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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip: Back To School Enthusiasm

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip: Back To School Enthusiasm

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Fall is upon us which means our girls will be heading back to school. This year, my oldest daughter Mychaela will be starting kindergarten. While this might be a scary transition for some children, the shared sentiment in our household is pure and utter ENTHUSIASM. 

Mychaela’s excitement for starting school is quite amazing to watch—not only does she have all of her school supplies packed and ready to go, she also has her outfit picked out for the first day. 

Enthusiasm is probably the most contagious of all emotions, one that can quickly fill up a room. Who doesn’t like to be around people who are excited about school, health, fitness, work or life? Enthusiastic people have a way of making the dullest activities enjoyable. 

Today I have a challenge for you. Whether you are starting a new project at work, heading to the gym, ordering a coffee, or shopping for groceries—do it with pure and utter ENTHUSIASM. Not only will you brighten your own day, you just might brighten someone else’s too :)

*image by Saparevo, Flickr


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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip: The 90 Day Challenge

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Erik's Weekly Fitness Tip: The 90 Day Challenge

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Think about something that you’d like to improve or change in your life, then pull out your calendar and highlight this date:

Wednesday September 16, 2015

What is so special about this day? Well, it is exactly three months from today. Studies show that if you do a daily activity for three months straight, it will eventually become a habit. 

When it comes to fitness and nutrition, we live in a society that expects immediate results. Unfortunately, this isn’t realistic. Cutting sugar out of your diet for a week is not going to get you a body like Gwen Stefani. Not only is this expectation detrimental to achieving your goals, when you don’t start seeing the immediate results you crave, you may start to feel discouraged and give up. 

DON’T GIVE UP.

Creating new and positive changes in your life takes commitment, effort, and most importantly — time. Challenge yourself for 90 days. For 90 days straight put of all your energy into that positive change that you are trying create.

  • Keep a food/fitness journal.
  • Announce your progress on social media so that your friends and family hold you accountable.
  • Only put food in your cart that will help you meet your goals.
  • Recruit a friend to do the 90 day challenge with you.

Whatever you need to do to keep your head in the game— DO IT! 

If you stay focused during the these next three months, eventually “the challenge” won’t be a challenge at all. The habit will be so engrained in your daily life that you will no longer dread it. Instead, you will crave it. 

As my wife likes to remind me, Rome wasn’t built in a day — but, if you lay a few bricks every day, you will be amazed at how much progress you can make in a few months. Are you ready up for the challenge? 

*image by Julia Caesar, Unsplash


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