Motivational,  PFOCUS

There Are No Short Cuts to Victory

eat less, sweat moreI can’t tell you how many people have told me “I’ve tried that, and it didn’t work for me”. However, I’d bet you a million dollars they didn’t try “that” (doing it completely properly, by the book), every day, 7 days a week, 30 days a month.

Getting results requires complete honestly with yourself, and the people leading you. It is not fair to say that something didn’t work for you if you aren’t willing to do what you are told.

For instance, I could easily say Spanish class didn’t work for me. I took two years of it and I basically only know how to say “no habla espanol”. Why? Was the teacher bad? No. Should I have gotten a newer textbook? No, that wouldn’t help. How do I know? Because half the class learned Spanish just fine. Why? Because they actually did the work.

I expected the same results even though I chose to take short cuts, skip my reading and practicing, skim through homework and not pay attention in class. And, that’s exactly how people treat diet and fitness programs. Then, when they don’t get the result they wanted or expected, they say “it didn’t work”, or blame the teacher.

If you have done your share of diet or gym hopping, and haven’t gotten the results you wanted, it’s time to get honest with yourself. Did you do everything you were told to do? 7 days a week? 30 days in a row? For 2-3 months straight?

Fitness is work, BUT the reward is SO worth it!

Quit searching for more short cuts – or the next new thing. Instead, commit to applying what you have already learned and know – doing it right this time, 7 days a week, 30 days straight. The results will amaze you!

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


  • imarunner2012

    I need to step up my gym workouts. They are getting better, i’m incorporating some of your stuff.
    I’m particularly interested in the moves that work more than one muscle or area. I;ve been doing squats w/ a 45lb plate, and pushing the plate over my head. BTW – still cannot get through 3 sets of the leg bomb. ;( I need to run three days a week and my legs are never rested enough to do more than 2 sets.

  • Kat Farres

    I get ‘ you walked in THIS weather? ‘ allllllllll the time. Yep, in the cold and wind. Yep, in the rain. Yep, in snow…soon, Yep in heat (but very early in heat!) only thing we don’t do is ice and lightning…..down 150 pounds and maintaining that loss ! Team Walk The BEAST and the beastwalkers, Varro, Dharmy and Krash ^..^

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