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This is one of the most harmful things you can do when trying to lose weight.

I had a conversation last week that made me think to write this message today.

If you take the time to read my emails then you have a desire to improve your health. I know you only have a few minutes to spare in the morning so you either skim or thoroughly look at what I have to say. Thanks for taking time either way.

Most people prefer easy over hard. Right?

Lets put it this way, if you could choose between struggling through a task or working through it effortlessly which would you choose? I’m with you, if I have a choice give me the easy path to success.

However it is the challenges in life that shape us and make us. James, the half brother of Jesus, wrote this:

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 2-4

The unfortunate truth is we have been conditioned to quit when things get hard.

  • You start the new diet Monday and by Tuesday your sugar cravings take over and you give in so you quit.
  • You decide that you are going to start working out regularly and actually do for a few weeks but then you go on vacation and when you get back you fell out of the routine so you take the next 6 months off.
  • You go and sign up for a new gym membership and commit to actually using it this time but the only available time you have to workout is early mornings and you do it a few times but then sleep wins so you stop all together.

In other words most people do not stick to their plan long enough to actually WIN in their fitness journey. One bad moment or one error throws them off.

I am here to tell you that a big part of a success story is messing up. I have messed up a lot and continue to. The key is to get back up!

I just watched Rocky 1, 2, 3 and 4 this past week. I love Rocky in case you didn’t know 🙂 As I get older and I watch the Rocky movies I realize what I love the most about Rocky.

I love his fight! He doesn’t quit. No matter how many times he gets knocked down (and he gets knocked down a lot 🤪) he keeps getting back up. He learns from each time he gets knocked down and improves to fight again.

Take this message to heart. Don’t let another mistake take you down. Get back up. 🥊

I believe in you. If you need help or some motivation let’s talk. I want to be your coach and help you get where you want to go.


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