What is it about this time of year?
Over the years I have noticed a pattern in people.
On one side you've got those people who are working out either with a personal trainer or going to their local gym. They are already in motion, losing weight, lifting weights, eating better. They are going now. They are joining now. They are hiring their personal trainer now. Why? Because now means you want it. Now means you're ready. Now means it's going to happen. Now can be scary for some. Now holds you accountable. Now is real.
On the other side are those who are just "waiting" until next year. After all the holidays and hoopla. After the kids get back in school. After they lose some weight. After they offer a deal to join. After, after, after.
To a lot of people out there, and I mean LOTS, this makes no sense. You see, the gyms are open now. They are open during the holidays. The holidays were here last year. They are here now. The kids are driving you crazy and you can get out now. (you know it's true!) You'll lose weight when you go now. Deals are there to be had now honey!
Now, now, now is my Motto. It's the motto of the people who have already figured it out that "after" never works. Now does.
Now, creates in you a sense of urgency, accomplishment and a feeling of pride in yourself. Now, means you are in motion. Now means you get to lose the weight now! You see? That is some awesome thinking pattern right there! I just got really motivated after typing that right NOW! :D
You can do after. Sure you can. But what happens when after is now? What happens when you have gained the winter 10 (or 15) and the after that is holding you back, is now? Will you do something after spring is here? Oh, no... not another "after."
How about just plain old now. Most people find me extremely motivating! :) My clients will tell you this is true. I LOVE putting a smile on your face, as well as seeing some sweat dripping down it! I just can't help myself! I love it. I am a now woman. It's time. Just think for a second what it would feel like to just do it N O W