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  • Writer's pictureMarc Lalonde

Constistency IS the goal

Please divert your attention from the back of my head.

Embrace the process and the results take care of themselves.

When new exercisers begin an exercise program, there is often a period of time where they do not see results, and that is very hard for a lot of people.

Especially those who are making big transitions in their lives and are beginning their journeys. Those first few steps can be scary and nerve-wracking and that can be a traumatic experience for some.

The key, in my mind, is to create familiarity and to make the gym a place of comfort. You don’t have to kill yourself in the weight room to get a great workout and you don’t have to build Rome in a day. When making changes, progress comes incrementally and in dribs and drabs.

The key is not to focus on your results but only on your process. What’s my next meal?

When’s my next workout?

If these are not your questions to yourself when you are in the midst of training and making changes, then you may want to reconsider what you’re doing to make changes. Having one salad and weighing yourself is not a great plan, but training 4 times a week, eating clean 80 percent of the time and doing a lot of walking IS a great plan.

Focus on the movement and the nutrition and I promise the pounds and the extra fat look after themselves.

I have a client who, at this time last year, was in a medically induced coma and had lost 60-plus pounds in hospital while undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.

When he and I first started working together in August of last year, he could barely stand up.

Now, this proud man who could hardly muster the energy to eat a meal is back doing the things he loves again, working in his garage and generally enjoying life.

His progress has been incredible for one very good reason.

He’s been consistent in his work and his body has responded.

He’s a damn inspiration and I’m grateful to be able to work with him and his wife, who have become like family to me.

I am eternally grateful to have so many great clients in my life.

I am also eternally grateful for the existence of the greatest angel of my existence, period,. You know who you are.

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