Is A Decision All It Takes?

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It all started with a decision, exactly a year ago.  That is when I started my commitment to fitness.  Although I have been an Olympic diver and had been in great shape, after 2 kids and 17 years in retirement, I had let myself slip.  My wakeup call was when there was a chance for a sports based reality show in the Netherlands and I realized that I didn’t want to be seen on TV 20 lbs overweight and totally out of shape.

Weightloss successSo I made the decision.  And that is really all it took.  From one day to the next, I was committed to losing weight and being fit.  I started lifting weights 3x per week and doing cardio 3x per week, alternating the two.  Exercise was a priority and I found out quickly that I had to do it first thing in the morning when the kids were in school.  I started eating healthy, cutting down on my carbs, especially the unrefined and the sugary kinds and added more protein.  I tracked what I ate and made sure I ate much less than I burned.

It was hard and discouraging at times.  I lost 5 lbs in the first 3 weeks and not a single ounce in the next three weeks. Although I knew I was doing the right things and that muscle weighs more than fat, it was still frustrating.  Thankfully, when I voiced my frustrations to my friends (in person and on Facebook), they encouraged me and told me to keep going.

Exactly a year later, I have not only lost 20lbs, but I am more fit and in shape than at any time since I retired from diving.  I have my first bikini in 17 years and the confidence to wear it. (No, pictures will NOT be posted!)  The health benefits are beyond measure and a whole other post in itself.  Exercise is still a priority although I have leveled off to interval training (weights and cardio) only 3 x per week.  I can eat what I want to a certain extend and know if I gain a pound, it will come off quickly.

My journey to fitness made me realize that I can do anything.  I just have to make it a priority, commit myself to it 100% and be persistent.  I know now that yes, I can grow my business into the premier workshop and event planning/mentoring business for coaches and service professionals.  I made the decision and I am committed.  I’ll let you know the results next year.

Do you think a decision to commit is all it takes? What are you committed to?  What is your success story?  Please share it in the comments.

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Daphne Bousquet, CMP

Daphne Bousquet, CMP

For more strategies to make your workshops and seminars more profitable, you’ll want to pick up a copy of the free report "Three Simple Secrets To Making 10K In A Day With Small Workshops." Daphne Bousquet uses her 20+ years of event industry experience to create profitable event strategies and marketing for coaches, entrepreneurs, speakers and self employed professionals that want to grow their businesses with workshops and seminars. She is the creator of the Butts In Seats Virtual Boot Camp, a unique digital course that teaches you how to fill your events with your ideal audience.
Daphne Bousquet, CMP
Daphne Bousquet, CMP
Daphne Bousquet, CMP

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