Getting Into Shape
Spring is just around the corner. Actually – calendar-wise, spring has already sprung! But for some of you across the country, it’s still nut-busting cold. And you’re saying to yourself – when the weather gets warmer, I’m going to drop that weight.
Let me ask you all a question: how many years have you been telling yourself that? How many years have you told yourself that, and how many years have you actually dropped the weight?
And why are you waiting?
Why are you waiting to start an exercise routine that you could have done years ago? Why are you doing this? Why are you always waiting for things?
It’s funny. If you look at life, a lot of people who tend to want to lose weight are people who put off other things in their lives as well – they are procrastinators. These people are always thinking that they’re just waiting for a good time.
I coached a guy once who wanted to lose twenty pounds. He told me, “As soon as I lose this weight, I’m going to start talking to women.” So I let him buy into his excuse for a little while. He was on an exercise plan, and I said, “Why don’t we start the coaching when you’ve lost the weight?”
So he loses the weight, and a month later he comes to me with a new excuse. He said,
“Now that I’ve lost the weight, I’m going to start talking to women as soon as I buy a new wardrobe.”
Are you one of those people who just pile one excuse on top of another? As soon as you lose the weight, you’ll start meeting people. But then you lose the weight, and you decide that you have to buy a new wardrobe before you start meeting people. Once you buy the new wardrobe, you go ahead and pile another excuse on.
But in reality, if you want to lose weight, or start meeting people of the opposite sex, you have to start doing that today! You have to start taking action today.
Why are you waiting for everything? What are you waiting for? Do you want to be a waiter in life? That’s what I call you guys – you’re waiters. You’re always just waiting for the “perfect moment.”
There is never going to be the “perfect moment.” How many times have you seen a woman that you’re attracted to and you’ve waited for the “perfect moment” to approach her?
There she was, walking to the bathroom. You decided you were going to meet her by the bathroom and casually bump into her.
Guess what? You and ten other guys have been thinking about that same perfect moment. You and ten other guys waited for that perfect moment, and you all collided like a bunch of stooges at the bathroom door, looking like fools.
There is no perfect moment. Get out and start now!
You’re always going to be full of excuses. I have found that people who procrastinate now will always procrastinate – unless they step it up and start new things every day.
Do you want to lose weight? Get out there and start losing weight TODAY.
Change your diet. So many people want to lose weight, but they refuse to change their diet. Or they don’t exercise regularly.
Or maybe you’re into the fad diets – you’re on your tenth or eleventh fad diet, but you’ve never exercised. And you just can’t figure out why you’re not losing weight. But you’ve never done a combination of diet and exercise.
It’s about making those changes. So stop the excuses and procrastination!