The Tortoise and The Hare Revisited ~ Rick Almand
When asked the question “What is the hardest part of a fitness program”, most people will answer “Sticking with it”. While the research has concluded that making the decision to start is actually the most difficult aspect, a strong case can be made for the fact that showing up every week at the gym may truly be the most formidable phase of getting back in shape.
In the business world, as well as in your personal life, your success is ultimately the result of the efforts you put forth day in and day out over the course of months and years. Performing everyday tasks on a consistent basis gives you a much better chance to reach your goals.
Hope Springs Eternal
When it comes to physical health, the major problem in our society is that far too many of us emulate the ‘hare’ because we look for the fastest way to get results, be it the next great 30 day ‘transformation’ program, the next piece of exercise equipment that is going to reshape us before the holidays or the next supplement or pill that will miraculously reenergize our metabolism so the ‘pounds will melt away’.
Time Will Tell
Well, the prosperity that your career brings or the sense of accomplishment that comes from raising good kids is the result of a long range outlook, not something you can knock off in a couple of months. Success at turning back the clock and regaining your ‘vim and vigor’ will require you to commit to a consistent plan, to become the ‘tortoise’. Even Olympic athletes, if they stop training, can ultimately lose all that they had worked so hard to attain. The great thing about sticking with it is, once you get to that 5-6 month mark, you will have experienced such amazing results that you will not want to do anything but continue. Your health, as a priority, will move to the top of the list.
Let’s Get Started
So, strap on your shell (your work ethic), set your feet at the starting line and get headed on down the road. Don’t worry how fast anyone else is progressing. Remember, the tortoise won the race, regardless of how fast the hare got out of the gate.
Good Luck and Good Health!
Certified Personal Trainer
Ultimate Best LLC
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant”
Robert Louis Stephenson
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