For those of you who have not seen our recent social media posts please meet the newest member of the Fit To Hunt family Thor! Thor was an early Christmas present for the entire family; A dog that will be the kid’s best friend and a faithful companion to retrieve ducks and mess around on the farm with for years to come.
A few days after we brought Thor home I was playing with him in the living room floor. The breeder was kind enough to send him home with a squeaky mallard chew toy and I gave it a toss across the room just to see what the little guy would do. Clumsily he bounded across the room, snatched the duck and brought it back to me. Right then, I saw potential.
After each subsequent throw, Thor would run across the room and grab the duck. Sometimes he would bring it to me and other times he would shake it vigorously or run to the other room but there is potential in that lab pup to become something great. I think we are a lot like that puppy when it comes to our health and fitness. The New Year is fast approaching and with it comes what I have termed “Seasonally Induced Motivation.” We see and feel the potential to get in shape, lose weight or improve
nutrition but after a few weeks, many fall back into their old habits. Only a few will continue to get better. Only a handful more will achieve their potential.
There are a lot of things I can teach Thor but I do not have the knowledge to turn him into a champion duck dog. I’ve seen his papers and bloodline so I know it’s in him but at some point, he’ll have to be trained by someone other than me. Humans are a lot like this as well. With over 18 years in the fitness industry I can spot a newbie in the gym in seconds. They typically walk on the treadmill for a bit before sitting down on a strength machine for a set or two before walking around and landing on another strength machine. There is no rhyme or reason for what they are doing. They just know that if they walk, lift weights and increase their fruit and vegetable intake good things will happen. Unfortunately, they do not know the strategies that will produce permanent change which decreases their odds of success.
It seems so simple but if it was, everyone would be doing it. Just like training that dog to retrieve ducks, having a certified and experienced fitness professional counsel, coach and guide you through a program that will improve performance and health may be the thing that makes 2016 different. There is immense potential in each and every one of us but motivation without education is short lived. We encourage you to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We put out a ton of free content that will allow our members of the Fit To Hunt Tribe to tap into and realize their full potential. We also have partnerships with companies like Wilderness Athlete that can help you improve your performance and nutrition with top of the line nutritional supplements. You can check out their products at www.wildernessathlete.com. Use promo code: fittohunt to get 25% off your initial order.
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There is greatness inside of you and our job is to help you achieve your full potential! Thanks for following us, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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