With another New Year upon us perhaps this is your year to resolve to be a triathlete.
We have so much to be thankful for in North America. There is turmoil all over the world and yet we are blessed with so much freedom of choice.
However it seems that living in the land of plenty has in a way created a society rife with soft, disillusioned people.
Why is it that that obesity has pretty much reached epidemic proportions in North America? Why do we have a continent overwhelmed with drug addicts, alcoholics, and workaholics who seem to have lost their way?
Maybe we have so much it seems there is nothing left to strive for. It’s seems so easy to fall into a lethargic lifestyle devoid of inspiration. For some reason, journey’s of self-discovery seem lacking when living in a land of plenty.
The years slip by quickly and each day of complacency is another opportunity lost to discover what one is truly capable of on so many different levels.
Every year that has passed behind you has created the image you see looking back at you in the mirror. If that reflection appears overweight, out of shape, or depressed and disenchanted than perhaps this is your year to resolve to be a triathlete.
There’s a reason why triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world. It provides people of all different body types and all levels of ability with a jumping off point….a place to begin to change for the better.
Triathlon is truly a sport for everyone. Once you resolve to get in the pool, lace up those running shoes, and climb onto a bike, change for the better is swift.
It’s a remarkable metamorphosis that happens to new triathletes all over the world. They sense the physical and emotional transformation in themselves once they begin training on a regular basis.
They want more. It becomes almost addictive but as addictions go, triathlon rocks.
They’ve discovered that their bodies are more than willing to respond in a positive way to these new physical demands of swimming, biking, and running.
The human body is a miracle of creation and will sense that it’s time to shed unneeded fat. In it’s stead it will create toned and sleek muscles needed in order to meet this new and welcome challenge.
It’s almost like your body is saying…bring it on!
It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 40 or 60 years old. Every day when you climb out of bed it’s an opportunity for a new beginning.
Some people are afraid to even get started. They’ve let their bodies go for so long they believe they will be ridiculed for being overweight and out of shape.
I ran thousands of miles over the years and always had the same reaction when I saw someone extremely overweight running slowly toward me on the pathway. I was so very proud of them. It’s like they’re saying I’m doing this for me and I don’t care what anyone thinks.
They believe in themselves and that’s the key element to being successful in just about anything in this world.
Yes, there may be people in your life who will think or perhaps even say that you’ll never in a million years reach the finish line of a triathlon.
Forget them and resolve to be a triathlete.
Get out there and get started and like so many doubters and naysayers before them they’ll be left standing in the dust as they watch you pass by on the way to the finish line.
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