Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Learned Weight Loss Lesson

I emailed this lesson on Father's Day and totally skipped posting it to the blog. So excuse the timliness of it. But I think the lesson is worth the tardiness.

First, I want to wish all of the dads out there,
especially my dad, a Happy Father's Day. We're
blessed and thankful to have you in our lives.
Second, I have a weight loss tip for you today.
And appropriately, it's a tip I learned from my dad.

My dad was the one that spurred my health
kick. He bought me my first set of weights.
He'd make me a healthy lunch for school. But most
importantly, he taught me health and fitness by example.

He went to the gym a minimum of 5 days a week. He
would always make sure we had veggies with dinner. Don't get me wrong, he would still bring home donuts on Saturday morning, but all in all, he was a healthy example to follow. And that's the tip I want to share with you today. Learn by example.

I bet I can guess how successful you are with your
weight loss and fitness goals by taking a look at
the examples you follow.

Those examples will influence your actions and
behaviors. They will have the greatest effect on
you. Sometimes whether you choose it or not.
For instance, wouldn't you want to follow the
example of someone that's been successful
with weight loss versus someone that hops
from one diet to the next always struggling to
keep the weight off?

The examples you have in your life will utlimately
influence your actions.

I am the man I am today because of my dad. He
didn't sit me down one day and say, "Tim, this is
how you be a man." Not at all.

But I did learn how to work hard. I did learn how
to treat a lady. I did learn how to sacrifice. I
learned all of this from his example.
You can learn the same way. Doesn't matter if it's
weight loss, fishing, or sewing. If you
watch, observe, and follow a good example, chances
are you'll be just as good.

Good examples are a great way to learn. Take some
time now to think about the examples you have when
it comes to your weight loss. Are they good examples to follow? Will they help you move closer to your goal? If not, I suggest you find others to follow. If you need a good example to follow come spend a week with my team and I. We'll quickly show you the path to weight loss!

To your weight loss success,


P.S. If you don't have a good example to follow or have been unsuccessful with your weight loss click here for a consultation. I'll give you info on our programs and show you why Fitness Together is a good example to follow.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A disease that affects everyone. Yes, even you.

Let me get straight to the point. Because it’s likely you experienced the symptoms of the disease I’m talking about over the holiday weekend.

I’ve been a proponent for ending this disease my entire adult life. It hits home with me. Maybe because it’s deadly. It won’t necessarily take your life. But it will take your quality of life.

I’m talking about the ‘Disease of Decision’ as it relates to your health and fitness. Sometimes it’s not obesity, diabetes, or cholesterol that affects our lives. Sometimes it’s just our own daily battle of choices.

I bet you had a decision to BBQ this weekend. To eat, drink, relax and enjoy the time off. You also had a decision to have a couple of cold Bud Lights and eat those delicious store bought cookies. And a decision to exercise with the time off. Or to do something active with your family.

What decisions did you make?

I won’t lie to you, decisions are not easy. No one wants to go for a jog when you have a good excuse to eat and drink. And pushing yourself as hard as you should or working out for as long as you should, that’s tough too.

But your decision doesn’t lie in what you should do. That’s the easy part. The real decision lies in what you want with yourself and your life. If you want to live well, to really get all you can from life, then decisions such as exercising and passing on cookies become easy. If you want to stop gaining weight and fit into the pants you still have in your closet, then those decisions aren’t a second thought.

The remedy for the ‘Disease of Decision’ is having a Reason Why and a clear focus on your goals. When that is at your foundation it eliminates the dis-ease of deciding what you should do. It’s already been decided.

Take this and call me in the morning

If you suffer from the ‘Disease of Decision’ try this… Sit down tonight and write out the reasons why you want to lose weight and get in shape. Give this some thought. Is it because you want to make it through a day without being so doggone tired? Or maybe you just want to look good again, or be able to age well and play with your grandkids. Whatever it is, put it down on paper. Set a clear vision of how you want your life to look in terms of your health and fitness. Make sure you have laser sharp focus. Then call me.

Seriously, call me.

Your Reason Why is the first step to a better you. The second involves putting together a program that works for you. I can help you do that. I cannot however, help you decide to DO IT.

So sit down tonight and find your reason why. Write out a few goals and why they’re important to you. Then call me tomorrow or click here. I’ll answer any questions you have and give you an overview of our programs.

I want to help you dial this in. No more excuses. No more putting this off. Get started today!

To your fitness success,

Tim Chudy
Fitness Together

P.S. As bad as the ‘Disease of Decision’ can be, don’t let indecision get you. Not deciding at all is worse than saying yes or no. If you’re not ready to lose weight then tell yourself that. When the time is right you’ll be primed to decide yes and your commitment will be stronger.