Halloween is the “unofficial” gateway to caloric overload.
Treats. Sweets. Indulgences. Reflections. Goals. Resolutions. All of these words are associated with the holiday season and the dawning of a New Year. After all of the parties, quick meals while out shopping, and two straight months of “cheat days,” Americans are left to reflect on their unachieved goals from the past year and once again, set New Year’s resolutions.
It seems retail stores roll out Christmas decorationsearlier and earlier every year, why not start planning your New Year’s Reset earlier this year!?! B.A.M. Logic is an easy way to lay out and stick to a plan: BEGIN with a Goal / Plan. Achieve Consistency. Maintain Motivation. I would love to help you plot your plan of attack for a successful in 2018! BAM!!!
One of the keys to success is consistency, but as we all learn at one time or another, maintaining motivation and staying focused on a goal can be difficult. I seek motivation of all types, but my most rewarding source of motivation is from my clients.
I can preach the benefits of BAM Logic!, but unless someone is willing to put in the work and take responsibility for his/her own motivation and plan, we are limited as to the results we can achieve. The dedication and drive I see in both my individual clients and my boot campers keeps me going and challenges me to always keep things interesting. Life happens, injuries happen, and yet my guys and ladies show up and give whatever their 100% is for that day. You have to show up.
The common denominator of my sources of motivation, they are all self-made success stories with humble beginnings. THE ROCK, has worked tirelessly to achieve the level of success he is experiencing; Tony Robbins, grew up in an abusive and impoverished home; and Les Brown started his life by being born on the floor of a building. All of the people with whom I work are inspirational in their own way. Each client is overcoming something and working toward his/her own goal. They show up, they follow their program, and when they get off track, they refocus and start again. There many clichés and quotes people use, but the bottom line is, success comes to those who work for it!
There are people who can work out every day at home and make great strides in their health and wellness. After I had my third child, I was one of those people. I was 215 pounds and dedicated myself to doing Insanity at home and lost 60 pounds on my own. Losing 60 pounds on my own was a huge accomplishment.
As we know, sometimes life gets in the way and during a really stressful time in my personal life and dealing with health issues in my family, I gained 30 of the 60 pounds back. I knew that I needed something different and someone to hold me accountable. Last December, I started regularly attending Coach Rob’s bootcamp and although I was getting in my workouts, I did not lose a pound from December of 2016 to February of 2017. I was frustrated!
March first of this year, I started one on one personal training with Rob. This was my LAST DITCH EFFORT. If this didn’t work, I was going to throw in the towel and just live my life. I needed accountability. I needed someone asking the important questions everyday. How’s eating going? How’s today going? How’s the body feeling? Once I started working out with weights and Rob, I dropped 5-6 pounds a week.
I am one of those people who is motivated by seeing the sun go down. After being 215 pounds after my third baby, I am now 142 and have incorporated running, multiple bootcamps, working out with Rob, and somedays, I even do INSANITY at home. On Labor Day weekend, I went to the 5:30 am bootcamp and stayed for 4 back to back sessions, I pushed myself! BUT!!! Rob pushes me. Rob motivates me. He encourages me to grab heavier weights, holds me accountable, and is always asking me how many miles I ran over the weekend.
In 2016, I decided to run more than I have ever run, a half marathon, all by myself. At the end of the Two Cities Marathon, I didn’t have a great time, but I finished and was alive! My average was 14 minutes a mile 2016 and now, I average 11:35 minutes a mile. I am excited to run this year’s marathon and see how far and how fast I have come to my next big finish!
This incredible man was born on the floor of an abandoned building and given up for adoption at 3 weeks old and found a home with a single mother who believed in him. The importance of her entrance into his life, Brown concludes, was immeasurable. “Everything I am and everything I have I owe to my mother,” he told Rachel L. Jones of the Detroit Free Press. “Her strength and character are my greatest inspiration, always have been and always will be.” (http://biography.yourdictionary.com/les-brown). Mr. Brown has gone from being born on a floor and sleeping on the floor of his office while he was homeless, all the way to lifting himself and millions of others off of the floor.