Fail to plan; plan to fail

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to write and encourage each of you to give 5-10 minutes today thinking about what your week needs to look like in order to move forward towards your health and fitness goals. Do you need to schedule some early morning workouts or cardio sessions? If you have opportunity, can you carve out some time during your workday for a quick walk outside? Maybe the weekends are where you need to dedicate some time to exercise…the point is to give it thought and schedule it out. We are more likely to stay committed to the plan we have in place for our success if we can envision what it takes to get there each week!

The same principle can be applied to meal preparation and planning. Nate and I figure out on sundays what our lunches and dinners will look like for the week and then do one big shopping trip for as many of the groceries as we are able to purchase in advance. This cuts down on last minute dinner planning that could lead to take out or other less-than-ideal choices and allows us to plan for meals that are wholesome and healthy. Sunday just happens to be the day that works best for our family. Take some time today to consider how a little food preparation and planning could help you take healthier steps when it comes to your nutrition. Small steps taken now will pay BIG dividends later!

Let’s start this week with positive momentum in the right direction! You CAN do this! Not sure how to implement a plan that works for you? Ask me how today!

Have a GREAT week!

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A bit of a rant on commericals

Hi Everyone,

Let's try this blog feature out and see how it goes! I've been seeing more and more commercials lately that are driving me crazy with subliminal messages that convey things like "You deserve this," or "You don't need to work that hard," "Let technology handle it." WHAT?!?

Why not encourage hard work to get the results or reach goals? Why not encourage recognition and rewards after good effort has put forth instead of "just because"? We have brains people, brilliant, creative, wonderful amazing minds at that! Let's use those instead of relying on technology so much!

Given the wide range of abilities in our clients, I can absolutely get on board with utilizing services and technologies that assist people in functioning more easily and efficiently in their world. My angst is not at all about how that can and should be used to help others. It is about the increasing tendency I see marketed towards attitudes of entitlement, downplaying initiative and drive, and reliance on technology versus self. 

If you have the cognitive ability to do the math in your head - GO FOR IT!

If you have the physical ability to vacuum your home - DO IT!

If you want that car, body, house, job (fill in the blank) - WORK FOR IT! It's not deserved just because you want it.

When we train our clients, they know pretty much from the start that achieving their goals is going to require hard work, consistency and dedication. It's earned. They use their minds to learn about exercise and how to do it right - technology not required. Nobody earned the fitness level they aspire to by wishing for it and then sitting on the couch with a bag of chips. Get moving! Whatever that looks like for you, just get moving. Not only will you discover that yes, you can achieve what you put your mind to, but boy oh boy, will it feel empowering when you get there! At Merge Fitness, we join you on that journey and celebrate with you every time you reach a goal - we even point out accomplishments you may not even have realized you achieved!

Let's reward honest effort, hard work, and using our brains until they hurt. Let's give high fives and big goofy smiles when we finally reach that goal we've been diligently chasing after. After all, you earned it!

Got the motive but not sure how to get started? Contact us today and we'll teach you how to use your mind and body to get going. 

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