By Fawn Lofton
Say these words: strong body, strong mind, strong spirit, and let them permeate your mind. What do they mean to you? I believe that no matter where you are or what is going on, it is important to integrate these aspects into your life, as you never know when it will throw you a curve ball.
This may mean something different to each of you. For me, a strong body means being in physically good health. Being healthy has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I became a personal trainer/motivator because of it. I was put on this earth to help encourage others to build a strong body and to promote nutrition to instill good health. I am here to be an inspiration to others.
I love motivating my clients to push themselves beyond what they think they can do. I not only push their body’s strength, but I support them mentally to help change their thoughts about themselves in a positive way. Losing weight takes determination, the type that comes from deep within. I help inspire clients to find that desire and act on what they want to look like.
We can all say “I’m mentally strong,” but to truly believe and portray this is tough. Having a strong mind means keeping a positive attitude towards life, even through its downs. Life recently threw a curve ball at me. My doctor diagnosed me with a malignant tumor. The news would send many people into a deep depression, but I took it as a gift. I held my head high and kept positive thoughts flowing nonstop. I did get sidelined from training clients, teaching fitness classes and my personal workouts, but it’s only temporary. I am happy to report that I am having a rapid recovery and believe it’s because of my healthy body and positive attitude.
Whenever you have a bad day, keep your head up. Don’t let getting a traffic ticket or spilling coffee on your white blouse on the way to work ruin your whole day. Turn your thoughts around and keep your spirits high. The way we think and feel impacts us deeply. If you keep your spirits up, more of those good vibes will come your way. Belief is the foundation and key to life’s process and joyful outcomes. Through my whole life—even though I have had some tough cards dealt—I have maintained a strong spirit and faith, and it really has helped.
Life’s curve balls, such as my cancer, are lessons we can learn from. They remind us that each day is indeed a gift that should be enjoyed and savored. They remind us that we are not in control all the time, but that is okay. And they remind us that we are loved by family, friends, God and by all the wonderful people we meet along the way.
From my personal experience, I know that when it comes to strong body, strong mind, strong spirit, fitness makes the difference; it helps you face the good and the bad as you go through life’s obstacles.
Allow me to help you reach your fitness goals. Call Fawn Lofton, Fitness Together Mission Hills, at (619) 794-0014. And follow us on our blog at betterbodysandiego.com.