Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1


As time continues to tick by, we are all busy with our lives; working, going to school, exercising, carrying on with a hobby, or whatever else it may be that you decide to spend your time on. Without getting too philosophical or spiritual here, we all have a set amount of time on this earth. Who knows what happens after we die, you make your own beliefs and assumptions on that, I am not going to do that for you. What I will do though is give you this one thought that you can chew on for a while.

"Change is inevitable. Changing for the better or for the worse is a choice. Don't worry, if you don't choose the choice will be made for you."

What I mean by this is that we are all changing. As we age, everyone and everything around you changes. Small changes happen every day, such as how you style your hair, or what you wear to work/school. The weather changes, the gas prices change, there are hundreds of small changes you see every day!

Our bodies and minds change every day as well. There may be small changes that go unnoticed from day to day, but over time, these small changes accumulate into noticeable differences. For example, if an individual was to be exercising and eating well and losing even 1/10th of a pound a day, they may not notice much change as they look at themselves in the mirror every day. However, in a few weeks time, you may see an old friend and they will comment on how well you look!

Everyone experiences these changes as well in people they have not seen in a while Maybe you have an old friend you have not seen in weeks/months/years and finally see them again and notice how much they have changed for the good or bad.

My point here, is that change in inevitable! Everyone goes through good changes and bad changes whether it be financial changes, health changes, social changes, etc. There are a lot of things in our lives that change from time to time that we have no control over, (gas prices for example, but that is a whole other topic on its own!) but there are many many ways we can all change our lives for the better by making proper choices.

Yes, I am getting back into that topic of choice again that I posted about previously. But in all honesty, the way you control your health/body changes is one of the most important changes you can control. Everyone ages, but only those that have their choices made for them actually get older...and a lot faster I might add. Your body will change, it is now up to you to decide if you want it to change in a good way, or a bad way.

Making the commitment to exercise and make healthy diet choices every day will encourage very good changes within your body. Every day you choose to get up and do a workout, you are already changing your body in a positive manner. Sleeping in late, eating terribly throughout the day, allowing stress to run your life, smoking, not exercising, overeating, staying up too late, these are all choices that you make that creates negative change for your body and makes you get old.

Relating back to that quote again, "Change is inevitable. Changing for the better or for the worse is a choice. Don't worry, if you don't choose the choice will be made for you" also means that not making a choice to change for the better by not exercising or making smart diet choices, trust me, your change will be chosen for you!