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I Have FailedThe last couple of weeks…I have FAILED! Plain and simple, I have completely failed myself and haven’t been working out like I should. So here’s what happened…Toward the end of the third week of February I started getting pretty sick. It started with a sore throat on Thursday. Then by the weekend on top of the sore throat (that was so painful at that point I didn’t want to talk or even say one word to anyone) I had a fever, cough, congestion, etc. On Sunday I decided to go to one of those Med-Express doctor offices so I could find out what was wrong with me and so I could get some meds and get back up on my feet. The doctor diagnosed me as having a throat infection and he gave me some antibiotics.

So I anxiously started taking the antibiotics and slowly but surely over the next few days I started feeling better. On Monday, it had been 4 days since I had last worked out. By about Wednesday, I’d say I was finally 100% better so that is when I should have started working out again. Well, needless to say I didn’t workout that day and the excuses started coming back. My excuse this time was that I needed to work. The last 5 days or so I hadn’t gotten much work done and I felt like I was pretty behind (I LOVE what I do and it honestly doesn’t feel like “work”…I guess you could call me a workaholic though).

Then on Thursday again I had the same excuse- “I don’t have time to spend an hour working out…I have SO MUCH work to do!” The days then continued to go by (with me making the same excuse) and it’s now Tuesday. Thankfully, my wife and I run a Fit Club locally in our area (Newport News Fitness Club) and Tuesday night is when we have our weekly cardio workout that we offer for free for everyone in the community. That night we did P90X Kenpo X and it felt so AWESOME to workout again! I felt incredible after the workout…I was so full of energy and it just felt so good! During the days I hadn’t been working out, even though I was getting a lot of work done, I felt like crap. I was groggy, tired, cranky, and just didn’t feel like myself.

So you’d think after that amazing workout I would stop making the excuses and just go back to working out daily. Nope! The excuses kept on coming (the same ole’  “I don’t have time to workout”) and now it’s Saturday and I still hadn’t worked out since Tuesday night. Saturday though is the day that I FINALLY snapped out of it! That was the day that I re-committed to set aside time for myself and to workout on a daily basis no matter what was going on. It was the day I decided to DROP all of the excuses and to just do it and re-start our P90X Insanity hybrid! Even though I LOVE what I do and helping others, I HAVE to make time for me so that I can continue to stay fit so that I live a very long, happy, healthy life.

stop making excusesWhat exactly snapped me out of the the excuses that I was making and made me want to re-commit to my fitness plan? Well, it was a combination of things. The first thing, is I’m a Beachbody Coach. I’m a Coach full time and I spend my time helping others get healthy and fit and financially fit as well. What kind of Coach would I be if I didn’t workout myself? In order to be a TRUE Coach I have to lead by example. Another thing that helped me to snap out of it is my wife Jen. After days and days of hearing her nag me to workout and telling me that I’ve been a total slacker lately I finally gave in and took some time to reflect on my lack of workouts during the past few weeks. Lastly, before I started my journey to go from a lazy bum to actually caring about my fitness and health I had taken my before pictures before I started P90X for the first time. A quick glance at those really helped to light a fire under me and showed me what I DO NOT want to go back to.

So I failed! But you know what? I’m human just like you :-) and I will fail occasionally and make the lame excuses, skip workouts, deviate from my healthy eating plan, etc. Everyone will fail from time to time, but the important thing is what you do AFTER you fail. Do you say to yourself-
[quote]Aww man, I suck as a person, I’m a failure, so since I’m a failure I’m just going go back to my old habits[/quote] OR do you pick yourself back up and do what it takes to get back on track? Obviously the latter is the right thing to do after you fail yourself. So I want to end this post with a few tips and suggestions on some things you can do to not only help prevent failure, but things that will help you to snap out of it and to pick yourself back up when you do fail (it is inevitable that you will fail)-

 

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  • Get a workout buddy in person or virtually: Create a free Team Beachbody account by clicking here to find a virtual workout buddy and to connect with others on the same fitness and health journey you are on.
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  • Go back and look at your before pictures: If you haven’t already taken your before pictures, take them today even if you’ve already started your fitness and health journey.
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  • Consider becoming a Beachbody Coach: I have a national team of Beachbody Coaches and am always looking for new Coaches to join the team. Click here to get more information on becoming a Coach.
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Yours In Success,

Jonathan Register

 

 

 


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