So you have decided to re-evaluate your fitness plan. It’s time to finally get in shape. You have the funds for a personal trainer, you have gone grocery shopping finally, and you just joined a gym(again). You really want to get rid of that 15 pounds of fat that you gained in the wintertime. Or your birthday. Or when your girlfriend/boyfriend broke up with you. You are READY to go. The fat will be gone in two months. you’ve set a weight loss goal, and you are sticking to it! You have an appointment with your personal trainer for your first workout this Friday. Everyone is excited. You, your trainer, and your mom. Friday comes around, and your friends ask you to go to the new Harry Potter movie, the same time you are supposed to start with your trainer. You don’t want to miss the movie, but you also don’t want to see it by yourself, so you text your trainer, saying you can’t make it. No harm done. Harry Potter is awesome. I can’t blame you. You reschedule for Tuesday, and enjoy the movie. Tuesday comes, and you are psyched about finally getting to start with your trainer. But work is asking you if you can stay another hour or two later. It’s not required, but you decide you should stay. You text your trainer, apologize, and stay late. You finally do get to meet up with your trainer, a week later, and start your fitness. The wind is slightly knocked out of your sail, but you do start exercising. Now you are on your way to your fitness goals. But the next week, two times you stay late at work again, another time you don’t work out because you are too tired from work, and then you have to take a lazy day off of doing nothing. So the very next week, you work out once with your trainer, and have a half ass workout at the gym. This scenario plays out a lot more than you would think. I get a lot of people, who are motivated to finally get in shape, only to have outside sources hold them up. Whether it’s work, or friends, or Harry Potter movies, there is always something that takes priority. Why don’t you make fitness a priority for you. Here’s a few questions to ask yourself. Would you cancel a doctors appointment? Would you cancel work, because you just feel like going to a movie? There are all kinds of reasons people think are justifiable to delay their fitness goals, but to me, none of them are. If you take fitness as a priority and treat it just as any other appointment you have, you’ll find that your goals will come much quicker than if fitness can take a backseat to other things. Treat it as your job, and it won’t let you down. Treat it as something that can be cancelled or substituted whenever, and you will find that goals won’t come as swiftly as they say in the infomercials.