The Best Fitness Advice that I ever received was, “Keep on going and don’t stop”.
I know you are thinking, “Is that it?!!”, but I stand by that advice! Here’s why. I started running track when I was a child. I was a novice and didn’t know that much about running form, or the right shoes to wear or even the right way to stretch. I had tons of questions for Coach Moore (My middle school track coach). My first couple of questions were general ones. I asked Coach Moore, “What should I do when I get out there? Do you have any advice for me?” The answer that he gave me was a simple one. He said, “Keep on going and don’t stop.”
So here it is, my first Cross Country race. I’m the new guy on the team and it’s my time to show what I can do. In my first run I started out slow. Everyone else gets out ahead of me. As I continue to run I noticed that my teammates stopped to take breaks. I continued to run. The voice that echoed in my head as I passed each runner was that of Coach Moore saying, “Don’t stop”. I didn’t stop. I kept on running. Listening to Coach Moore took me a really long way because on my first run with the team, I moved up to second place on my first day. Not bad for a newbee.
In life, too often, we overlook the simple advice that people share with us. We look for the advice to come to us on a magic carpet, or we are looking for revelations to come in a platinum package. In actuality the deep and profound answers to life’s obstacles can be extracted from “Simple advice”. When that simple advice is shared with you, it may not always be easy, but keep your focus on that simple thing. Master that one thing and unlock the key to worth while achievements.
When you are pursuing weight loss, you have to “keep on going and don’t stop”. Most people quit on their weight loss right before a major breakthrough comes. If they stayed with that workout program for one more day, or if they would continued on with their new and improved grocery list, they would seen the fruits of their labor. One more push often times is what it takes to see success in fitness and in life.
So, what kind of simple advice do you need to follow today to reach your maximum potential? Which words of wisdom have you over looked? What is the best advice that you ever had but you haven’t followed it yet? Think about the best advice that you ever had and let it ring in your mind like a top 40 hit. Please share your comments and thoughts about the best advice that you ever received in the comment section of this blog and inspire someone today!
Wellness Expert Maxim Nazaire is a Personal Trainer in the Roswell, GA and metro Atlanta area. He specializes in double digit weight loss, injury rehabilitation and athletic/human performance. He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness. Nazaire is a graduate of the School of Health Science and Public Health at Stony Brook University in New York. He is also Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds the honor of Level 1 Coach from the United States Track and Field Association (USATF). Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world. Nazaire is a highly sought after motivational speaker, captivating audiences from every walk of life. He is married to his wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.