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Rewriting Your Heath and Fitness Story

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Is there an area of your life where you wish you were performing better? You know, that part of us that doesn’t quite fit into our own skin. It could be a touchy subject that our spouse and friends know to steer clear of, the elephant in the room. It could be the promotion you still haven’t received, the credit card you haven’t paid off, or the weight you were supposed to lose by the beginning of  summer… in 2010.

Because you’re wearing this very uncomfortable skin that’s not quite your size I am happy to tell you that you are exactly where you chose to be today.

I can already hear the objections rising up so let me explain why.

You see I totally understand your story. I understand because it’s yours, mine, and everyone else’s. Sometimes having a new baby, a busy time at work, or the worst timing for a medical emergency/broken down car/economic depression can happen. There are a million things that can derail us. They are not always fair and can seem impossible to overcome.

At that point we do whats easiest…we give up on our dream. We set it aside to go fix the problem. We  become that person who knows  how to work overtime and take care of a sick parent. Because that’s whats easiest, right? We do it because IF were successful, then others will thank us and it will make us feel better…temporarily…until the uncomfortable feeling shows its face again, because it will!

Time to write a new story.

Where you stand today is a result of many choices. Some of your big decisions shaped your trajectory and now it’s time to get back on track. Your track. The one you stopped telling yourself that you wanted because it hurt too bad to think that it may never come true.

You have to remember you have the power of choice. And it’s a good thing that you do. It gives you the power to turn your greatest adversity into your greatest strength. You always have the option to shy away or to stand and fight.

It’s time for a new story.  So what are you going to do next? You’ve endured hardship, learned tough lessons, and fallen time and time again. Wouldn’t this be a great time for everything to turn around?

Maybe you can recruit someone to help you get there, a friend or a  mentor who can help in your training experience  to achieve your success.

Don’t slip back into your old story, we already know how that story goes. Be your own HERO. The power of choice brought you here. Your choice decides what happens next.

So what are you going to do?