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Fit for Life: Success Starts with Getting on the Right Path

Saturday, April 12, 2014


In order to be successful at anything in life, you need to follow the right path that will get you there

In order to be successful at anything in life, you need to follow the right path that will get you there. Along this path you will make some mistakes, encounter some distractions, and meet obstacles you must overcome. You may come to several forks in this path that requires you to make decisions, and give some thought as to which road to take. The road to health and fitness is no different than the road to financial success or anything else worth while doing. So before you set out on this journey, you must make sure you are carrying some ION'S in your pocket or you will deviate from this path, take the wrong direction, and never reach your destination.

Inspirat-ION: one must be inspired by something or someone to want to seek out this journey. Even when you are doing it for health reasons, someone you care enough about inspires you to stay healthy or if you have a person you want to emulate, that is an inspiration to get moving. Whatever reason you have to take care of yourself began first with a thought, an idea, and an inspiration. Keep that thought top of mind.

Motivat-ION: the first one gives you the idea, but motivation is needed to carry out the task. This is “the one” that grabs you by the collar, pulls you off the sofa, and pushes you into the gym. “I’m the mud run that's a month away, or the buddy that tells you he can bench more than you; I'm the guy with the abs in the movie that your girl gasps at when his shirt comes off. I'm also the guy hanging around your waist making the scale cry. So basically, I'm responsible for whatever gets in your head and says c'mon man - lets do this”.

Determinat-ION: de·ter·mi·na·tion – noun –

1. firmness of purpose; resoluteness. - "he advanced with an unflinching determination". Synonyms: resolution, resolve, willpower, strength of character, single-mindedness, purposefulness, intentness;

2. the process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research.
"determination of molecular structures"

That about says it all. In order to succeed you must be determined NOT TO FAIL.

Execut-ION: once you get inspired, motivated, and are determined to carry out your goals, the final and deciding round is execution. You can imagine being in shape all day long, be motivated to join the gym, actually have the determination to make time to get there, but all those noble deeds will be undone if you do not execute properly. You only get paid for results, regardless if you are at work or at the gym, the only thing that will propel you forward is results, and the only way to get results is through proper execution.

So let's go over these steps to success one more time. First we get inspired and that plants the seed. Then we need to find a way or reason to start this task, weather it's a fitness routine or trying to improve your income, something must motivate you. Your follow through will depend on how much determination you have and how much drive and passion you are willing to invest. The end result will be based on your way of executing the situation. Put these IONS in place and you will pave your way to success.


 Matt Espeut has worked as a personal trainer for almost 20 years with clients ranging in age from 14 to 86. His focus is on overall health, strength, and functional conditioning. Holistic health and nutrition is the cornerstone of all his programs. Matt works in private and small group training available at your home or office location or at gym facilities. Matt offers his services to everyone wanting to be more fit and healthy, overweight young people, youth/collegiate athletes, and seniors. Matt has worked and continues to train at several facilities in the Providence area including Gold's Gym and CORE Studio, and he believes continued education is a must in his field. Email Matt: [email protected], check out his website at http://www.fitnessprofiles.net or on Facebook at Matt Espeut or on Twitter @MattEspeut.


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