“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison 

Effort

Light Bulb Moment

With over 1000 patents credited to his name, along with the invention of the light bulb, Mr. Edison clearly did not believe in giving up. Another quote associated with everyones favorite inventor: “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

Gains don’t just happen. Neither does fat loss. Unlike flipping a light switch and voila, they both take effort. Continuos effort. Just think – if Mr. Edison had gotten really frustrated, threw his hands up and grabbed a box of donuts – we may never have had modern conveniences. Perhaps be did grab a donut or two. No harm no foul, we have lights.

Effort is described as:

  • a vigorous or determined attempt

It far too easy to become sidetracked, discouraged or feel as though our gains just aren’t there. Or the calories just won’t burn off fast enough. What do we do? We flip that internal switch. The one that says, “keep trying kid, don’t give up.

Heading into the holiday season temptations are everywhere along with second helpings. We have gatherings and family meals to attend. Legitimate reason’s to indulge. But do we really have to, just because it’s the holidays? Pysche ourselves out, just to give in again. Then, to add insult to injury and skip spin class in the morning. A vicious cycle. Or do we make an effort to think of it as just another time to not go crazy at the buffet table?

Laser focus

So this season make a list, check it twice. Call it: My To Do list

  • Make a vigorous and determined attempt
  • Not give up
  • Enjoy my cheat day
  • Kick ass in the gym
  • Repeat

Effort

 

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