“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Over the weekend I was meeting with some of our new boot campers. And introducing them to some veteran campers who had been in the program for some time.
Most of these new campers are 35 to 55 yrs old, 20-50 pounds overweight and a handful of them had never exercised before…
Our veteran campers were giving them tips to be successful.
And the veteran’s tip that I kept hearing over and over was.
“Just keep showing up”
“Just keep showing up, even if you don’t want to”
“Keep showing up”
And it’s true.
The habit you THINK you should be focused on is building the exercise habit and that’s simply not true.
What I told them was forget about the exercise.
Yes, forget about it….
What you want to focus on in your first month
is just showing up.
For example..f you work out in the morning.
Your focus should be on rolling out of bed. putting your shoes on and pointing your car in the direction of fitness camp, and walking in..
It’s NOT about the exercise…
The exercise will take care of itself once you get there…
I can’t stress that enough.
It’s NOT about the exercise.
It’s about building the habit of showing up.
And I think if you haven’t ever had the workout habit, or it’s been a long time you THINK the magic is in the workout and it’s simply not.
The MAGIC is in the showing up part.
THATS the challenge and where all the good things come from. The showing up part.
Because you show up and you keep showing up and all kinds of good things start happening for you.
And you think it’s because of the exercise and you’re eating better and that’s a little part of it…
But none of that is possible when you DON”T show up.
And the real driver to your success is you SHOWED UP!
Showing up is a powerful habit.
It separates the winners from he losers, the have’s versus the have not’s, the successful versus the unsuccessful.
And it all starts with one little decision you make on your workout day.
Do I show up? Of course you do.
If you’re going to focus on habit to build let this be the one!
Show up and show up and keep showing up and you will be successful.
It CAN be done and I believe YOU can do it.
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Lose it BEFORE the Holidays.
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