Thank you for reading my short take on physical exercise. The objective of this subchapter was to give you an assortment of options. I shared with you the things that I’ve tried and the way they worked for me. The takeaway message that goes between the lines of this book as a whole and this subchapter, in particular, can best be summarized in the words of Barry Long.
“Nothing is true in self-discovery unless it is true in your own experience. This is the only protection against the robot levels of the mind.”
~ Barry Long
In my fitness journey, I came to the realization of two things. First, I learned that exercise is an irreplaceable tool when it comes to laying a strong foundation for further self-development. Second, there is one universal truth about fitness — you never stop learning.
There are many types of training that are worth writing about that I haven’t touched, neither in my writing nor in my life. I don’t pretend to be know-it-all and my objective here is not to impose my opinions on you. My ambition is to set on a personal athletic journey those who do not know where to start and remind veterans of fitness as well as remind myself how important it is to stay open and continue to explore numerous forms of manifestation of a human body.
Here, I want to emphasize the importance of having a rational assessment system that would help you to decide what type of training you should select for yourself.
Start with setting your fitness goals. What kind of body and physique do you want to achieve? Rational assessment system of a particular type of training is simply the one that combines answers to three following questions:
- What results this particular type of training will bring?
- Are these results aligned with my fitness goals?
- What are the associated risks? Are they worth it?
As we have just discussed in the example of CrossFit, although this type of training leads to tangible results it is also associated with the highest risks of getting a trauma. I couldn’t justify these risks for myself especially after experiencing one. Deciding if the risks associated with a certain type of training are worth it must come from a place of conscious well-thought-through analysis. Meditate on these three questions.
Lastly, do not worry about the aesthetics of the body. It doesn’t matter what kind of physical training you are involved in. If you are serious about it and put in the hard work your body will inescapably become athletic and hence aesthetic.
Try new things. Push your limits. Fulfill the predestination of your physicality. Remember:
Life is too short to be weak.
Thank you for reading my book “Meditations of the Millennial”.
If you want to support me on my mission, please, share this book with someone you love. Maybe they will find what they seek on its pages.