The diversity of our Kenzai community is unique.
You’d be hard pressed to find such a mix of people training side-by-side on any other fitness platform. We've all made a positive step in getting to this point of wanting to get fitter. But what are our drivers? Can there ever be a wrong reason to exercise?
Check out the examples below.
Recognize any traits? If you do, perhaps it’s time to recalibrate your motivation.
We all want to look our best and feel confident about our bodies, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But when your reflection is never quite good enough, there’s a problem. Living in a world where the media dictates how society defines the ideal body, this type of person is constantly looking at others to quantify their own progress.
The Jekyll and Hyde
As the name suggests, this type of person lives a double life, partying hard and trying to make it up by pushing just as hard in the gym. This person is driven to grueling exercise regimes in the belief that it will counteract the excesses that they simply can’t or don’t want to give up – booze, sugar, junk food, etc... Exercise becomes a way to award themselves a permanent hall pass.
This type of person never stops. They seem to be constantly training for one challenge after another, to the point where it seems their life revolves around exercise. They may be tempted to push through an injury or sickness. They often develop an unhealthy obsession with the dreaded body fat percentage, and exercise simply becomes a means to get to a magical number they fantasize about.
We all need to find that spark that sets us off down the path of wellness. But it's just as important to maintain a healthy motivation. When exercising is just for extrinsic rewards, or a means to an end, or an obsession, then its value is diminished and can be just as unhealthy as sitting on your sofa doing nothing.
Keep an eye on your motivation and make sure it is as healthy as the body you want to build!