Now that you have a better understanding of what GPP is, I wanted to share with you why it is a perfect fit for me and why it might be the perfect fit for you, too.
If you had asked me why I exercised a year ago I would have said, “to build confidence, improve my mental health, and gain strength” But, I know I would have also said, “to build muscle” and I had a pretty clear imagine in mind of how exactly I wanted my body to look.
So, to achieve that “perfect” physique I had pictured in my mind, I began to workout in a way that I thought would get me that look I so badly wanted. I started to exclude aspects of fitness such as cardiovascular endurance and speed and began to focus heavily on strength.
My approach to fitness was out of balance and so was my health. I was focusing too much on my physical health and not enough on the other five aspects:
and as we learnt yesterday, we cannot be optimally healthy if the six aspects of our health are out of balance.
That’s where my problem lied. I wasn’t focusing on health. Sure, I exercised to gain confidence, which feeds into my mental health; however, my end goal was not optimal health. Instead, my ultimate end goal had to do with my physical appearance. Like I said, I was paying too much attention to the physical aspect.
But then I learnt about GPP and something clicked. I think it was when Neil explained GPP’s goal of achieving optimal health for the first time to me. I don’t think I had ever thought about just focusing on my health before. There was always a physical aspect I was focusing too much on, which was preventing me from reaching optimal health, but having optimal health as your one and only goal make so much sense.
Why does one need perfectly sculpted shoulders or a chiseled six pack?
Why does one need to be the fittest person on Earth? Or the fastest?
Just to say you are?
Once I realized that I never wanted to be the fittest person on Earth or be known for having the most muscle, making optimal health my one and only goal so I could be the best version of me possible and live a rich and beneficial life made so much sense to me. So, I began doing GPP WOD’s and now my training is consistent with my goal, optimal health, and I am a much happier person because of it. I’m learning to love myself for who I am and live a healthy life that is not focused on physical appearance, but rather just being healthy.
Health is only a six-letter word, but it carries so much impact and meaning. It’s probably my favourite word – it truly means so much to me and I am grateful that GPP is helping me achieve my optimal state of health.
If you are interested in achieving optimal health and wanting to reap the benefits of life, I encourage you to look more into GPP Fitness. Their website provides you with all of the information you need to know about it/how to get started and I’m here to support you, too!
I’m not trying to be preachy or say GPP Fitness is the only type of exercise to do because it’s not. As we all know there are many types of fitness out there and everyone will have their own perfect fit; however, if you are like me and just want to achieve optimal health above all else, GPP Fitness might just be your perfect fit
As always, if you have anymore questions please ask me in the comment section below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tomorrow is High Five Friday, so we’ll be taking a break on GPP related posts to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments from this past week! I hope you’re excited as I am and if you have a high five that you haven’t told me about yet please email me at email@example.com so I can feature you in tomorrow’s post!
Is your current training routine helping you achieve your ultimate goal? Could your 6 aspects of health be in better balance?
See you tomorrow with High Five Friday #77!