Are You Married to Your Program?!?Posted: June 22, 2012 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: hope, love, marriage, relationships 31 Comments
Let this be a lesson to you. Never do tequila shooters within a country mile of a wedding chapel-
We are currently swimming in an era of social change and marital unrest. We have grown accustomed to making harsh, thoughtless decisions when we commit to a new program. We live in a culture that looks “beyond” the norm, constantly looking for the latest and greatest. We all aspire in one way or another to build a stable enduring program…Yet we are not in love with the “now”…We are in love with the “next”.
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The aspect that we want to explore with you is of bonding, and creating a lasting union between you and your chosen program. When we declare and say our vows we are making a promise to ourselves not only in this beautiful moment, but for the future as well.
Let us walk hand in hand into the spiritual realm of marriage where two souls, hearts become one. Is it this romantic-passion aspect that is leading you to the altar? A longing for and finding your true self? Otherwise, in this era, when there are fewer people working out, moving about and living life to its fullest each and every day. We live in a society where sitting on your mom’s couch all day is the norm, and where there are yummy little temptations at every turn. Why is it then that simply committing to bettering yourself is lost on so many people? Embrace the idea of becoming exclusive in your bond and understand that outside temptations rip the fabric from this delicate relationship. These outside fitness trends temporarily, dare we say permanently? Undermine your’ sense of personal identity.
This goes much deeper than the promise-breaking, the deception you show towards yourself. The breaking of the bond itself, that is the devastating blow to marriage. You deserve to treat yourself better!
Find the one item in your life that you truly are passionate about. Be it slimming up, avoiding injury, heading off health risks? Make your bond profound and heart-felt, one that is not easily broken or swayed by current trends.
Marriage is not an institution to ENDURE, rather it is one to nurture, cherish and love. Look for the strength within you, not the weakness.
Beautiful fall picture.
Thanks mate! I love aspen trees.
the moment is where we live, and where we can love.
This rocks! What a unique way to look at adopting a healthy lifestyle!
Hold on…I think I’m having an epiphany…okay, done.
This gives “cheating on my diet” a new meaning. If we nurture our lifestyle changes the way we would (or are supposed to) nurture our marriages, how much better off we would be! Oh, wow! This is the best thing I’ve read all day! I need to go ponder this further…
I’m glad you liked this! I really wanted to take a different approach to cheating in regards to health. I kinda skimmed this a bit although I am really happy you put the pieces together to see where I was going 🙂
I hope you and the family have a great weekend!!!
This is the only time a fitness/get healthy regime has “taken” in my life and it is because I approached it with a full-on commitment attitude. I decided that the changes I was going to make were going to be permanent, they were going to be habits. So no quick weight loss diets and no crazy one-off exercise programs. Instead I adopted a lifestyle of healthy food choices that included smaller portions of things I didn’t want to entirely give up with larger portions of fruits and veggies. It also included setting aside time every morning to do some form of exercise, with varying levels of intensity. It was about building “habits”, about making the long-term commitment. Doing that has helped so much in overcoming short term temptations and obstacles and periods of frustration in progress.
Couldn’t agree more!
Thank you 🙂
Dude, that’s crazy about the turtle fossil!
Thanks 🙂 There are a lot of ways to go about discussion that article… 😉 All of them would be interesting to say the least!
That IS a lovely image. I have a clarifying question–When you say ‘program,’ do you mean a pact or path or…? Thanks!
Great question! Program is interchangeable for a workout or a series of movements. I also have used the term to describe diets as well in the past…Even a simple walk can be considered a program 🙂
I agree – once I found my passion in judo, my workouts were a chore – now they are a highlight and something I try to commit fully to! Find your passion and unlock a spirit and drive never seen before!!
Great post as always. My housband is deceased but I get the idea. Very inspiring. Lovely photo. Thanks.
I’m sorry to hear about your husband, truly I am.
I’m currently engaged with my workout 🙂
Well said. I’ve been married twenty nine years. I’m also committed to my health, physical, spiritual and mental. I really like your blog!
What a startling photograph! Beautiful.
Wonderful words and analogy here, seriously…. Awesome post 🙂
Thanks so much 🙂 This is something I hold dear to my heart in regards to making a healthy lifestyle “stick” with you.
Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and liking our most recent post about bungy jumping in Japan. Much appreciated! Well done on encouraging a fit and healthy lifestyle. This is something we should all aspire to 🙂
Your blog is so lovely and inspiring! Thank you for your kind words, be well and take care!!
And thanks so much for the follow too! 🙂 Hope you enjoy our upcoming adventures! 🙂
So refreshing to see this articulated, and I couldn’t agree more. Why look for the next best thing when you can nurture and grow what you enjoy and works for you. Love this post.
Your words are so true in regards to nurturing, growing and loving what you do. 🙂
Love your post, I totally agree these days people see so many things as a chore like eating healthy and even going and getting a job. It’s great to read blogs kind of similar to my own( however I’m far less poetic) 🙂 that try to motivate and change the way our lazy society is heading. Keep up the great work!!
Thank you for the poetic tip of your hat 😉 Much appreciated!
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Love the message but that photo is stunning 🙂
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