Health and Fitness – The Scariest Words for Fitness

As we enter the Halloween season, I’ve got five frightening words that can scare away your healthy wellness goals. It’s easy to find yourself surrendering to their destructive powers.

But stay close to me, kid. We’re going to survive this house of horrors, countering these brain-attacking words on our own terms: with five words of hope.

Let’s begin to destroy these monsters.


Banish this ghoulish gremlin of procrastination. Take that step toward wellness, whether it’s big or small, TODAY!


Unlike tomorrow, this one doesn’t worm its way into your inner dialogue. But with so much competition for your attention in modern life, the battle is real. The solution? It’s not hocus pocus: Find your FOCUS!


Being free-wheeling doesn’t work here. Pull out your bubbly cauldron and conjure up a PLAN!


This word sends shivers down my spine. Find a PAL and work on wellness together. It will help your motivation and keep you accountable.


Don’t let this blood-sucking word into your life. The words today, focus, plan and pal will help you find the CONFIDENCE you need to escape that wind-swept cemetery of hopelessness.!

Words can slash at your best intentions as quickly as Michael Myers’ knife. Making scary words part of your everyday living can put another nail in your coffin.

You have to decide there will be no more death, destruction and diabolical detours for your wellness.

Let’s celebrate this orange and black season by making a healthier choice of words. Happy Halloween, Kansas City!

This article is brought to you by that guy with a crypt full of tricks and treats. That wise wizard of wellness is Ron Blake, and you can cast a spell his way at [email protected].

Ron Blake

Ron Blake, a personal fitness trainer in Phoenix, has been training individuals and groups for 15 years. He has also coached high school cross-country and track teams in Indiana and California. He was born in Gary, Ind., and Indiana University awarded him bachelor and master's degrees (as long as he agreed to quietly leave the state!) Visit his website, for more information.