and getting fit will come much more rapidly than you ever thought possible.
So with each running stride you take, lap in the pool, or mile on an exercise bike, keep in mind that you can’t buy fitness, you have to earn it. As tough as that may sound right now at this moment, know that at the end of this journey you will revel in what you will have accomplished, proud that you did it all on your own.
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