Fitness Junkie

Taking the First Step
May 13, 2008, 3:38 am
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“I admit I am powerless over my addiction.  My name is May Blaiz and I am a fitness junkie. ” 

Sound familiar?  This is a common statement used among addiction support groups across the country as part of the 12 Step  program to recovery.  The first step is admitting I am powerless over my addiction.  It’s just that in this case, it’s not an addiction to alcohol, drugs or food that I have.  It’s an addiction to fitness.  I have an insatiable interest and devotion which therefore makes me a junkie… yup, a fitness junkie.

I can admit it.  I seek information constantly on how to Stay on Track with fitness.  Newspapers.  Health magazines.  Online sources.  Friends.  Family.  There’s never the right amount of information I need to achieve a higher level.  It’s like the more I know, the more I realize I don’t know and then I go out and seek out more information.

Not only that, I need my Fitness Fix.  Whether it be going to the gym for a blast of cardio or a hardcore strength training session or heading over to the studio for a Bikram’s Yoga session, I need my Fix … yet oftentimes life gets in the way.  Work, family, friends, travel and oftentimes (okay, all the time) , my own sorry excuses keep me from getting the Fix I know I need. 

So it is here that I take the first step in ensuring I get my Daily Hit.  Motivation, inspiration and that extra kick in my junkie ass to keep going in this crazy journey.  And like the 12th Step states …

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, I will carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all my affairs “…