Taking the time to physically care for oneself is not an easy task. Walk into any fitness club and you will see a vast array of people and levels of fitness. Everyone at the gym is there for their own personal reasons and finds within themselves the motivation to come back again the next day and the next.

For many of us being fit means maintaining a healthy weight. There are actually 4 components to being physically fit:

  1. Lean body mass
    The relative amount of muscle, bone, fat, and other vital body parts.
  2. Cardiovascular
    Being able to sustain an elevated heart rate.
  3. Flexibility
    Range of motion around a joint. Protects muscles and joints from injury.
  4. Muscular strength
    The ability of muscles to exert force during an activity, such as carrying groceries.

It can be very inspiring to see other people working towards roughly the same goal, to be a more physically fit and healthier person. If you are just starting your journey to improve physical fitness, being around fit people can help remind you that it can be done. This doesn’t mean comparing yourself to others, as that can be demotivating. Instead, recognize that if something can be done by one person, it can be done by others. Use this as motivation to keep persevering towards your personal transformation.