Dear friend trying to get back in shape,

I know it’s hard. I know the hardest thing you may do all day is say no to the cookies. I know how easy it is to want to give up and go through the drive thru instead of prep your food at home, but don’t do it. I know it feels like you are doing the do and scale doesn’t move very fast. I know how frustrating it is to see that person across the table from you eat a Big Mac every day while you eat your carrots and still be half of your size. I know that awful feeling where you don’t want to go to the gym because you don’t know where to start. Trust me, I know.

The important thing is you do something about it. I understand how hard it is, I understand how frustrating it is to not see results right away and I understand why you want to give up. Being healthy and fit takes time. As much as I wish you could wake up the day after a good workout with the 6 pack of your dreams, that just isn’t the reality. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it, and it wouldn’t feel so good when you got there.

Remember how last January your resolution was to eat healthy, get back in the gym and get healthy again? Think about how incredible you would look right now if you would have stuck with it. The great thing is that you can start again.
Start now.

Tired of starting over?
Then don’t give up.

You are only as strong as your mind. You will get there one day. Be patient and keep working.

Nothing worth having comes easy.

Mental toughness is half the battle. If you think you are strong, and believe you are strong, you will be strong. Soon, when you look back on the struggle and these hard days, you will be so thankful you didn’t give up. You kept the course.

Don’t forget that weight is just a number. What is really important is how you feel, and that you like how you look. Shout out to you for working on loving your body, because that shit is hard.

I am so proud of you. It won’t be easy, it will take time. But keep moving your, eating right, and just be patient. You will be amazed with what your body is capable of doing.

I am excited to work with you in 2022.