I want to talk to you about something that I have been fortunate to have learned with certainty over the past several years. I want to make a statement that at first glance might seem simplistic and possibly be taken as an exaggeration by some.

That statement is this: “With whole-hearted commitment to ‘living in fitness,’ we may arrive at a profound sense of reassurance.”
What I mean by this IS fairly simple. When we are able to get past the ‘I am going on a diet, because I need to lose 25-pounds for my reunion in 4 months,’ and move on to a place, where your focus on eating well and exercising on a daily basis is something that you begin to actually commit to and do, it is possible, probable and likely that you may find a sense of peace and yes, reassurance, whereas, before there was fear, strife and worry on a daily basis.

Having spent my high school years playing sports and remaining active throughout college, exercise was not new to me, however, it was often sporadic. Consequently, I could not always consistently arrive at the results that I may have been seeking. Several years ago, I made the commitment that fitness would become something that was a daily priortity for me. I made the decision that I would not schedule my first patient until I had practiced what I preach, and gotten my exercise out of the way and completed. I have missed some days along the way, but for the most part, I feel I earned the right to say, ‘I exercise almost everyday.’

Because of this shift in my focus, I have noticed something that I was not expecting and it is a sense of peace that the progress that I am seeking will be forthcoming, if I will simply commit to continuing my commitment. By shifting one’s focus and making ‘living in fitness’ a daily commitment and personal non-negotiable, it is possible to reach a place of contentment and level of control over the body, far greater than you may have ever expected.
Until next time!
Richard Kelley, M.D.

Author's Bio: 

Author's Bio:

Main Areas: Optimal Fitness and Physical Transformation
Career Focus: Physician, Author, Speaker, Fitness Authority, Transformation Coach
Affiliation: Owner/CEO Physician's Way Healthy Weight Loss

Dr. Kelley is co-founder of Physician's Way Healthy Weight Loss in Austin, Texas. A seasoned veteran of over 10 years in emergency medicine, he is trained in Family Practice and Certified by The American Board of Bariatric Medicine. His extensive patient contacts over close to 20 years in the medical field, prompted a change in his focus from ‘reactionary care,’ to one dedicated to prevention and the promotion of optimal health and fitness.

Dr. Kelley’s expertise is derived not only from his medical education and many years of training, but also from the fact that he lives the fitness-focused lifestyle which he encourages in his patients.

An author and speaker, as well, Dr. Kelley’s mission is to teach the strategies and mechanics of long-term lifestyle change (The Fitness Response) and to improve the lives of his patients and all who follow his teaching and philosophy.