As we head towards the end of 2016, there are (as of today) 41 days left in our calendar. This is big, so let me explain the significance of these next 41 days.
What you do in the next 41 days will determine not only how well you end this year, but also how successful you will be once January 2017 starts.
You know, as well as I do, that every year in January, there’s a flood of people who join different gyms, exercise or diet programs, with the intention of looking good or improving their health.
Because motivation is high, they make plenty of New Year’s resolutions. It is possible that you are one of those people…
The problem is that most people tend to gain 5 to 10 pounds during the holidays on top of what they weigh right now. Come January 2017, they will try to knock it off, and once they see it’s not that easy, most end up giving up. That’s why they find themselves in the same spot every year in January, May, and September.
Question #1 – Will YOU be prepared to not let this happen to you?
Some say “Screw it; I’ll just stop now and start again in January!”
Think about this: What is your ultimate goal in life? Are you working on making yourself better and having everything in place to look, feel, and be your best? Or, are you letting time pass you by? Most people like to sit around and wait for the perfect moment to jump right in.
FACT: The time to do it is RIGHT NOW! NOW is the time to dedicate to training, to cleaning up your diet, to get everything in your life in order. It doesn’t have to be a Monday, and it doesn’t have to be January!
Question #2 – What can you do TODAY to get things in order?
The first thing that comes to mind is PLANNING. This is crucial to your success. You have to plan everything from your workouts to cardio sessions to meals for the day. I know it can be overwhelming, but if you treat it with the same importance you do with your work schedule, your kids’ activities, and other important things in your life, you will be successful.
For this to become a reality, you need to get a PASS:
- Plan (everything ahead of time)
- Accountability (find a training partner or fitness coach)
- Sacrifice (time from other things)
- Support (Going at it alone is difficult. Find or create a system at home, work or the gym — it works)
Remember, what you do in the next 41 days will position you towards the body you know you can achieve – leaner, stronger and better; astonishing yourself by the things you are capable of accomplishing. Or, if you do nothing, get the same ol’ same ol’…
Your coach and ninja friend,