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The Times They Are A Changin’…

It’s hard to believe, but 2009 is slowly coming to an end.

The weather is changing.

Kids are back in school.

The bad news is that many people have long since forgotten the goals they set for themselves way back on January 1…you know “I’ll lose weight this year.”  “This year will be different – I’ll finally get rid of this stomach fat.”, etc., etc.

The good news is there are still 4 months left to achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.

So let me ask you…

How much closer to your goals are you today than you were 3, 6 or 9 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 several months?

Or have you let another few 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.

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.

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 only to set the same goals in January?

Or are you going to decide this time’s different, set some meaningful goals and actually stick with them for the next 120 days?

If 120 days is too big of a number for you, that’s cool, instead start out with the next 30 days or even the next week.

Set small goals for yourself, achieve them, and keep building on those achievements until come Christmas time you have conquered what you set out for today.

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

Have an awesome day!

Ed

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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