We just got an excellent email from a subscriber to the Tip Of The Day program, and we thought that it would be helpful for those of us looking to stick to the weight loss or fitness journey. The question we had asked in one of our coaching calls was "are you brave enough" to do it. What was interesting about this email is this person was in law enforcement. Already plenty brave, but found it helpful to apply this question to working out:
"I'm really a newbie at this website, I stumbled upon it recently and have enjoyed it
so far. I am not new to the diet and fitness routine, but am at the last 10 pound
mark after having lost about 50 pounds and have kept that off for 5 years (I never
officially joined a club or gym, I got the weight watchers books on eBay and use
hiking and kickboxing type videos along with jogging in my fitness routine).
realizing that to lose that last 10, and maintain the loss, I may have to modify
(read: give up??) some things I treasure, like my coffee with cream every morning,
or at least work it into my calorie count by eating a smaller dinner, etc. Anyway, I
have enjoyed your website and especially the calls
. I just wanted to say that from
the first call, there was something that really stuck in my mind, and it has sort of
become my mantra when I'm jogging on a day that I'd really rather not be out there.
Please forgive me that I cannot remember which of you stated this, but it was just a comment about starting and sticking to the weight loss / fitness journey, and the statement was "are you brave enough?". Well,
to me, that's a challenge! I am in law enforcement and consider myself pretty
brave, so to consider the work out on that level really helped. I am now trying to
figure out if I am "brave enough" to run a half marathon this year. That's a bit
harder than being challenged into getting out for a 3 1/2 mile run. But, when I'm
tired, I ask myself that question, and not being brave enough is not an option, so
it keeps me going.
Thank you for what you do, and for so candidly sharing your own experiences with
everyone! Best of luck and continued success!"
We will keep posting great feedback like this. We have also created a 12 week coaching/training intensive that goes way beyond the ideas presented in the 4 calls. You can learn more about that here:
You can start this program at any time and get sent the calls each week along with a guide/lesson plan to work on that week. People love the program so far and they are also in their own private team which is crackling with activity.
Hey - I love that! I'm planning to do a half-marathon power walk next April, and most of the time, I have no problem getting out there, but occasionally I'd really just rather not. And I know that once I'm way beyond the three or four miles I'm doing now, it will be even more of a challenge. So, I'll have to make that my own mantra. I think I'm already pretty brave to eat differently than mainstream America - surely I'm brave enough to get in excellent physical shape and complete this goal I've set for myself.
Posted by: Laurie McClain | April 21, 2009 at 12:52 AM