How Bad Do You Want It?

How Bad Do You Want It?

It’s been a crazy few weeks! The Rock Your Jeans Challenge has EXPLODED!  People are SO excited to Rock their Jeans and truthfully, so am I!!  It’s going to be a challenge that’s a lot of fun, a lot of work and yes, we’re going to make some sacrifices.  Some more than others…to lose two jean sizes in 8 weeks!  What are you willing to sacrifice or work for to be two sizes smaller?

Let’s talk about a few of the questions I received about this program.  How much is it?  When is it? How hard are the workouts? What’s the “diet”? — I hate to think the answers people were hoping for were — Free, a time totally convenient to them lasting about 15 minutes, workouts are short and easy and there’s no need to worry about the nutrition.  Why would I think people didn’t want these answers??

To be successful, really successful– takes work.  It takes persistence and a lot of times it takes a little pain.  BUT when you’re willing to put in the work and the pain, isn’t the success that much sweeter?  Isn’t the success that much EASIER when you’re working and focused on it?  Hope isn’t work.  Wishing for smaller jeans isn’t the answer.  Put in the work, put in the effort, follow the program and be successful.  It’s not easy.  But it IS possible for those that are willing to do whatever it takes!  You just have to want it for yourself!  I can’t want it for you, others can’t do the work…it’s up to you.  I believe in you, do you?

I can’t wait to share the many success stories we will have in 8 weeks!   Watch for my article in December!

Success before Work

I love fall and one of the reasons is that I’m a Packer Fan!

I had the joy of attending the season opener this year against the Saints and let me tell you, it was a BLAST!  Everyone was in a great mood and the crowd was AWESOME!  There were fireworks, national bands, a giant flag and Bart Starr carried in the Packer Flag (he’s my FAVORITE Packer—FYI)

As usual, I cried during the national anthem and proudly held up my colored card to help the crowd form a flag across the whole stadium.

Lambeau Field Card Flag

There are a lot of other reasons I love this season, too!  In the fitness business…it means we get BUSY again!  With kids back in school and people returning to a bit of normalcy, I get to see some old faces that perhaps were on a summer hiatus.  Many new members join in the fall and it’s always nice to be part of someone’s journey to health and wellness!  Although, also what this means is in my world—we get back to HARD WORK!

Have you heard this quote from Vince Lombardi?

The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.”
-Vince Lombardi

I’ve been called a “work a holic” by more people than I count.  Sometimes I’m not sure it’s a compliment, but—I take it as one anyway!

I sincerely believe what this quote says.  Hard work is the price we pay for success!  I don’t care if it’s business success, weight loss success or success on the football field!  Very rarely do you meet anyone who was accidentally successful.  Usually they worked hard, they practiced, and they put their mind to it and set their eyes on the prize!  Oh sure, there are plenty of humble people who won’t admit to just HOW HARD they fought for their success—but, we know the truth don’t we?!?

Rarely does someone “accidentally” get into a smaller pair of jeans.  They work at it!  They watch their diet, monitor their exercise, drink their water and make some changes to achieve their goal!  In business, I’ve never met a CEO who didn’t say “I’ve definitely put in my fair share of 60 hour weeks!”

We can ALL have success!  We not only have to work harder but smarter!  Knowledge is POWER!  We’ve learned that you don’t need to run mindlessly on a treadmill for hours as the best way to burn fat.  We shouldn’t deprive our bodies of important nutrients to save a few calories-it slows down our metabolism!  In business, delegation with follow up is ok-you don’t need to do everything yourself!

I hope these few words inspire you to make a few small changes toward your success!  Work hard and work smart!  If you’re on the sidelines right now, hearing the success stories of someone around you and wondering if that will ever be you, I’m here to tell you—it only will if you make it happen.

Success doesn’t happen by accident.  Using a coach or a mentor or a trainer is great—they are tools in your tool box to reach success…but in the end…you’re the one that has to do the work to reap the rewards.

Let me know if I can help!  Here’s to your success!