Are You Choosing Convenience Instead of What You Want MOST?

Gooood morning, my loves!

I received an email today from one of my favorite marketing gurus with this quote in it:

"People don't do what they say they believe, they do what's convenient and then they repent." – Bob Dylan

He was referring to coaching and sales, but I IMMEDIATELY thought of how it pertains to the fitness goals we set for ourselves.

When we set out on our fitness journey, we all have wonderful goals and intentions:

"I finally want to see my abs!"

"I'm going to lose 20 pounds."

"I want to squat 250 pounds."

But despite our best intentions, our actions often contradict these goals. 

I want you to take an honest look at your habits right now...

Do you choose what's convenient, even if it contradicts what you want the MOST?

Maybe your goal is to finally see your abs, but you get home from work... you're tired... you're lonely... you forgot to prep your food.

THAT MOMENT - when you're tired, when your willpower is low, when alllll the odds are against you...

THAT IS YOUR DEFINING MOMENT.

What you do in that moment defines your results: will you choose the greasy burger/fries from the drive through. Will you reach for a cookie or food you think will comfort you?

OR, will you make the best of what you have - maybe it's canned salmon and avocado because that's all you have in your fridge. Maybe it's a warm bath because you're stressed TF out *and you know it's not food you're really craving.

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There's a time and a place for indulgence (SUUUUSHIIII!), but if the majority of your decisions are mindless or indulgent -- your results will reflect that.

The results you EARN don't come when life is easy and all your food is prepped and a kale smoothie magically appears from Heaven above.

It's when you're tired. Sick. Frustrated. Lonely.

But you STILL CHOOSE THE HEALTHY OPTION ANYWAY.

RESULTS > CONVENIENCE.

ALL DAY. EVERY DAY.

Sending so much love!

xo

Julie

P.S. If you're planning to apply for the position I emailed about yesterday, please do so by Friday! I'll be doing Skype interviews next week! xo

P.S.S. It's all about balance. In this post, I'm referring to the choices you make the majority of the time. If you do get off track, make your next meal #GPF style + the best option you can. 

Why Reaching the Goal Isn't the Point

Hey love!

In today's world, it's easy to compare ourselves to others. 

We look to social media, magazines, TV, blogs, etc. for "inspiration," only to walk away feeling more confused about who we really are and what we truly want out of life.

If that's you right now... I get it.

I, too, have compared myself to other girls I see on social media who have the "perfect" life and the "perfect" body and the "perfect" relationship.

I, too, have looked at the success/relationships/body of another woman and thought, "If I have that, then I'll be happy. Look how happy she is! It must be because she has all the things."

But what we don't realize is that we have everything we need to be happy inside of us... RIGHT NOW.

Even if you're FAR from your ideal 'body', even if you're single and want to be in a relationship, even if you feel like you're not getting the praise and recognition you feel you deserve at work. 

You are exactly where you need to be right now.

And if you don't have X goal yet, it's because there's still so much to learn.

The beauty in life comes not from what happens when we achieve the perfect [body, life, relationship, career], but in all the BS we have to go through to get there. 

Imagine this:

Someone walks up to you and says "tomorrow, I'll give you the PERFECT body. Name whatever it is that you want, and I'll give it to you. Abs? Cool. Better butt? Done. You got it." 

At first, you're like "HECK YA.... give it to me!"

But quick, 'instant' results come with a steep price...

because unless you've done the work to achieve it, you won't know how to keep it.

Through the STRUGGLE - although uncomfortable at times - you become stronger.

The hours in the gym, the discipline created waking up every morning and doing your workout, the patience to say 'no' to certain foods at times (instant gratification) in exchange for the long-term payoff of reaching your goal... THESE things are what help you become a stronger, more motivated and disciplined person. 

Reaching the goal isn't the point.

It's who you become in the process of reaching that goal that matters most. 


So... today I want to ask you:

Who are you becoming?

Who are you being RIGHT NOW?

Are you someone who chooses instant gratification, or someone who believes long-term reward tastes sweeter in the end? 

Are you someone who snoozes their alarm, or someone who wakes up because they told themselves they'd do a workout before work?

Are you someone who says 'whatever... I'll start my diet tomorrow" instead of committing to starting TODAY, RIGHT NOW

Each day, each hour, each minute, you are shaping the person you ARE and the person you're BECOMING with the choices you make.

So, WHO WILL YOU BE TODAY?

xo

Julie

Want to become someone who takes action, creates amazing results in their body and life, and tackles goals head on? I thought so - you're my kinda gal ;)

Take the first step to become the best version of yourself in my Fall Fitness Challenge, starting Sept. 3. If you sign up for my Challenge today, email me back and I'll send you the bonus video so you can start ASAP. <3