Engaging workouts are just a part of fitness, let me just tell you the story about my first spin class after 3 years of swearing off spinning.
Dance, weights, running--your workout---your choice. You get out of it what you put into it.
Spinning and the importance of an AWESOME instructor and GREAT MUSIC!!
Personal development can get a bad rap sometimes, like the cliche customer at the book store, wandering through the self-help isle. But the fact is, personal development is a trait that takes courage to face your shortcomings, discipline to improve your challenges, and a "pull yourself up by your boot straps" type of thinking when the going gets tough.
I have always struggled with weight. I love food. I love to eat. And frankly, for most of my life, I have used food as a coping mechanism and reward, which has led to me consistently being about 50 pounds overweight. But, once I moved to San Diego, a place of inspiration and sunshine, my entire mentality changed. So, one of the first things to consider is a true self-analysis of are you happy and what does your mind, body, and spirit, naturally crave. If you give yourself those things, a lot of time that can tremendously help in your weight loss journey, (not to mention discipline, implementing the right habits, and self-control) LOL
SPIRITUAL AND MENTAL HEALTH
While I am not big on religion, I am huge on FAITH and believing there is a greater power out there. Whether you call it God, The Universe, The Spirit, etc, you and its private relationship is a very vital, deep, and significant part of overall emotional health and mental well-being.