Fitness Worth Fighting For

Is Your Fitness Worth Fighting For?

First of all, I must apologize for being out of touch last week. Actually, I don’t really want to “apologize” because what I chose to do was a great honor and as such it required my full attention and a retreat from social media, newsletters and most of the outside world. All the same, please forgive the lack of communication.

I spent the week in hospice with my Uncle Jack, who made his transition last Saturday morning. Other than a six- hour stretch at the beginning of the week during which I finally slept after two full days getting to him in Indiana and spending that entire night and next day bedside before taking a chance and grabbing some sleep, I was with him just about every single minute of his time left on earth.

I’m telling you this for no other reason other than as background for my message to you this week. What I did was his gift to me—not the other way around, so no sacrifice here on my part.

My time spent last week made me keenly aware of many “meaning of life” distinctions. None of those became more clear to me than the importance of learning to recognize what in your life is WORTH FIGHTING FOR.

My Uncle Jack was a career service man (Navy) who, while he could be curmudgeonly and blunt, was always one to do the right thing. That became supremely evident to me as I went through his belongings after he passed. There were the big posters commemorating his two round- the -world tours on Navy ships; the medals; the photos of him with friends and family over the years; and the receipts for funerals of family members whose final logistics he had paid for and worked out. The guy could be counted on by his country, his family, his friends and even the many dogs he had adopted over the years. He was part of that Best Generation that grew up fighting for what they believed in and doing what needed to be done.

I got to thinking: How many of us are willing to fight, really go to battle for what we “say” we want or what matters to us?

For example: In the realm of relationships, how many people are willing to stay in the ring when things get tough? Without that commitment, any storms that arise will blow the relationship apart. Have you ever been told, or have you told someone, “I will love you forever. I will never leave you. You can count on me?” Then, the relationship sails into stormy waters, one or another of the partners has gotten what they wanted or needed for that period of time from the relationship, and rather than an all- hands- on -deck effort to weather the storm, one or another of the partners just jumps ship. It’s no longer a Honeymoon cruise, baby, so “SEE YA!” Most of us have observed or been part of a scenario like that.

Bringing it back to health and fitness, we have all fallen prey, to some degree, to failed resolutions or goals. No one is perfect, granted, but who among those reading this can truthfully say that they have stuck with every commitment they have made to getting even more fit and healthy?

Sticking with a commitment in any area of life comes down to picking what YOU deem worth fighting for. Have begun to look deeply into my commitments and goals and I’m fine-tuning them to align with what is truly most important to me and what will move me to better serve both myself and all of you as we continue along this road called life.

I want to create a plan that, as my Uncle Jack was fond of saying, is “SHIP SHAPE” for all of us.
Toward that end, I will be doing a BETA test of a unique Online FITCAMP. I’m going to choose 50 people who believe that their health is WORTH FIGHTING FOR…and who mean it when they say it.

Is this you? If so, let me know and I’ll fill you in on the details, timelines, and requirements. This camp will be FREE so that money does not stand in the way of you being your best you ever. Let’s get serious about being worthy of these amazing bodies we have been given. Let’s take it to the max.

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Greta Blackburn is an actress, fitness magazine editor and Founder/Director of Greta Blackburn’s FITCAMPS, which have taken place for over 20 years in locations ranging from Malibu, Maui, and Mexico to Las Vegas and served as training symposiums for fitness professionals and other interested men and women from all over the world. Today the focus at Fitcamp is making 100 the new 50.

In 2011 Greta co-authored, “The Immortality Edge” with Michael Fossel, MD, PhD. (author of the pivotal 1997 tome “Reversing Human Aging”) and Dr. Woynarowski with research and solutions based programs based on the emerging field of Telomere Biology.

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