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Scene FitnessThe single best way to achieve your goals.BY TROY HUGGETT, M.S.We are living in a have-it-all, have-it-now world. Access to anything you desire is lit- erally a keystroke away. There’s one- click ordering. There’s food deliv-ery in 30 minutes or less. There’s credit available with the swipe of a card.More so than any time in history, we have forgotten the art of sacrifice.Can you blame us? Mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now. The problem with this have-it- all-right-now mindset is that real ac- complishments require sacrifice and delayed gratification. And these real accomplishments are where true sat- isfaction is found.Think about it for a moment. When was the last time that you felt proud of something that you’ve done? I doubt that it was for the shoe purchase that you just one-click ordered online. More likely it was for a big project that you tackled at work, or a meal that you cooked for your family, or an 8K (or marathon!) that you finished.Those proud moments have one thing in common: they all requiredsacrifice and delayed gratification. You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, and you put in the miles. And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satis- faction.Learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification, rather than getting some- thing right now, is a skill set. This skill set can grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacri- fice your immediate needs in favor of a larger accomplishment will improve the more you use it.Sacrifice and delayed gratification are the name of the game when it comes to getting into great shape. Get comfortable with sacrifice and you’ll achieve any goal.I know that’s not what any of us want to hear. We’d prefer the one-click- to-dream-body button over months of a controlled diet plan and challenging workouts. But by embracing and en- hancing your ability to sacrifice you’ll gain traction on all of your big life goals, including getting that dream body.How do you make sacrifice easi- er? By first accepting that making big changes in your body takes sacrifice and delayed gratification. And, yes, this is hard and is why most people give upand never achieve their goals. You can make things easier on yourself, and in- crease your chance of success, by plan- ning ahead to reduce moment-to-mo- ment decisions.Meal Prep: Preparing your meals ahead of time is one of the best ways that you can make sure to stay on track with your healthy eating. It completely takes away the need to think about what you’re going to eat and ensures that your nutrition will stay on track.Lay Your Clothes Out: Putting your workout clothes in a neat stack next to your bed before you go to sleep each night makes getting up early to exercise easier. It’s one less thing that you’ll have to do in the morning when your alarm goes off and will make you more likely to follow through with get- ting up and getting to the gym.Build in Accountability: You’re not going to feel like working out everyday. That’s a given! So build in accountabil- ity. You won’t want to let someone else down by not showing up more than you don’t want to exercise, and you’ll end up making it happen.I’m here to provide you with the ac- countability, knowledge, and encour- agement that you need to meet your goals. Let’s do this together! For more information call (269) 967-6300 or visit troyhuggett.com.WOMEN IN BUSINESS I SCENE 4304 25


































































































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