We’ve all heard that saying before…
Now, I want you to BURN the following into your brain: The only way to fail at ANYTHING is to QUIT.
Not to sound like a “Debbie Downer”, but the fact of the matter is that most people will FAIL more than they will ever succeed. More people will quit on their fitness goals than succeed. More people will fail at their marriages than succeed. Do you see the trend here? It’s sad to admit but the failure rate at most things seems to be higher than the success rate. And guess what? It comes down to one thing: Those who make it Never Quit, and those who don’t quit too soon.
There are two types of Quitters when it comes to health and fitness goals: The Premature Quitters and The Fold Quitters. You need to find out which type of quitter YOU are to find out how to strategize against it. Try not to take this too personally. We’ve all quit on our fitness goals in the past…but I want you to make a promise to yourself that you will NEVER be there person again. (DO IT! Right now!)
The Premature Quitters give up before they’ve really given themselves a real shot at success. They’re done before they’ve really gotten a chance to really get started. For us Personal Trainers, this is so painful and frustrating to watch. These quitters will stick a toe in the water and then hightail it in the other direction. Do you find yourself mentally complaining before starting a new program? On Day 1 of a new program, are you already dreading the process? Chances are you fall in the Premature category.
Now the second group, also known as the Fold Quitters, are a rather interesting bunch. These individuals often quit 10 feet from the finish line! I find that most people fall into this category and will put SO much effort getting started to only give up right before their breakthrough! They will spend weeks grinding and laying out a foundation for success and just when things are primed for them to succeed and see results, they say “screw it!” and give up. If you’ve had that moment on a Monday morning after a cheat meal turned into a cheat weekend, then you may be a Fold Quitter.
If you fall in the Premature Category and are on the brink of giving up, remember why you started. Don’t let the difficulty stop you. Just remind yourself of why you started in the first place—the resolution you made at the beginning of the year, the desire to be healthier than you’ve ever been, the plan to trim extra pounds off your frame to feel confident in that bikini. Whatever the reason, keep this front and center to stay the course! When you are feeling low and want to give up just remember that in life, we are constantly presented with two choices: The Easy Choice and the RIGHT Choice. While others are busy taking the easy path, bust your ass, work HARD and keep going. Sure, it’ll be tough, but it’ll get you further ahead and closer to achieving your goal. I promise you…it will be SO worth it. All this challenge serves as an invitation to the next level of success in your life. Don’t pass up on that chance.
If you’re one of the Fold Quitters it’s key to remember that if you don’t quit, and don’t cheat and don’t run home crying when trouble show up, then you can only WIN. If you’re a member at Fast Fitness, you have a whole team of incredible trainers, Squad Leaders and boot campers who will PUSH YOU just when you are ready to throw in the towel. Don’t suffer in silence and always ask for help when you need it! (That’s what we’re here for!) When you feel yourself becoming deflated just remember that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward! Fight for yourself and don’t let anything stand in your way.
For either the Fold or the Premature Quitter…
It’s 100% helpful to always picture the New You! I know you can see it. You, at your goal weight, tight, trim and looking like a million bucks. Don’t lose sight of this picture, until it becomes the reality that you see in the mirror every day. You have what it takes to become your best self – I know this because I’ve seen tons of our members achieving greatness in our studio every day. Don’t lose sight of your potential – I know I won’t.
If you aren’t a part of the Fast Fitness family, then take this opportunity to do something wonderful for yourself. Call or email today to get started on the most effective fitness program that you’ll ever find.
Remember …Winners never quit and quitters never win!
Val & Chad