I love analogies, so I’ll share a favorite of mine.
In your career and/or business of choice you’ve built a certain level of experience, skills and abilities that determine your income.
If it is a job/career, over the years, you went through the necessary education (formal or informal) that has lead you to the position you’re at.
I know this isn’t the case for everyone one, but follow along with my metaphor.
If you own or run a business, you’ve acquired skills over the course of years through trial and error, that lead you to where you’re at. Still in business.
You didn’t just wake up one day and you got this awesome job or built this thriving business.
You are reaping what you sow.
For parents out there with kids. The greatest joy that are also the source of life’s greatest challenges are our children.
From conception date to 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester; to finally delivery. You find yourself in the delivery room partaking in labor.
A miracle is born.
There is no miracle without labor
You reap what you sow.
I think many of us forget how much sowing is done and everything that goes into this process of “planting.”
A big strong tree that bears fruit for years seldom happens by accident.
In fitness, health, weight loss and/or muscle gain we are constantly being sold magic pills, workout programs, gym memberships, supplements and many of the like in the promise of quick results.
1 pounds a week is not easy for anybody unless you recently gained it.
“Fitness Sowing” is broken up into 2 parts. Exercise & Nutrition.
Exercise is pain. Lifting weights and challenging your body. Burning calories to waste away the fat. Strengthening muscles through resistance training to add the good stuff, which happens to help keep away the bad stuff. The sowing of exercise is also exercise selection, weight choice, number of reps and sets. It’s how many days a week and it’s also considers the individual’s ability to recover. There is so much more sowing into exercise. Sowing is planning and preparation.
Nutrition is inconvenient. Eating enough green leafy vegetables and having food prepared so you make the best choice all the time. It’s knowing how to cook. It’s knowing which restaurant to go to and what to order. It’s getting the help of a significant other to aid you in your quest. It’s avoiding alcohol and minimizing processed food. Good nutrition is not an afterthought. For a select few trying to attain very ambitious goals.. It’s counting calories, knowing your protein, carbs and fat numbers. It’s weighing and measuring food. It’s taking the proper nutritional support.
You reap what you sow.