Keep Your Focus (whether in fitness, nutrition, or in life itself)

Keep your focus. Sounds easy enough, eh? We all know that sometimes it is harder than we think.


It’s so easy for us to become distracted in life, veer slightly off the path, and then wander a bit further. Next thing you know we look up and we have completely taken a wrong turn from where we meant to go.

There are always going to be kinks in life. Everyone has them, all the time. It could be personal drama, work stress, a bit of a cold, an injury from exercising, .. .. anything really. While it’s important to deal with those kinks as we encounter them it’s also important that we keep our focus and get back on track with our lives.

We are also going to have those moments when weakness gets the best of us. We’re human .. it happens. Trust me, it happens 🙂 What is important is that we recognize those moments, stop, regroup, and get back on track. But don’t wait until “Monday.” Start now.

We can do this!

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Be Better Tomorrow, Next Week, Next Month Than We Are Today

Sometimes we become too content with our place in life that we stop challenging ourselves to do better. We get exhausted at the thought because we always set ‘huge’ goals, sometimes with unrealistic expectations.

I want to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks or I want to be the next President.

Thinking a little high, eh?

Instead of trying to conquer the world in one big gesture we need to think smaller, simpler. Think possible. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish in life start tomorrow. Start small. Be a better person tomorrow .. next week .. next month.

If it’s to have less stress at work pick one thing tomorrow that you just take a deep breath over.

If it’s to lose weight make a small, healthy eating change tomorrow.

Maybe you go from not exercising at all to promising you will give it 20 minutes.

Positive Changes Means Good Things
Small positive changes are good for the body and soul!

Maybe you come home and spend 10 less minutes on the computer and 10 more on the couch snuggling with your kids.

We have spent years walking down the path that we are currently standing in. If we want to make that change and make it last we need to realize that it’s going to take time, desire, and dedication to start walking on a new trail.

Keep it realistic. Make small changes. It won’t be as scary and you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.

Make little changes every day then look back a month from now and celebrate how far you have come!

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Fight For It, You are Worth It!

When I was teaching spinning at the gym one day we were on the last strength song of the class and I could tell that people were getting tired and their focus was drifting. That was about the time I said to the class ..

How bad do you want this? Keep working and keep fighting for it and it’s going to happen.

To accomplish things in life it typically requires work on our part. Work. Picking the right path to get there. Determination. You name it.

If you want to lose weight it’s going to require you to make sacrifices .. start eating better, spend time exercising, make a few life changes. But if you want it bad enough you will do it and not look back. It’s when you hit your rock bottom that you’ll stick to your guns.

A few years back I had a friend that always talked about wanting to lose weight. She was so miserable with her size and was ready to make it happen. So .. she’d make some exaggerated effort to diet and lose ten pounds. Two weeks later she’d fall off the horse and gain 15 back. She wasn’t ready to fight for it.

I’d have to look up my original post to find the exact date but 9 or so years ago I hit ‘my’ rock bottom. I had gained 5 more pounds than I was willing to except. I walked into the gym and signed up for a membership 10 minutes later. When asked why I simply said ‘i refuse to buy bigger jeans.’ Fair enough.

The first year was more of a transition year for me .. I had a personal trainer and was slowly migrating out of some of my bad habits. After that first year, when the only one holding me accountable was ‘me,’ I started to take ownership of my path.

Now, I look up and see how far I have come. I have kept fighting and have enjoyed the rewards of those fights.

I have more energy at my age than I did 15 years ago. I don’t get sick near as often as I used to. I feel more alive and enjoying knowing that I am truly strong by my own efforts. I know that if I needed to I can run a mile without thinking twice. I could probably put a hurting on someone if they tried to take my purse. 🙂

I have kept fighting. And I keep fighting. No, it’s not a daily ‘war’ with yourself. It’s not even a struggle with yourself. It’s just making a change and wanting the new life bad enough that the old one is not an issue.

I don’t want to be that person again. Ever. In a year I want to be a better person than I am now, which is why I keep pushing on.

We have one life to live .. the clock is ticking so make the most of it. When your write your list of accomplishments make sure you have to ask for extra paper.

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“Strive for progress, not perfection”

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” -Unknown

I love it ..

We are so hard on ourselves, which is something that I am definitely guilty of. We are our own biggest competition, which is good at times but other times it almost sets us up for failure.

We are not always going to be perfect. Heck, we may never be perfect. Instead let’s shoot to be better, make progress over who we were yesterday.

We get smarter every day. We get stronger. We change habits for the better (hopefully). We don’t go from 0 – 10, nor do we go from 7 – 10. My point is that we may never reach 10 but as long as we are going in the right direction that is all that matters.

Remember ..

“Strive for progress, not perfection.” -Unknown

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