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Your Best Body, Best Life Spring Assessment.

April 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( We have finally arrived at spring! Spring is also known as the vernal equinox. Today, the daylight hours are exactly equal to the nighttime hours.

Another way to look at it is your life has reached a point of equilibrium. Your arrival at the spring equinox means that you have not given up hope and that the possibilities are endless!

Now is a good time to take an introspective look at your health and your life and decide what – and who – is important moving forward.

As a Transformation Coach, this is the part of my job I love most. Meeting with a person who is interested in one thing: how to achieve a stronger physique as well as a stronger life and strategizing how I can assist them in the unfolding of both.

The tendency is to focus on fixing flaws like flab around the stomach or lack of confidence. The purpose of the assessment, though, is to determine where you are and set a course to getting where you’d like to be.

It is more important to create and maintain your focus on your goals rather than your flaws.

Your Best Body

Your physical assessment will determine your aerobic, strength and flexibility levels.

The first thing to do when you decide to get fit is to see your doctor. This is especially important if you have had a history of fainting, chest pains, dizziness or any kind of range of motion injury. Besides how many push-ups and squats you can do, or how long you can hold a plank, consider the following questions as you embark on this new chapter in your life: Have you been exercising at all during the last six months? What habits would you like to change? What are your fitness goals? What events are coming up in your life that may motivate you to hit your goals (vacation, best friend’s wedding etc.)?

Again, it is crucial that you check in with your doctor before you begin an exercise regimen.

Your Best Life

Your non-physical assessment is just as important. It’s your life. Begin with an honest accounting of where you are in your career, finances, relationship, and your overall well-being. Do not be afraid to provide answers to the following four questions. Be as specific as possible:

What Do I Want?

Creation begins with ‘what’. What do you want for your life? What is your greatest desire? What will ultimately make you happy?

Determine what it is you want – according to your deepest desire.

Why Do I Want What I Want?

Why do you want what you want? What’s motivating you?

This is intention. It’s important that your intention be pure and that you seek to increase those with whom you will interact.

Where Will Getting What I Want Lead Me?

Once you realize your ultimate desire, where will it lead you? How will you or others benefit from your having what you want? How will you feel about yourself?

Projecting where you will end up once your dreams come true is a crucial part of making the dream come true.

When Do I Want What I Want?

When do you want what you want? Do you want it now? Do you want it in thirty days, a year, five years?

Determining ‘when’ gives you a window.

Both the gym and life assessment are important; do not skim over them. They serve as your goals. I once believed that we move toward our goals. I now know that when we keep our goals in the forefront of our daily lives, our goals move toward us, like a magnet.

Do not be afraid to dream big at this point!

Staff Writer; W. Eric Croomes

This talented brother is a holistic lifestyle exercise expert and founder and executive coach of Infinite Strategies LLC, a multi-level coaching firm that develops and executes strategies for fitness training, youth achievement and lifestyle management. Eric is an author, fitness professional, holistic life coach and motivational speaker.

In October 2015, Eric released Life’s A Gym: Seven Fitness Principles to Get the Best of Both, which shows readers how to use exercise to attract a feeling of wellness, success and freedom (Infinite Strategies Coaching LLC, 2015) –

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