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Ask Yourself This Simple Question And You Will Succeed!

Can I ask you a personal question?

Why are you doing what you’re doing?

And by that, I’m of course referring to whatever boot camp fitness/weight loss/lifestyle goals you have and not why you’re watching another episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker” or “Real Housewives of …”.

Okay so maybe that’s not incredibly personal, in the common sense of the term, yet it is quite personal…at least it SHOULD be.

Seriously.  Why are you doing what you’re doing?  Why did you set your goals?

If you want to lose 15 pounds by March 15…why?

If you want to lower your cholesterol by 50 points…why?

If you want to lose tummy and arm fat and be toned…why?

Why do you have your goals?

And if you haven’t set goals and re-written them in affirmations, you best get on the ball!

Do you even know why?

Have you sat down and thought about why you actually want to achieve those goals?

Sure you want to lose 15 pounds to look better, but why do you want to look better?

I don’t care if it’s a vain reason, personal reason, or whatever, but you NEED to have a reason (or reasons) and you MUST know that reason.

Those reasons keep you on track and give your goals a “life.”

It’s far too easy for us to get off track with our goals.  We chase “shiny things,” let others dissuade us from our goals (which is infuriating), allow ourselves to give up when the times get tough, or make the mistake of looking at things from a small perspective and having that strong “reason why” will make you stick with your goals.

Remember that your goals are yours and belong to NO ONE else.  They are yours and yours alone and what someone else is doing, or wants you to do, or says shouldn’t matter if it doesn’t fit with your goals.

If you went the entire month of December and “only” lost 2 pounds (in the toughest month of the year to lose weight), that’s NOT a failure and you should not give up or move off your path…a path that you know will work.

If your friend decides to try some fad diet and tries to convince you to do the same, but you know you will achieve your goal, and maintain it, with the healthy track you’re on, remember your “reason why” and kindly tell her to “buzz off.”

On the other hand, if you don’t know your “reason why,” you won’t have the strength to stick it out and will flail in the wind like the new tree in our backyard (which I assure you swings wildly…mostly because I dug the hole too big!).

Make sense?

So what I want you to do is take a few moments and really think about why you want to achieve your goals, and then write them down and if you haven’t written any goals yet…do that immediately!


Now go forth and prosper!

Have an awesome day and I’ll talk to you soon.


About The Author

Ed Scow, also known as "The Fit Dad", likes long walks on the beach, snuggling, hand stand push-ups and pretending to work. He's also a fitness & nutrition expert, proud papa and husband to a smokin' hot wifey.

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