Here in the UK today we get to vote in our general election, to decide who's gonna run our country for the next few years, and to be honest I cant ever recall this much passion about politics been shown. Now this has a lot to do with social media, in fact its all to do with social media, but its still great to see people with passion and different views all debating, some arguing and others falling out – yeah I know that's not so good, but I guess they just weren't meant to be friends anyway, but still none the less the passion shown has been refreshing for politics.
Now what has this to do with health and fitness I hear you ask ? Well actually its got a lot to do with your health and fitness, because just like many other parts of the world the UK has a massive obesity problem, growing year on year, peoples health getting worse and showing no signs of slowing down.
Now ive been obese so I know what it takes to change your whole life around, and what it takes is passion, passion to want something different just like people are showing about politics right now, I think we all want something different but our different is not the same for all of us.
Just like our stories are all different our journeys will all be different, different paths will take us different places but hopefully at the end of the journey we will have reached the same outcome, not to be obese any more.
Its vital to understand this now with the power of social media and all the before and after pictures not to mention the always half naked insta selfies with insanely ripped guy or girl that this is not a reflection of our own story or journey and we should never compare what we are doing with what anybody else is doing, this just adds insane amount of pressure that is not needed or required.
We need to take the passion shown about politics and use it in our own lives, creating a road map of where we want to be and use it as fuel, fuel to drive change, just like with politics, if only people were as passionate about their health as they have shown to be about politics, but then I guess it takes less work to sit behind a keyboard than it does get up and start making real change.
This is something that those that come asking about personal training are made 100% clear on, you can have the best coach in the world but unless your prepared to get up and do the work then nothing is gonna change.
Remember regardless of the outcome of any election – we are still in control of our own futures, and it doesn't have to be one of been over weight or obese, if you cant do this on your own, ask for help from those that have been there and done it.
ian Glass fitness
Blog of Ian Glass, formerly obese, founder & owner of Ian Glass Fitness, transforming people through health & fitness, physically & mentally.