Motivation: 30-60-90

What exactly does 30-60-90 mean when it comes to workouts? If you are part of accountability groups on Facebook or around trainers and coaches often enough you’ll hear this phrase at some point.

30 – It takes 30 days for you yourself to truly see results of your hard work? That’s 30 days of consistent hard work, clean eating, and sticking to your program. That means putting down the not so healthy, the processed, the sugar and salt laden foods. You know, the ones with a laundry list of ingredients you can’t even pronounce? Yea, those really aren’t all that good for you. So, when you cut them out and are consistently working on your health and fitness for 30 days, YOU see and feel the difference.

60 – You know that change you are seeing and feeling? Yea, by day 60, your FAMILY is starting to see it as well. Your hard work and dedication are paying off. You’re feeling better, and those closest to you are seeing it too. Heck, you might even be inspiring them to get up and make changes as well. Or, if you’re like me, you’re making the changes for them as you’re prepping their meals when you make your own and they are eating healthier along with you because that is what is in the house. (Yes, the kids may complain, but over time, and in the long run, they will really thank you for it!)

90 – By day 90, the rest of the world is seeing your results. They are seeing your changes. That hard work, dedication and the sweat and maybe even tears are showing real results. You are a force to be seen and heard, and you are inspiring others. They are asking you what you’re doing and what they can do to see the same results. Or at least similar results.

That doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t see results sooner than that 30, 60 or even 90 days. No. What that means is by that 90 day mark, those new healthy habits are no longer habits. They are a way of life. They are sustainable. They are your way of life, not a fad diet. Not a get skinny quick scheme you saw on late night TV or the internet. It is, instead, habits and routines that sustain and enrich your life and are a part of your daily routine. They don’t define you, but they define a happier and healthier lifestyle that you enjoy doing. Even when the workouts are hard and you are wiped out afterwards. You begin to look forward to those times. It sounds silly, and you poo poo it now, but I bet you you start to enjoy it. Do you know why? Those endorphins your body releases as a result of a really good workout. They promote happy. They promote good moods. They make your body and your mind feel better. They create BALANCE! And they do it naturally.

So my question for you is this. What are YOU doing to find that natural happy? What are you doing to get the notice 30, 60 or 90 days from now? Have you committed to making that change yet? I believe in you and know you can do it. I’m here cheering you on. Let’s do this!

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