Pic for #7 Fitness t and n

I know, I know.  There is only one “T” in fitness; however, this is me using poetic license.  If you do not know what I am going on about, go back and read the post from June 21, 2013.  I spell F.I.T.T.N.E.S.S. and yes I use 2 Ts.  The second “t” I state stands for Time Worthy and the “n” is for Necessary.  These two things are a must when it comes to developing the acumen of fitness.

First, of the two letters of the day, the fitness regimen you wish must be worthy of your time.  What this means is that you must have a respect for what it is you choose to do when it comes to the activities of the processes you use as tools in your development of becoming and being fit.  You have to note that what you are doing is actually efficient in moving through and past your challenges and aids you fully in bringing your thoughts and goals to fruition.  Now also note, I never state that you have to like it for it to be time worthy; however, it will help in the long run that you do like it.  There are many time worthy things that I just don’t like to do.  The one example that I will always bring up is running.  I had a joke after I finished my wrestling career, “I’ve done all the running I’m going to do, and I am not running any more”.  Any wrestler will tell you that joining a wrestling team is darn near close to joining a cross-country team (figuratively of course).  And to this day I vehemently dislike running; however. I respect the heck out of it because of what it helps me accomplish.  For my challenges and goals in physical-fitness running is extremely efficient, so, I have a tendency to note that and challenge myself to continue to run through my process.  Something that is not worthy of my time as it comes to my physical-fitness is hiking.  Some people get what they want in their physical-fitness from hiking. I am not one of those people, and I love hiking.  For my physical-fitness goals, hiking is not time worthy.  Now when it comes to my mental-fitness goals it is.  We will get to my fitness square in later posts, so when I speak of mental-fitness and physical –fitness I do not plan on defining those so much as of yet.  I later will, don’t you worry, unless you want to; however, I do advise against it.  Worry is no good for your fitness on any level.  It is definitely not time worthy, and is completely not necessary.

So, what is the difference between something being time worthy and something being necessary?   Time worthiness is based on what the activity does to help you to achieve your goals and work through your challenges; necessity is the reason why the activity is needed and should be done.  There are some activities that are necessary at one point and may not be necessary at another point.  Let’s look at running and weight lifting.  For someone that is looking to shed body fat running is very time worthy, the amount of running is what we look at when we look at necessity.  Unless one is looking to compete in long-distance running there is no physical need to run 20 miles a day, 7 days a week.   Also, if someone’s goal is to tone one’s muscles; it is no physical need for one to max-out in weight bearing lifts every day.  Now, where being able to run 20 miles non-stop in one hour and lifting all the weights in the gym are okay goals to have, that does not mean that they are necessary for you to work through your fitness challenges and reach your fitness goals.  Of course that is if your goals are not being able to run 20 miles non-stop in one hour and lifting all the weights in the gym.  

You have to make sure that the work you do suits and fit the goals and challenges you place in front of yourself.  That way, what you do will always be time worthy and necessary. 


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Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.