Fitness: When Life Changes Come, Reinvent Yourself

By: Jeremy Robinson, Certified Personal Trainer

Reinvention can be a marvelous thing! There comes a time when you must reinvent yourself in order to deal with the major changes that will come your way. This means finding new ways to think, new courses of action or new ways to define you. This will also mean putting yourself first.

Jeremy Robinson

You will need to find ways to pull away from your old self so that your new self will not only have a foundation to establish itself but that it will also have room to grow. There is no greater feeling of newness within oneself for it is exhilarating, inspiring and addictive which results in a sense of fulfillment.

Reinvention is everywhere. It happens within major corporations, schools and even within the animal kingdom. Don’t you remember when you first learned about how a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly in grade school! However, reinvention doesn’t come cheap or easy.

When trying to reinvent yourself you must be resilient. Resilience creates the subconscious ability to get through tough times and keep your focus on the task at hand. The end result of reinvention will different for everyone. For some it may be a new diet, or new lifestyle while for others it may be a change of career. Nevertheless, the process or reinvention remains the same.

The first step is action. Benjamin Franklin said it best, “Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.” Maybe you were thinking about working out yesterday and didn’t or maybe you’re reading this and thinking you wanted to exercise today but have yet to. Stop reading and go!

Makes the changes that are required in order to obtain the results that you want, for yourself. Not for your family or friends or for the life that you’ve seen someone else live. This is where you need to have just an ounce of selfishness so that the new you is actually the NEW YOU and not you trying to recreate yourself into someone else.

There are enough replicas in the world, right now the world needs the very best version of you. Start making the little changes that are needed so that the new you will look nothing like the old you. It starts today!

Exercise Routine to Start Your Day: Try performing 3 sets of each with 45 seconds to 1 min rest between each.

  • Jumping Jacks – 50 reps
  • Arm Circles – 10 reps in each direction
  • Bodyweight Squats – 20 reps
  • Jump Squats – 10 reps
  • Push-Ups – 15 reps
  • Burpees – 10 reps (This is where you dig! You will be tired but start building your resilience by ending strong.)

Jeremy Robinson is a certified (NASM) personal trainer and fitness instructor. He trains clients all over the Southern NJ region in their homes, gyms, and outdoors. Follow Jeremy on his website www.jayinspires.com or at @gods_son_jay@j_fitness4u, or @JFitness Jeremy Robinson.


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