Sylvia’s Health & Fitness Perspective

I TRAIN FOR SANITY, NOT VANITY!

Stay fit! Your health shouldn’t be treated like a competition or a beauty contest—it’s your life. Learn to believe in lifelong fitness and health. You should have many reasons why you want to be healthy. Reasons that are close to you, not external reasons, such as hoping people will think you’re hot. When you have solid, internal motivation, staying fit for life is not a big deal nor a daunting task.

I stayed active even when I was broke, between homes, and so on. There are many reasons why I made fitness a priority even when in poverty. The primary reason was that it offered me a strong sense of self and stability. A side effect of exercise is also the release of endorphins. I know staying active through those hard times helped me stay positive (read more on this here). Short-term, vain goals are fueled by short-term motivation. If you really don’t believe in health, you will soon become one of many “has-beens,” or never reach your full potential.

Once you have a number of years of being fit under your belt, you’ll be accustomed to how great you look. This is when having deeper reasons for prioritizing fitness come into play. Beauty is one thing, but your health should reign, and you should not risk your health for your appearance. Take time to learn proper training & nutrition principles, and once and for all master your body & health.

 

Sylvia Petro - 2009 Texas Round Up
Sylvia Petro – 2009 Texas Round Up

 

 

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