If you guessed that working out is part of an active lifestyle, you're right. Living an active lifestyle is amazing for your health and your overall well-being. Working out as a modality for leading an active lifestyle is a great choice. You can workout outdoors by going for a run, a bike ride, a swim, etc, or you can workout indoors by going to the gym, lifting some weights, running on a treadmill, or maybe taking a fitness class. Working out enables you to improve on your cardio, your strength, your balance, and a long list of other benefits. For many people, this is enough. But if you're someone that thrives on reaching for new forms of success, someone that lives for a continuous and renewable sense of achievement, someone that wants to squeeze out every ounce of juice from this life...
...well then you have to start training.
While it's true that working out is part of an active lifestyle, training is part of a focused lifestyle. When you're training, you have a very specific goal that you're focused on and you have a very specific method or plan to follow in order to achieve that goal. Working out is a lot more loose, a lot more flexible, doesn't have to be overly structured or focused, and doesn't need to have a very specific goal. For example, if I go to the gym a few times per week to workout, and I have the general goal of getting stronger and losing some fat around my stomach...I'm working- out. And this is great, by all means, this is more than most people do. But if I have scheduled training sessions, focused on the development of some very specific parameters, over a pre-determined period of time, with a very thought out and methodical approach...I'm training.
If this short blog about training vs working-out just resonated with that little person inside of you, you have to let'em out. What have you thought about doing, or maybe heard of someone else doing and thought was cool? Do you want to complete a triathlon, win a boxing match, or maybe climb Mount Kilimanjaro!
1. do some reading about training protocols for your chosen goal
2. find a coach/personal trainer/mentor/etc to guide you
3. choose a date and start your training journey
4. let us know how it went and share your story
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Until Next Blog,
BE FIT. BE STRONG. BE BETTER.