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This Month’s L Magazine Article

In case you haven’t read my latest article in L Magazine, here it is.

Also, in case you didn’t know L is now available online at  It’s a pretty cool option they’ve given readers since they changed up their distribution process in the past year.

Anyway, here’s the article…

This month's L Article

This month's L Article

When it comes to fitness and weight loss, it’s been pounded into your head to have a goal.

Gotta have the goal, right?

It’s true, by the way.  You have to have at least one goal, and preferably many, if you want to succeed, but I want to ask you something.

How much closer to your goals are you today than you were 3 months ago?

Be honest.

Are you close?  Can you see the finish line?  Are you so stinkin’ happy you’re about to achieve something you’ve worked so hard at over the past few months?

Or have you let another 3 months slip by and are now kicking yourself because of it?

You were so excited then, weren’t you?  You had a clear-cut goal in mind and you were bound and determined you were going to get there.

But something happened…something always happens.

You got tied up with other “stuff.”

You let kids’ activities push your workout and nutrition plans to the backburner, then they went completely off the radar.

You went to a few too many golf events, had a few too many drinks and a few too many burgers, potato salads, ice creams, etc.

You let summer do what summer does best.

But you know what?

That’s okay.

All that stuff is in the past and today is a new day.

You can’t change what you did yesterday, but you have complete control of what you do TODAY and that’s all that matters.

Guys, if you want to get rid of that big ole’ gut, you can start right now.

Ladies, if you want to get rid of your “bye-bye” arms, you can start right now.

Do you want to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without panting like a dog on a hot summer day?

Don’t say you’ll start tomorrow, because tomorrow never comes.

Take charge right now.  Decide you want to change, and then do something about it.

That’s the key…

You can’t decide to change, get warm and fuzzy inside, then let the day get away from you.  You have to act.

Figure out what you want to do and how you’re going to do it…then DO IT!

Better yet, find someone to do it with.  Your spouse, a friend, sibling or co-worker.  It doesn’t matter who, just pick somebody who has similar goals.

Someone you can rely on when times get tough and kick you in the butt when needed.  Someone you can trust won’t back out on you and someone who won’t let you do the same.

So, what are you gonna do?  Let another couple months go by without doing anything?  Let this fall go by only to hop in the same carousel come January?

Or are you going to decide this time’s different, set some meaningful goals and go after them like N’damukong Suh goes after quarterbacks’ heads?

The choice is yours and only yours, but I have faith you’ll make the right one.

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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