How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals 
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 6:12PM
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You can do anything you want in life. I honestly believe that.

It's simply a matter of having enough conviction to actually start moving in the direction you want and taking daily action towards your goals.

Motivation isn’t enough. you must make a decision to change.

Let me explain...

You need to have a "reason why" and enough emotion behind your goals to really make it work.

Frivolous goal setting is not only a waste of time, it reinforces failure.

Does this scenario ring any bells?

You make some sweeping promise to yourself such as "This year, I'm going to lose weight and get in shape", or "I'm going to lose 20 lbs" or how about this one; "I won't eat fast food ever again".

Then, after a few days of being strong, tempation sets in and you let it slide.

You then become de-motivated that you couldn't even keep one simple promise to yourself and end up giving in.

You forget about the promise you made to yourself and about your initial good intentions and end upright back at square one where you started.


What if you could actually make a promise to yourself and REALLY keep it.

What would YOU change?

Imagine for a moment...

How rewarding it would feel to change your life for the better.

Imagine for a moment...

How good it would feel when you finally lose that stubborn belly fat or that annoying 10-15 lbs that has been weighting you down from doing the things you enjoy and living the life you deserve.

Imagine how good it would feel to be finally be healthy and to have more energy all day long!

What would you do?

Go ahead...think about it for a moment.

Choose something, because don't let this be another year that you just wish you could make this year different. 

In fact, take a minute to get out a pen and some paper, because I'm here to tell you how you can actually make and KEEP a life changing New Year's Resolution and finally reach your fitness or weight loss goals by following a couple simple steps to make...

Make 2017 your BEST YEAR EVER!

I'm going to lay out the only two steps you need below, so pay please pay attention.  Your future health and happiness depends on what I'm about to share with you.

Are you ready?

It's a simple two step process.

BTW...I do this all the time with my very own goals, personally and professionally and to help my clients get the fitnes and weight loss goals they deserve.

Believe me when I tell you it works.

Step 1 - Choose a goal that's realistic and excites you!

If your goal is to become more fit and healthy, then instead of ust promising this to yourself choose a measurable objective.

This could be any number of things such as:

~ Lose ____ lbs. (insert your exact number)

~ Fit back into your favorite pair of size ____"Skinny Jeans" collecting dust in your closet.

~ Run 1 mile under 8 minutes

~ Perform 20 "regular" push-ups non-stop

~ Etc.

Step 2 - Write your goal down.

There's a saying that goes....

"Goals not written down are merely dreams".

So write down your goal(s) to take them from dreams to reality. It solidifies them in your mind on what you're trying to achieve.

Be sure to write them as statements as though they already happened. This has very strong subconscious power.

Something like:

"I attend boot camp three times a week, perform sprint intervals for 20 minutes on my non-camp days and weigh 140lbs...

"I am fit, healthy and love the way I feel".

"I love eating 3 healthy meals and 2 healthy snacks each day". 

As you noticed, it's written as though it's already happened and also includes:

~ Specifics: things that you'll do to achieve the goal.

In the above example it was "attend boot camp 3 x week and perform sprint intervals on my non-camp days".

~ Exact Numbers: "Weigh 140lbs"

~ Top Goal: "Fit, Healthy and love the way I feel"

OK, now the part that's going to engrain it into your subconscious mind.

~ Write down your statements and keep them where you will see them. Repeat your statement aloud to yourself several times a day.

First thing in the morning and right before you go to bed are the best times. It sets the tone for the day ahead and places the powerful, positive thoughts in your mind before you go to sleep each night.

Yes, the subconscious is a powerful mechanism, so don't be fooled by the simplicity of this. Just do it.

~ When reading and repeating your goal affirmation, you need to imagine yourself the way you intend to be.

Really see yourself living the way you wrote out your goal affirmation.

See yourself as your "word picture" describes.

Going to camp, exercising with your best, all out effort, with a toned, athletic physique.

Imagine how you think and the way you feel with your new body.

~ Be consistently persistent.

You've heard me say this before a million times.

You must repeat this process every day and the best way to do this is to write your statement on the back of a 3x5 or business type card.

Put it in your purse or your pocket and every time you think about it, pull it out to read it and remind yourself why you're adhering to your plan.

That's it.

Changes don't occur overnight.

BUT, in as little as 90 days, you could make some very significant changes in your life and to
your physique.

Those 90-days are going to come around anyway, so take action and start changing your life and your body today!

I want to hear from you and what your goals are for this year and how my team and I can help support you to make 2017 your BEST YEAR EVER!

It's not too late to register for my next boxing or kickboxing fitness program! Call me at 719-229-2639 to register while openings last!


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