A word from our founder
I recently heard a lecture on "Finishing Well." The speaker reminded us that starting well is easy, but finishing well, that's the challenge.
I have been reflecting on these words and I was thinking about my life and the lives of the people I serve . In the health and wellness world, people make goals and start programs with great enthusiasm and expectation. Unfortunately, most never finish well. In fact, many drop out. We are 25% into 2013, and many of you have already disqualified from finishing well this year.
I want to encourage you not to give up. You have plenty of time to redirect your path to finish well in '13.
In order to get back on track, you need to identify the reasons you have disqualified. Let me suggest a few possibilities:
- Your goals were unrealistic. If so, adjust your goals and start over. Set small, measurable goals and increase them as you meet them.
- You were trying to do it alone. That's never a good idea. Finding a person, class or program that can hold you accountable will make it much more likely for you to succeed.
- Your expectations were wrong. You thought things were going to be easy and you were not prepared for obstacles and challenges along the way. Well, it's not going to be easy, it never is. Radical endurance is a KEY ingredient to finishing well. Determine never to give up and be prepared for obstacles and challenges. The speaker reminded us that "those who finish the race are those who push through the pain." Are you willing to push through the pain?
No one is ever recognized for starting well. The prize always goes to the one who finishes well. Will that be you this year? Commit to work with one of our physical therapists or certified personal trainers to set the right goals, to hold you accountable and to help you push through the pain and persevere to the end. Commit to get lean in '13 and let Stay Fit guide you on your journey to finish well.