Often there are days when I struggle hard for my health and fitness, days in which anything that is against living a healthy and fit life is tempting. I would go to the shop to buy healthy food such as chicken and eggs, but I would find myself wondering through the ice cream, snacks, and sweets isles. It’s a very real struggle. I make sure to acknowledge the struggle. I know it’s a struggle. A struggle that I must conquer even if it takes every ounce of my self control and will power. Thankfully, today wasn’t one of those days, but I was thinking about the struggle and why I care so much to continue on such a struggle laden journey.
What is Vhlf?
In short, Vhlf stands for virtual health, life and fitness. On my journey to losing weight, I found that when health and fitness is involved, there is a third element that plays a big role in attaining and achieving such goals. To begin with, losing weight isn’t easy. One must develop a strong attitude and desire towards health and fitness. There are sacrifices that we have to make within our daily lives…sacrifices such as not eating our favorite cake or ice cream as much as we want to or missing an hour or a night of socializing in order to go to the gym. These sacrifices are hard to begin with, but get easier as time goes on because first of all we develop an attitude towards our goals that we are trying to achieve, and secondly we educate ourselves and understand why we aren’t eating the ice cream. As time goes on, we realize how we don’t really need the ice cream and we understand why it’s not good to eat too much of it. Instead of ignoring the ice cream, we consciously decide not to eat it. It becomes part of our life and understanding that these foods are not good for us and our goals.
So now, we’ve made some heavy changes in our life our attitude. We often need motivation and inspiration to keep going. It is our life and psychology that motivates us. Our schedule is often built around the gym and meals. Again, our attitude and motivation keeps us going. Life keeps us going… It is important to understand what we are thinking on this difficult journey. But it gets easier and easier.
As it gets easier and we get closer to achieving our goals, the changes we made in our lives have now changed our lives. We look different. Things that we didn’t realize we could do, such as jumping barriers running fast, have now become part of reality. We start doing them and love every minute of it. Our lives have changed.
Hence HLF – Health, Life and Fitness….this is the gist of the Vhlf concept.