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Make A Small Promise To Yourself, and Keep It [30-day challenge]

When you set a fitness and physique goal, it’s easy to get caught up in the motivation you feel, and excitement of what’s to come. However, after a few days of hard work, the reality always sets in.

Our reality is far different than what we initially dreamt up in our heads. Getting up early to hit the gym was easy on week one, but now that week two is here, the soreness is a reminder of just how hard the first week was. [Read more…]

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Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why.

Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system that will allow you to not only set a proper, realistic, and achievable goal, but actually do the work on a daily basis to stick to your word.

So if you’re not someone who’s since given up your resolution, and have been somewhat consistent but with lackluster results, I’d encourage you to read last week’s piece and figure out where you might be messing up. [Read more…]

The Diet And Training Combination: Figuring Out How You’re Messing It Up

You hit the gym 3 (or 4 or 5) days per week. You’ve been tracking your meals, and watching portions. You’re even starting to think about your rest and recovery habits as a part of this whole process of improving your aesthetics.

It’s the first week of February… You could be on your newly formed resolution to get fit, finally, or you might be on the continual course of self-improvement.

Regardless of whether or not you’ve been at these changes for only the past 4 weeks, or 4 months, you might not be seeing the results you’d hoped for.

This is understandable. Most of us are impatient, and want everything yesterday.

And it doesn’t help that the media is shoving unrealistic images, and catchy phrases down our throats every second.

In fact, here’s one crazy statement I saw in the supermarket. [Read more…]