Every year that Valentine’s day comes upon us I feel this urge to sigh and become annoyed at Hallmark. This year I wanted to look at it differently and in doing so I have done some well needed research. The origin of St. Valentine, and how many St. Valentines there were, remains a mystery. One opinion is that he was a Roman martyred for refusing to give up his Christian faith. Other historians hold that St. Valentine was a temple priest jailed for defiance during the reign of Claudius. Whoever he was, Valentine really existed because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine. In 496 AD Pope Gelasius marked February 14th as a celebration in honor of his martyrdom.
What does this have to do with fitness? Well I will tell you…
St. Valentine never gave up what he believed in. He never broke his faith and belief system. Ultimately, he was willing to die for it. Now, I am not saying that we have to be that extreme but I am saying that there is peer pressure and outside forces everywhere around us telling us to eat this, eat that, drink this, drink that; all of which are all bad for you. There are also people with the next best exercise. This exercise that they speak of is the new “magic fat eliminator”.
At the end of the day, stick to your belief system. Do what truly makes sense, not what the current trend or fad is. Build that system around good things and you will get the results you want.
In two weeks, our new Yoga classes start here at 730pm Monday-Thursday for 6 weeks. Take this opportunity to add this to your system. This is no trend or fad. These are proven methods that produce results for people. Space is limited so please respond with any questions to reserve your spot.
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