Success Starts…

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Success does not begin with the first step.  It does not begin with the first pushup, situp or squat.  It does not begin with throwing all the “bad” food in your pantry out.  Success does not begin with curls, cleans, or presses.

It begins with a decision and a commitment.  Success starts with making a decision and committing to your own success.  That is why this decision is so important.  It is important to make sure that the decision that you make is one that you believe you will be successful at.  Eric Thomas, one of my favorite motivations speakers, calls it finding you “why?”.

Success starts between your ears, long before you start doing anything.  Success is a habit, not a destination.  That is one of my favorite sayings.  If you want to be successful in your fitness journey, then you have to set goals that you believe you can achieve.  You have to set baby-step goals that you can and will achieve.  Instead of committing to run a marathon by the end of the year, commit to running today.  Commit to running to the end of your block as hard as you can as many times as you can in 5 minutes.  And consider that a success…tomorrow make another decision and COMMIT.

Want to lose weight…don’t set the goal of losing 40 pounds in 4 months…commit to not eating poorly for one night.  Then repeat.  Give yourself every opportunity to succeed in your goals.

Success does not begin in taking the first step, success begins in committing to that step.  Success continues in celebrating that step and committing to take two tomorrow.

So here’s to you and your success!