4 Ever Fit Tips – You can do it!!!! Trust me
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” — Dean Karnazes
We are all capable of so much more than we realize, both physically and mentally. Success in extreme conditions is far more mental than physical, and the key to not quitting is the mind/body connection. I don’t think the average person knows how strong and powerful his or her mind is when it comes to achieving physically challenging feats. People living in developed countries today do not encounter the physical demands needed for survival that were required thousands of years ago. Even people living pre industrial revolution had significantly greater demands placed on their bodies than most of us do today. The amount of strength and stamina to survive don’t exist anymore. Largely because of this, most people have no idea what they can achieve physically. David Goggins, a former Navy Seal, promotes the 40% rule: He believes that your mind starts telling you to stop at about 40% of what you are physically capable of.
The military is a good example of a place where young men and women are challenged to their physical limits. Some find these challenges daunting; those who thrive on adversity enjoy them; and others simply endure them. The challenges they face in preparation for war are physically harsher and require more mental fortitude to push through the pain than most imagine they are capable of handling. But with teamwork and encouragement, most people are capable of completing the specific challenges of basic training and the other challenges placed upon our military.
Life is full of challenges. Relationships, children, and work, just to name a few can be great challenges for many. Can you cycle 100 miles, hike 20 miles a day for five straight days, or complete a 50KM jogging event? Could you do 500 pushups in a day? Yes, you can. I am not advocating you do these events without preparation. To remain injury free it is best to practice smart training and consistency along with listening to your body. This will enable you to complete so much more than you ever thought you could. Start with smaller goals, create a plan or strategy for success, and work your way toward a larger goal. When we set our mind to accomplish something the possibilities are endless.
Make 2018 the year you challenge yourself physically to something you never thought you could accomplish!!
I would love to hear about your challenges either before, during, or after you complete them.