At The Fittest Me, we know that good intentions are no match for a lack of motivation.
For that reason, the base of our fitness pyramid is movement. Not diet. Not exercise.
Why? Because we are wired to move our bodies.
And our motivation is directly linked to that movement.
Our job at The Fittest Me is to make working out so fun, that
you can’t help yourself but to want to come back.
Here’s our Fitness Pyramid broken down by level
all good things begin with movement
the most effective way to short-circuit negative thoughts is to move
with movement comes motivation
to remain motivated, we need to set achievable goals
achieving these goals creates a positive feedback loop
we will repeat what makes us feel good
deliberate recovery is essential to achieving our fitness and life goals
the control tower of our CNS (Central Nervous System) must be protected
we need to carve out down time
quality sleep is critical to cognitive functioning
proper breathing is foundational to effective decision making
stress management will protect and improve our longevity
we must fuel our body with quality food for a healthy metabolism
quality nutrition IN, quality energy OUT
we can only feel as good as our last meal
after a bad day of eating, it takes only a single meal to get back on track
proper nutrition can transform our lives
we can reverse the affects of aging with strategic food choices
with an eye towards GPP (General Physical Preparedness) we achieve fitness for life
keep driving your efforts towards the ten components of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, accuracy
see fitness as a long-game rather than a quick fix
be the tortoise, and you will not be deterred by little set-backs
HIIT workouts 3x/week and strength training 2x/week shed fat, build lean muscle mass, and increase longevity
feel amazing on the inside, and you’ll learn to love what you see on the outside
The Fittest Me is what we can achieve in taking daily action on steps 1-4
the fittest me utilizes movement to generate motivation…so that whenever we are anxious, depressed, or feeling lethargic, we spring to action rather than ruminate
the fittest me values and protects our central nervous system…so that our bodies can heal, repair, and recover before the next activity
the fittest me emphasizes a quality, balanced diet to harness the benefits of nutrient, vitamin, and antioxidant rich whole foods
the fittest me ensures that we have:
sufficient overall strength to stabilize against falls and enough pressing, pulling, and grip strength to get up if we do
maximum range of motion in the joints so that our bodies move with ease and minimal discomfort
the endurance and stamina to keep up with the daily demands of life
being your version of
the fittest me
sets you up for success
so that you can achieve the goals
that are most meaningful to you . . .
and in ministering to the world as only you are called to do