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Health - How to Create a Fitness Support Network

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Creating a network of support and throwing the message out to the Universe every single day that you are adopting a healthier lifestyle is the key to progressing into the true you. I’m not talking New Year’s Eve, early-January-type resolutions of, “I’m going to get in shape this year,” when a few weeks into February all of your health and fitness goals are forgotten. I’m talking true commitment, a whatever-it-takes type of attitude, “This is do or die.”

Find family members, and co-workers and friends with whom you can talk to, Facebook, text, tweet, Google Talk, instant message, or Skype (I’m trying to sound tech-savvy here folks) with about what you are doing for your health each day. We all need support and encouragement when getting out of our comfort zone and trying to make positive changes. So use your sphere of influence and your connections to keep you motivated and focused.

You have to throw it out to the Universe each day that you are going to do, or have done, something positive for your body and mind during your transition. No matter how big or small, just keep throwing it out there and throwing it out there. We all know the story of “The Secret” - the Universe will provide back to you; it will supply you with somebody or something that will come into your life to propel and catapult you even further into good fitness, health and wellness. Whatever it turns out to be, embrace it and go with it. You are going to be a different person!

You know, being unhealthy and out of tune with your mind and body is sort of like the flip side of having an addiction problem. People who have addictions will lie, cheat, deceive and steal to keep their habit alive. It’s usually not until they have some type of spiritual awakening, or commit to a lifestyle change program, treatment or therapy, that they finally overcome the problem.

Similarly, people who want to take charge of their health and fitness have to treat that process with the same sense of urgency and respect as those trying to shake an addiction. It’s a sort of parallel universe; you are actually addicted to non-action, procrastination, fear and neglect of your mind, body, and spirit. I’m coining a new term for this: “Unhealthy-o-holic.” So if you can hire a life coach, personal trainer, or professional therapist, do it and do it now!

( This article is an excerpt from Jack's newly released paperback book(s) for women "Tight, Tone, and Trim" and for men "Cut, Cool, and Confident", available at https://www.amazon.com/author/jackwitt . Stay tuned for more information on Jack's debut books, including an exclusive nohoartsdistrict.com interview with the indie-author, coming soon.)


Jack Witt, MS, CPT
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New paperback books "Tight, Tone, and Trim" and "Cut, Cool, and Confident"
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Jack Witt

I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit!


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