Fear vs Love in Fitness
The difference between fear and love in fitness is a very interesting topic. People often ask me what’s the difference between fear and love in fitness. I think it depends on your perspective.
Let me explain my view on this subject.
I believe there are two types of people: those who have no problem with their bodies, and those who have problems with them (or at least they don’t want to look like them). I believe that the majority of people fall into one of these categories.
Now let me tell you why I think most people have problems with their bodies. First, they see themselves as being too skinny or fat, not muscular enough or too bulky. They feel insecure about their body image and they try to change it by dieting, exercising or doing whatever else they can to get rid of some extra pounds.
But they fail. And then they blame themselves for their failure. Then they get depressed and start blaming others for not helping them out when they were ready to take action.
And here’s where I think the second type of people come in: those who have problems with their bodies but still want to look good. They may even be willing to do anything, including working out, in order to achieve this goal.
So which one will win? Will either group succeed? Or will they just stay unhappy with their bodies?
If you think about it, the first type of people fear change – they’re scared to go beyond their comfort zones. And when they are afraid, the only thing that can keep them going is their love for comfort and routine. The second group, on the other hand, knows that love is stronger than fear. They would rather take a risk in order to get what they really want. They rather put themselves out there and work towards achieving their goals.
Some may think that the first group is sad and the second one is happy. But I believe that both groups are unhappy in their own way. The second group is unhappy with the way they look.
The first group is just as unhappy with the fact that they can’t do anything about it.
But there’s good news for them: no matter what their situation is, love always wins over fear as long as they are willing to give it a try!
So, which group do you think you are in?
If you are in the second group I was talking about, then you are definitely happy. But don’t forget that you can always be happier.
So why not give it a try?
If you are in the first group, then I suggest that you take that leap of faith and change your situation. You will not be happy until you do that.
Give it a shot and let me know how it goes!
And if you found this article helpful, please share it with your friends so they can be happier too.
Sources & references used in this article:
Love, hate, anger, and jealousy in close relationships: A prototype and cognitive appraisal analysis. by J Fitness, GJO Fletcher – Journal of personality and Social …, 1993 – psycnet.apa.org
The adaptive value of stress-induced phenotypes: effects of maternally derived corticosterone on sex-biased investment, cost of reproduction, and maternal fitness by OP Love, TD Williams – The American Naturalist, 2008 – journals.uchicago.edu
Fear of fitness indicators: How to deal with our ideological anxieties about the role of sexual selection in the origins of human culture by GF Miller – … of a conference sponsored by the Royal Society of …, 2003 – researchgate.net
Understanding the role of negative emotions in adult learning and achievement: A social functional perspective by AD Rowe, J Fitness – Behavioral sciences, 2018 – mdpi.com
Some neo-Darwinian decision rules for altruism: Weighing cues for inclusive fitness as a function of the biological importance of the decision. by E Burnstein, C Crandall, S Kitayama – … of personality and social …, 1994 – psycnet.apa.org
Fit for life: A content analysis of fitness tracker brands use of Facebook in social media marketing by MB Pinto, A Yagnik – Journal of Brand Management, 2017 – Springer
Short-and long-term effects of developmental corticosterone exposure on avian physiology, behavioral phenotype, cognition, and fitness: a review by SJ Schoech, MA Rensel, RS Heiss – Current Zoology, 2011 – academic.oup.com
Understanding people’s perceptions of relationships is crucial to understanding their emotional lives by MS Clark, J Fitness, I Brissette – Blackwell handbook of social …, 2001 – Wiley Online Library