Fosters healthy competition: Competition is healthy if you have the right mindset. In fact, the word “competition” comes from the Latin competere “aspirar”. That is to say not to face you, but to grow, which undoubtedly is useful when you compete with yourself.
You learn to start with little: Starting with the exercise reminds you to focus on incremental progress, that is, you learn to take baby steps towards your great goal. If you want to run a 10-kilometer race, it is best to start walking a short time, and gradually increase speed and intensity. A learning that manages to extrapolate in other unexpected areas how: your finances, work or study.
Deal with the discomfort: Physical, mental and emotional pain is a part of life, but you would be surprised how many people cannot face it in a good way. Exercise teaches you that feeling uncomfortable does not always have to be a limitation in life, because sometimes it is just a minor nuisance along the path that makes you stronger. But, not only have the subjective pained, but also makes you more resistant to physical pain.
Facing the unexpected: A competition at the door and an injury appear or your first days running and it rains. When the plans do not go according to your expectations it is normal to feel frustration, however, the exercise teaches you that nothing is perfect, and develop practical solutions.
Develop your patience: honestly nothing happens from one day to the next, success in any area can take time. And patience is not just something pleasant-to-have, it is a requirement in life to be constant in any process. Being patient is not rushing to the goal, but knowing that every day you are one step closer to the results you want.
Be more honest: it is difficult to deceive yourself and think that you have improved or that you have managed to be constant when it is not. Exercise teaches you that the results do not lie and helps you face the consequences of your daily decisions. There is no better proof than facing oneself.
Set priorities: We are all busy, and we all have responsibilities and stress, but prioritizing the exercise shows that we understand that our health and our body improve the quality of our lives today, and in the future.
Balance and moderation: One learns that if it is in excess until the sun burns, because when things become excessive: eating too many carbohydrates, drinking too much alcohol, working too much, doing too much exercise: this is when things go wrong.
You learn to love the process: the results of the overnight do not exist, the exercise teaches you that the only way to achieve what you want is through the whole process. There are no shortcuts, no quick solutions, only the process.
Respect and value your body: Move and use the muscles of your body not only strengthens them, but also generates our gratitude for all we are capable of doing with that incredible machine that we call “body”, after all, being an athlete has nothing to do with the squares in the abdomen, but it is about how your body can move.