I remember many times as a student seeking advanced guidance with regard to a subject or lesson and approaching to the teacher afterward for help. He or she would do their best to offer a solution, but in many cases I was told either what I already knew or else what I didn't need to know instead of what I actually was interested in. Later on I'd be sitting with a classmate and discuss my dilemma, and within a few minutes we had figured out the answer and were on our way to other challenges.
The same scenario happens time and time again on our road to fitness and well being. The books, the lectures, the trainers all provide valuable information and are an essential resource as we build upon our knowledge base. Very often, however, their advanced position begs us "to keep up" rather than to stop and reassess where we are and cannot empathize with our current situation.
We have fortunately an invaluable and immediate resource.The internet chat rooms and bulletin boards are common ground where we can interface with other individuals and share our similar goals and ideals, and in the event of a slip or question, we can get REAL time REAL world REAL people advice to keep our fitness chins up and moving in the right direction. "The Challenge starts Today" should be our daily motto!
Just as in school, there is no need to struggle alone and in silence for hours on end and wind up frustrated and exhausted. Share your day to day events. Post comments. Read what others like you have written and tap into the energy that is waiting absolutely free of charge for everyone regardless of your current fitness abilty. You'll be surprised and amazed at the effect this cameraderie will have on you, and you'll also realize how much you have to offer to your fellow fitness lovers.
Experts are to be respected, and we should always be prepared to learn form their achievements.
But let's not forget the value of the common touch.
We all have it.
Share YOU today!