The Best Of You: Relatively & Absolutely

You may be of the opinion that there’s nothing wrong with second place, or even any placing at all, especially if you’re putting forth sincere effort or trying something for the first time.  Yes, there is certainly something to be said for these, however, there are a multitude of reasons why “Best Of” is not only important, but it should be the very foundation for a personal improvement program to help you achieve the “Best Of” you

Taking a look through this issue, you’ll have observed content focussed on “Best Of” in several realms pertaining to fitness and its lifestyle.  We’ve covered “Best Of” resistance training, cardio training, wellness, nutrition, supplements, mindset, transformations, sex, beauty, gadgets and gear.  Basically, we’ve covered every base possible when it comes to fitness.  All of these subjects constitute a comprehensive approach we take in every issue to cover not only the latest but the best of each category.  So, what’s the common denominator in all of these subjects?  You.

Simply put, we want to help you make the absolute most out of your fitness potential.  We’re not as concerned with how you shape up relative to the next person, as we are in helping you fulfill your goal to be all you can be.  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating that elite fitness athletes did not achieve their level of fitness overnight.  They were pretty much ordinary Joes and Jills who simply made fitness a goal, then a priority, then a lifestyle – and what’s the best way to make fitness your lifestyle?  Read this and every issue of Inside Fitness and learn such things as the “Best Of” in all of the aforementioned categories.  Making fitness your lifestyle means that you go ahead and do it without thinking about it.  You plan a workout program, carry it out, eat healthy, take supplements, drink lots of water, and get a good eight or nine hours sleep every night.

The basis for “Best Of” classification lies in excellence, and when you apply numerous “Best Of” elements to your lifestyle, you set yourself up to be the best, most excellent version of you – and that’s what it’s all about.  We find it a shame, really, that many people are put off from the notion of fitness because they think it’s beyond their grasp.  They’re looking at it from the perspective of relative to other people, who may be well ahead of them in terms of time, or perhaps they’re a little more genetically disposed to fitness.

To these discouraged people, we recommend they clear out the cobwebs from their thinking and say to themselves, “Who cares?”  Seriously.  Who cares if you’re behind your peer group in your fitness level?  Who cares if you don’t have the same natural ability as your co-worker or neighbour?  The point is that it’s NEVER too late to start.  You can’t get to “best of” excellence until you first become good, then great, then excellent.  From whichever starting point you choose, launch your journey understanding you must take fitness one day at a time.

Fitness is not something reserved for active people alone.  In the same way that you place an enormous priority on your health, you should do the very same thing for your fitness level; after all, the two are completely inter-twined.  You may not be able to run a marathon, but if you can ever get to the point where you can run longer or faster than you ever could before, then you’ve truly reached “best of” you.  To help you get out of the blocks and take that first step, it’s essential to realize that you are in competition with nobody else but yourself.  This is what we mean by “absolute” perspective. 

Make the effort.  For the sake of your health, improve your fitness.  Fail often and ultimately succeed.  In this way you can truly achieve “Best Of” excellence.