I want to share my secret to staying motivated to stick to fitness with you, but before we get to that I need to tell you a little story.
My mother is sort of like Mrs. Claus. There was even a time we all dressed as elves and handed out gifts at her business back in the day.
For as long as I can remember, my mother kept a "giving room". Not a Living room...a Giving room, all year round.
She stocks it full of wrapping, ribbons, boxes, bags, and loads of random things to give-away. We would often joke at Christmas time that if something didn't fit, give Shirley a minute, and she would come out with three other choices.
What's interesting about my mom's room is that I never went in to snoop around. I learned from a young age that the anticipation of getting a gift was better than getting the gift itself.
That's the secret to sticking to your fitness routine day after day, week after week, month after month, and for years to come:
The gift of working out can come one day at a time, but on those days when you just don't feel like it, when you discipline yourself to tie those bows on your shoes, and wrap up your body in workout clothes, you are investing in a long-term gift of health.
Too often we dread what the effort will feel like or how much we might miss out on because we took the time for ourselves.
There's lots of excuses I could have used to justify opening those packages or to allow myself to dig through my moms hidden treasures. However, my mindset was what gave me an expectant hope for the ultimate gift.
When we choose to live in a state of hope and expectancy for the best outcome- it changes us.
Are you desperate for a change? Do you long for the gift of feeling great when you move? Do you find yourself wishing you could find a way to burst with energy again?
With black Friday just a few days away my mother is already wringing her little hands getting all geared up for her shopping and stocking this year.
And I am holding on to a little secret gift of my own that I'll be releasing this Thursday. It's the biggest giveaway I have ever offered and it is guaranteed to start shifting your health in just 10 days.
Stay tuned friend, I'm putting the final touches on my gift to you.
In the meantime, would you shoot me a response to this e-mail letting me know what the best gift you ever received was? Or, even better, would share your stories of what getting gifts was like for you growing up? I'd love to hear your precious memories.
Wishing you holy, healthy, healing,