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Stay the course

The first quarter of the year is already in the books. It’s amazing how fast time progresses. It’s definitely the only constant in life, and as busy individuals we should definitely utilize every aspect of it to its full capacity.

By no means am I trying to scare you, but we literally have seven months left in the year.

At the beginning of the year, you created a goal. We understand that sometimes, elements of life happen that can create a few hiccups in our personal plan.

Certain aspects of where you thought you would be now, have not came to fruition. This isn’t the time to halt everything and place yourself into the start next year mind frame.

Realize that your goal is simply your goal. Although you might be behind at this point, it doesn’t mean you need to stay there.

Tap into that initial elemental mind frame that prompted your fitness and lifestyle goal. Allow that to be a positive driving force in what you want to accomplish.

Physical plateaus happen on a consistent basis. When you experience this setback, you should implement different aspects to your fitness regime. This entails the same for mental plateaus. We all experience it and should take positive action to ensure we aren’t in a persistent mental rut. By doing so, we keep our goals a reality and not a pipe dream.

Many times we allow mental, physical and life hiccups to outweigh what we work hard to achieve. By understanding that these moments don’t last forever, it can definitely keep us levelheaded and working towards our endeavors.

Fitness, as with anything, will have its dynamic elements that we can’t account for. An unforeseen injury can mentally put you in a defeatist state that’s hard to climb out of. Think about the previous hard work you’ve put in and allow that to be a driving force.

If you’ve been on a consistent progression for the first quarter of the year, imagine what you will accomplish in every aspect of your progressive lifestyle change in the second quarter. As we know, time tells all tales, just remember that time is forever constant, and it’s yours to value.


  • Stay positive. Be purely consistent. Achieve more. And go get it! Emilio Bullard is a personal trainer at Balmoral Club. He can be contacted at

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