Monday, March 21, 2005

Are You A Winner Or A Loser?

The last few weeks, I've been going through all of the contributions
I've received for my newest ebook "Fitness Success Stories From
Everyday People".

These are stories that my readers have submitted that explain what
they did to change their bodies and get in shape.

While reading the amazing transformation stories you sent in, I
noticed a common theme that ran through all of them.

It's what I believe separates winners from losers.

Simply put, winners DO things that losers do not.

In fact, it's this act of DOING that will bring you
closer to your own fitness goals.

Look, there's no magic formula for getting in shape. If you think
there is, you've been lied to.

Getting in shape takes hard work. It takes persistence. It takes
commitment. And it takes "doing".

So instead of searching for the "best" program or overanalyzing
everything, just start "doing".

You won't always succeed, but if you're a winner, you'll keep
getting up after each and every time you've been knocked down.

Losers will stop and complain about how life is not fair.

I can speak from personal experience that when I went from a very
overweight 240 pounds to a lean 185, it was the fact that I just
started "doing" that brought these changes about.

I "knew" proper nutrition and exercise were the keys to getting in
shape, but that didn't matter until I actually did something
about it.

Look in the newspapers or on the television. The people that have
achieved any level of success have just taken more action than
those who are not as successful.

People do not see the 6 grueling hours a day that Lance Armstrong
trains on his bike or the 1,000 jump shots Michael Jordan used
to take each day in practice.

People just see the end result and think these people are "lucky".
True, they are gifted and lucky, but they also "do" more than
most others.

So ask yourself if you're "doing" everything you possibly can in
order to get the physique you want.

Or are you lying to yourself, telling yourself that you're doing
all you can when in reality you're not.

If you're not happy with your current results, you need to start
"DOING" better.

If you need some guidance, I have a page set up on my site that has
what I feel are the best fitness resources available online.

http://www.shawnlebrunfitness.com/muscle-building-tips.html

There are resources on nutrition, resources for beginners, resources
for advanced trainers, and much more.

So, if you need some help "DOING" your best, check out
my tips and tools page here:

http://www.shawnlebrunfitness.com/muscle-building-tips.html