Train Hard!

Recently I’ve been examining my own definition of strength as I write for this blog. I believe in my heart that true strength encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As with everything else, “you are only as strong as your weakest link.”
In recent years, my weakest link is my physical strength. I am reasonably healthy, but not strong. I’m carrying too much weight on my frame, which slows down my reflexes and makes me less alert. I eat well, but could still improve in order to minimize the toxicity in my body.
I have let my physical strength diminish over the past decade or so, with the rationale that it comes with age. Then I meet someone twenty years older than me who is still training hard physically.
For all the work I’m doing to maximize the other three areas of strength, I need to balance it out with physical training to match. I work out at the gym 2-3 times each week. To that schedule I am now adding pilates and stretching at home in the evenings, self-defense training 4-5 days/week with the princess, and walking/running 3-4 times/week. Yes, it’s a lot to add at once, but I’ve slacked off for far too long, with no logical excuse.
For true strength, I know that focused training should occur in all 4 areas:
– physical
– emotional
– mental
– spiritual

Be strong: TRAIN HARD!!

 

Which area of strength is your greatest challenge? What are you doing to meet that challenge?