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The Wise decision: Stop making excuses, start seeing results

21st January 2014   ·   0 Comments

By Sterling Wise
Contributing Writer

(Special to the NNPA from The New Pittsburgh Courier) – Why aren’t you at your goal weight today?

It’s not like you started your fitness journey yesterday…this has been a goal that you’ve been working towards for years.

So why haven’t you achieved it yet?

Now listen really closely to all the reasons that are popping into your mind right now. Grab a pen and paper and jot them down.

These reasons you’re giving for failing to reach your goal are really very clever excuses. So clever that you convinced yourself that they were legit.

That’s right. You’re not at your ideal weight at this moment because you’ve given in to excuses.

I can understand your frustration because those excuses that you cling to tend to be very convincing.

Now it’s time to push your frustration aside and to really focus in on your goal. If you lose focus on your goal for even a second, excuses will take over – leaving you without progress and without the sweet satisfaction of accomplishment.

Here are the 3 Steps to Destroy Excuses…
Step One: Make A Plan

There’s huge benefit to having a step-by-step plan when working toward a goal. Write out exactly how many times you’ll exercise per week, for how long, and make a list of acceptable foods. This plan will be your follow-along-guide to arrive at your goal, so put a lot of thought into it.

Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step. I’d love to get you set up with the right plan to reach your goal.

Step Two: Have Accountability

Your next insurance against excuses is to enlist as much accountability as possible. Try to find people who will actively check up on you (like me!) rather than people who aren’t likely to follow up on your progress. Share your detailed plan with these accountability partners and explain the importance that your goal has for you.

Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step as well. I’m a professional at keeping my clients accountable!

Step Three: Set a Deadline

All good things must come to an end, and so does the journey to your ideal body. How long should the process take? Well, that’s up to your unique situation: 1) How much fat you have to lose, and 2) How hard you are willing to work to get there. Find a reasonable timeframe in which to accomplish your goal, then focus all your energy on meeting this deadline.

Call or email me today—I’d love to sit down with you to go over your best plan to get you into amazing shape.

Together let’s finally make it happen for you. Better late than never, right?

Making Time For Exercise

Perspective is everything, and the following paragraph just may change your perspective on the idea that you don’t have time to exercise…

There’s a famous, fitting quote that addresses our universal struggle to find time for exercise. Read it a couple of times to really let it sink in: Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.

Pretty powerful, right?

This article originally published in the January 20, 2014 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

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