By Sterling Wise
Special to the NNPA from The New Pittsburgh Courier
Why aren’t you at your goal weight today?
It’s not like you started your fitness journey yesterday…this has been a goal that you’ve been working towards for years.
So why haven’t you achieved it yet?
Now listed really closely to all the reasons that are popping into your mind right now. Grab a pen and paper and jot them down.
These reasons you’re giving for failing to reach your goal are really very clever excuses. So clever that you convinced yourself that they were legit.
That’s right. You’re not at your ideal weight at this moment because you’ve given in to excuses.
I can understand your frustration because those excuses that you cling to tend to be very convincing.
Now it’s time to push your frustration aside and to really focus in on your goal. If you lose focus on your goal for even a second, excuses will take over – leaving you without progress and without the sweet satisfaction of accomplishment.
Here are the 3 Steps to Destroy Excuses…
Step One: Make A Plan
There’s huge benefit to having a step-by-step plan when working toward a goal. Write out exactly how many times you’ll exercise per week, for how long, and make a list of acceptable foods. This plan will be your follow-along-guide to arrive at your goal, so put a lot of thought into it.
Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step. I’d love to get you set up with the right plan to reach your goal.
Step Two: Have Accountability
Your next insurance against excuses is to enlist as much accountability as possible. Try to find people who will actively check up on you (like me!) rather than people who aren’t likely to follow up on your progress. Share your detailed plan with these accountability partners and explain the importance that your goal has for you.
Feel free to reach out to me for help with this step as well. I’m a professional at keeping my clients accountable!
Step Three: Set a Deadline
All good things must come to an end, and so does the journey to your ideal body. How long should the process take? Well, that’s up to your unique situation: 1) How much fat you have to lose, and 2) How hard you are willing to work to get there. Find a reasonable timeframe in which to accomplish your goal, then focus all your energy on meeting this deadline.
Call or email me today—I’d love to sit down with you to go over your best plan to get you into amazing shape.
Together let’s finally make it happen for you. Better late than never, right?
Making Time For Exercise
Perspective is everything, and the following paragraph just may change your perspective on the idea that you don’t have time to exercise…
There’s a famous, fitting quote that addresses our universal struggle to find time for exercise. Read it a couple of times to really let it sink in.
“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”
Pretty powerful, right?
Put your excuses to rest, once and for all. Call or email me today and we will get you started on an exercise plan that’s going to quickly transform your body.
This delicious recipe is the perfect side to accompany your meal. It’s grain free and lower in calories than traditional wild rice, while delivering big on flavor. Made with shredded cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, celery and chopped dates and walnuts, this faux rice is packed with nutrition and fiber.
Here’s what you need…
1 onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
1 cup Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters
4 stalks celery
1 cup organic, free range chicken broth
Dash of salt and pepper
1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted
In a large skillet cook onions in the olive oil for about 10 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, shred the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and celery in a food processor using the grating attachment.
Add the shredded cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, celery, broth and a dash of salt and pepper to the skillet. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
Pour the mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 35 minutes. Stir in the dates and walnuts, return to the oven for 10 minutes, uncovered.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 114 calories, 5g fat, 97mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 4g protein
Wouldn’t you like all of the healthy rewards of being fit? Simply call 313-444-9348 or email me (email@example.com) today to set up your personal training and/or Skype program, or if you are in the Michigan area you can come out to my FREE Fit Club in Oak Park. Web:http://www.thewisedecision.com