<div><div class="wsite-image wsite-image-border-none " style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;margin-left:0;margin-right:0;text-align:center"> <a> <img src="http://www.rachelmeyerfitness.com/uploads/1/7/3/9/1739499/9219597_orig.jpg" alt="Picture" style="width:auto;max-width:100%"></a> <div style="display:block;font-size:90%"></div> </div></div> <div class="paragraph" style="text-align:left;"> <font size="4">I'm going to give you a short and sweet 2 reasons that you probably didn't reach your last  goals to "lose _______ pounds", "workout 3 days a week", "stop eating so much sugar", etc. <br><br><strong>1. There was no passion behind the goal. </strong><br><br>I realize not everyone is going to be passionate about "fitness." The good news is, you don't have to be a fitness fanatic to be passionate about your health goals. <br><br>You just need to be passionate about <em>your</em> goals. <br><br>In order to be passionate about your goals, and therefore reach them, you need to figure out the <em>why </em>behind them. After you do that, ask yourself if the "why" is a sustainable why and are you passionate about the why?<br><br> Are you trying to run 5 miles per day so you can look like that one fitness model in the women's health magazine, <strong>or are you running because it's going to energize you everyday and be a time you look forward to everyday?</strong><br><br>It's not that a goal to look good on the outside is bad, but, you might not <em>ever </em>look like the person you are obsessing over with the six pack in the magazine. Is your passion for that goal going to fade if you never look like that person? Are you going to <em>give up on your health</em> because you don't look at certain way after 2 months? (Just remember, your outside look will follow suit if your inside health is in check).<br><br>I love to help my clients find passion in their healthy lifestyle, because I know they won't do it longterm if they don't LOVE IT. <br><br>If you love Zumba, do zumba. If you love crossfit, do crossfit. If early morning runs get you pumped about health, then go running! <br><br>If nothing but taking a long walk and talking with a girlfriend sounds good, then DO THAT. Getting off of the couch might seem painful at first, but start with small steps and something you enjoy--the lifestyle will follow suit. <br><br><strong>2. You didn't have great people along side of you. </strong><br><br>You can have all of the passion for your goals in the world, but if you don't have at least one person standing strong with you, it's going to be a lot harder to reach your goals. <br><font color="#2a2a2a"><br>I understand how important this component is because I do this for a living. Yes, I make personal workout plans for people and teach them how to eat more real food, but I'm also standing strong beside them, cheering them on when they just. want. to. quit. <br><br>I don't let them quit because I can see the other side. I can see where they are going to be in six months. All <em>they</em> can see is today, and how they want to eat 12 cookies and not workout. <br><br>When you have a battle partner, they see you through the storms. </font><strong><font color="#2a2a2a">They see you to the goal because they know that's really what you <em>need</em>, not the 12 cookies . <br><br></font></strong><a href="https://youtu.be/PznJqxon4zE" target="_blank"><font color="#ae40a5">Check out this short clip by Steve Jobs on passion and people. </font></a><br><br></font><br> </div>