I’ll be saying this a lot over the next week as we determine the winners of our Summer Shape Up Contest at Ellipse Fitness. However—I’m not just saying that to the winning teams of the $1500—I’m saying that to EVERYONE who took the challenge!
“Why, Lisa? My team didn’t win—we “only” lost a few pounds of fat—not enough to win or even be in the running”.
Come on, guys!? You know by now that mindset is 1/3 of reaching your goals! Life isn’t a Perfect Circle!
Did you expect that “life” wouldn’t get in the way in the past 6 weeks? Why did you take the challenge? Was it ONLY to win the $1500…or was it more?
I talked to SEVERAL people who wanted to “get in shape, be accountable, or drop some fat for summer”.
Very few said…. “I’m only in it for the money!”.
My point isn’t just for those in Summer Shape Up Contestants…everybody listen up!
In the world of fat loss you’re either getting closer to your goals, or further away. If you didn’t win, but you worked out, maybe gained some muscle and lost some fat—are you closer to your goals than you were 6 weeks ago? YES! What you do EVERY DAY adds up to helping you achieve your desired outcome. The decisions you make and the choices you take action on are REAL steps toward your ultimate ending result. You’re not going to stand still in this battle—I can guarantee that.
If you choose to stand up right now and get a cold glass of ice water and then actually DRINK it, not just let it sit next to you on your desk…you are closer to your goals. Did you see where you had to DRINK it? We can’t just “think” about what we want; we need to take action. DRINKING the water was an action step toward our goal. You may say, it’s not enough to make a change, but I’d disagree. Ice Water will increase your metabolism, it will cleanse your body, it will create a fullness in your body that may make you eat a few less calories and in the end, that glass of ice water DID make a difference!
It’s the same reason we’re giving away $1500 in one dollar bills to our studio winning team! Because one matters! People who lost 100 pounds or 20 pounds or 10 pounds…those people we look to for inspiration and to help US stay accountable…they lost it all in the same order…1 small pound at a time. 1 DOES MATTER! The small bills DO ADD UP! The small steps you take DO multiply to help you achieve your results!
Many people have joined our studio in the past few months. People with different goals and different reasons and different desired outcomes. I’m proud of all of them for making a DECISION to do something a little outside of their comfort zone in effort to become a healthier person! Congratulations!
To everyone who completed the challenge of getting in Shape for Summer—Congratulations!
To those of you who chose to read this whole blog and put something POSITIVE into your mind regarding your healthy lifestyle…Congratulations—I applaud you!
Small steps DO Matter!