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Is there an ‘A’ in success?

People often ask me “What is the secret? How are so many of your clients so successful at getting and staying fit?”

There are many factors involved in being successful at losing weight and getting into shape, including the right exercise program for your body, the proper nutrition program, consistency, and hard work, just to name a few. But the single most important factor is ATTITUDE. The right attitude is what separates the successful from the “wanna bes” and the “should haves”.

I’ll give you an example. Let’s call him Henry. Henry is really tired of carrying around the extra twenty pounds around his midsection and has decided it is time to do something about it. He doesn’t want to spend one more summer dreading the beach or avoiding taking his shirt off. He thinks it’s finally time to take action and make some changes. Sounds good, right? He seems serious.

Henry gets all set to join the gym or call some personal trainers when he realizes he has a business trip coming up in two weeks. Hmm… He also has a family vacation scheduled for the following month. That will take him away for a week also. Well, I don’t want to start now and then get off track next week. Then I’m going to miss another week next month. I’ll just wait until I get back and then I’ll start up big time. Sound familiar? I bet it does. We’ve all done it.

Henry is not going to get into shape anytime soon. There will never be a “perfect” time to start his exercise program.

He will spend the next few years waiting and thinking about it and even worse, he will get more and more out of shape and farther away from his goals. The farther away he gets, the harder it will be to start because it will begin to seem impossible.

The right attitude, the attitude that the successful people share, is that I have made up my mind that the time is now and I am going to make it happen no matter what. I will start now and on my business trip I will find a way to sneak in a few workouts. When I get back from the trip, I will work extra hard until my vacation, where I will enjoy a much needed break but I will stay active and watch what I eat. When I get back from vacation, I will be refreshed and right back on track. Doesn’t that sound like a better plan? That person, the person with that attitude, will be successful. Which attitude do you have?

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< scottbaumann@fitnesstogether.com > Scott Baumann is the co-owner of Fitness Together in South Miami. “Where excellence in personal training meets privacy and luxury.”