The Fitness Puzzle

The Fitness Puzzle

Jigsaw Puzzles are one of my favorite pastimes. I love to problem solve and find it’s a great way for me to unwind. For many people, 1000 piece puzzles can seem frustrating. Sometimes we get too excited or impatient and try to force pieces in places they don’t belong. We get ahead of ourselves. Frustration sets in because it’s not turning out how we expected it to, only having to start over again.

Does this sound familiar? How many diets or exercise programs have you started only to be disappointed in the end results?

Fitness is not a one-size-fits-all.

Fitness is a puzzle. There are many variables in the health and fitness equation. You need to pay attention to all of them in order to get long-term results. Missing pieces will leave the puzzle incomplete, having no pieces makes it impossible to see your potential outcome. The more pieces we can fit together the closer we can get to fulfill our goals.

Every person is a little different, so things that work for one person may not work for the other. We may be made of the same material but we all have a unique, individual environment. Factors include genetics, stress, sleep habits, hormones, what we eat, where we live, disease/illness etc.

Key pieces to the fitness puzzle include:
• Nutrition
• Exercise
• Sleep/Recovery
• Hydration
• Stress Management

Sleeping and eating well gives you energy. This in turn makes exercise easier and more pleasurable. With exercise comes better hydration. Which can leave you a bit lighter and makes you want to keep eating well. Over time this will lead to a positive mindset, improved self-confidence and ultimate happiness.

There are plenty of distractions out there to sabotage your puzzle. When one spot stops working, move to another. Focus on the weakest pieces and try to make them one of your strengths.

Whatever puzzle lies before you, know that you hold all the pieces. Keep the big picture in front of you as we have the power for change!

Part A:

Part B:
4 Rounds for Time
• 7 Hang Snatch
• 300m Run
• 3 Rope Climbs
• 300m Run

Posted by: Nicole