• Jake Shaw

You Need To Read This





You were so motivated just a few short weeks ago. You were kicking ass in and out of the gym and you were getting serious results. So what changed?


Maybe it was your career. Maybe you've moved to a new town and are looking for a fresh start. Maybe you've just ended a lengthy relationship and are seriously bummed out. Maybe this week got busy and you "didn't have time."


Whatever it may be, I want this to help you find that fire again. I want you to look back and realize how far you have come in the last year, month or week.


You and I are not that different. We both set goals for ourselves. We both work hard for what we have and we aspire to become something more.


The difference in our approach? Attitude. Yes, there are so many reasons to be worried or nervous or anxious presented to us on a day-to-day basis. But, instead of always falling victim to specific circumstances, I choose to rise above said circumstances and move forward.


This post is for all those who lack the ability to see the "small victories". For all of you who keep coming up short and using that as an excuses to become complacent and start going along for the ride.


It's at this moment I ask you to look back and remember how far you've come. You've accomplished a lot more than you think. You may not see it. But others do. I can promise you that.


As a basic rule of thumb, it takes one about 4 weeks to start to see results from a workout program. It takes people you cross paths with regularly (Family, Co-workers etc) roughly 6-8 weeks and extended family or those who don't see you as often, 9-12 weeks to really see results of your accomplishments.


That being said, don't let that be a deterrent. As long as you are consistent, changes will happen.


FITNESS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE SUPER STRESSFUL!


I don't want you to put all of these restrictions on yourself during this process.


"Oh, I can't eat that."


"I wish I could drink that."


"If I even look at one of those, I get fat."



These are all great examples of "No No" phrases. It's common practice for trainers to put all of these stipulations on things. Don't feel you have to. There are plenty of alternatives.


Fitness isn't abut making drastic changes to diet or exercise regimens. It's about learning and applying what you've learned to find a program or plan that works with your already existing lifestyle. Some changes may be more serious than others but no two people are exactly the same. So why would there diet and exercise plans be the same?


Again, my intention with this post is to simplify fitness for you. Yes, there is a lot that is involved with fitness. But, don't overwhelm yourself right off of the bat. Pick a program that you know you will stick to. Something that will work with your work schedule and something you can stay focused on no matter what. Keep that "dream bod" or goal in mind and don't forget about it because you can do it!


As I have said in past posts, consistency is key. When the going gets tough, progress flourishes. Stay focused. Stay positive. Stay strong.



Remember,


Right now is as good as any to "Become Stronger Today" #BSTfitness




Cheers,


Jake



Thank you again for following along with my crazy journey. If you or anyone you know is looking for a program that fits your needs, feel free to message me. If motivation and consistency is something you lack, I would be more than happy to help you get on the path to success.


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