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The Little Pebble in Your Shoe

By July 5, 2017No Comments

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe”

~Muhammad Ali

I love this quote as it relates to fitness and weight loss. We look at our goals and they don’t seem that out of reach until we have a setback; and usually, it’s always the same setback.

What’s your vice? What is THE thing that stands in your way of reaching your goals, or is always setting you back? Eating out, drinking soda, alcohol, packing your gym bag, waking up early to work out? Focus on “correcting” that one thing. If you start cooking more, you will eat out less. If you don’t buy wine, it won’t be tempting you from the counter. Spending an hour on Sundays gathering your gym clothes for the week will help you save time packing your bag. Sleep in your workout clothes if you have to! Just get up and get it done.

I don’t like to use the word “limit” because it tends to have the reverse outcome so let’s change that to occasionally. Give in to that vice OCCASIONALLY and get back on track quickly. It’s necessary to be honest with yourself though: this will require DISCIPLINE. You will have to create better habits in order to be successful. Don’t let occasionally turn in to daily!

Get that pebble out of your shoe and you can move mountains! Work on the little things and you WILL see the results. Success is the sum of creating small, good habits

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