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Never Quit!

I was browsing through Facebook a little while ago and I came across a short video made by a friend of mine, a fellow Beachbody Coach, about not giving up, and I figured that this would make a great topic for today’s post! From being a Beachbody Coach for over 2 years now, I’ve seen many people quit the program when things got too tough. It’s sad that this is the way many people function, but it’s reality. People quit when they are pushed outside their comfort zone. This post will hopefully help you understand the importance of never giving up, whether it’s with your health, relationships, job, or goals.

As I mentioned already, somehow things have become too easy for us and we as Americans have become accustomed to living the “comfortable” life. This is obviously evident in our eating habits and lack of exercise. Just look at the climbing obesity rates! We are moving towards a future that doesn’t seem so bright, that is unless we do something about it. Thankfully we have CEO’s like Carl Daikeler, who created Beachbody to help fight the obesity problem tearing down our country. He gave us programs like P90X, Insanity, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, etc. to help us stop being so lazy and get back into shape. There is only one problem. Since we have become a lazy country, nobody wants to put the work into it and want that “quick fix.” I hate to burst your bubble people, but there is no such thing as a “quick fix.” The truth is that you are going to have to put in a ton of effort if you really want to see results. Beachbody programs like P90X and Insanity are hard, there is no going around that, but that’s exactly why they work. The people who have learned how to push themselves outside their comfort zone, and remain committed during the entire 90 or 60 days to these programs see outstanding results! Melinda did it, I did it, Tommy Mygrant did it, and look where we all are today. We are literally in the best shapes of our lives and have not only had success with the fitness side of Beachbody, but all the coaching side of it as well. It’s no coincidence people! All of us could have easily given up when times got tough, but instead we kept pushing through it because we had one goal in mind, and that was to succeed.

If you find yourself saying to yourself, “Man, there is no way I can finish this workout,” just remember that you’re hurting yourself by giving up too early. You have to understand that it’s more mental than anything. If you tell yourself that you can complete the 2nd half of the workout, then you will be able to. There is nothing holding you back from succeeding except yourself! Do you want to be in the best shape of your life? Do you want to be successful with your career? Do you want to have an excellent relationship with your significant other? You can do anything you set your mind to, but quitting will never get you there. My parents had a saying to both my sister and I that will never leave my mind, and that saying that they drilled into our heads is “Spencer’s never quit.” To this day, I have never given up on anything. I don’t quit until I succeed. Have I failed along the way? Yes. Will I fail in the future? Of course. However, the difference between me and most others is that I don’t let failure stop be from achieving success. Instead of quitting when I fail, I make adjustments so that I don’t make the same mistake twice, and continue working towards reaching my goal.

If you feel like quitting 2 minutes before the end of the workout, continue until you finish. If you feel like you can only get one more rep, push until you get 3 more. If you’re a Beachbody Coach and find yourself struggling with the business, make adjustments and move forward with your business. NEVER QUIT! If you all can take this attitude and apply it to everything you do, I can guarantee that not only will you be happier, but you will have much more success.

3 comments

  1. jayred /

    Josh that is spot on my man. That’s why your my coach! Everybody needs to realize this is extreme. However your results will be what you put in. Extreme results require extreme changes in our lives. If it was easy eveybody would have a BEACHBODY!

  2. Luke /

    Great post, and great timing! Just yesterday I was doing Chest and Back for the first time in awhile, and I was feeling like crap because I was really dehydrated from my pre-workout supplement and from drinking the night before lol. I was light-headed and feeling very weak, and I was already feeling discouraged because in the first round I didn’t get all the reps that I used to get. By the time I got to the halfway mark I was seriously considering quitting, and I had even convinced myself that maybe I’d go for a run later to make up for it. However, in my last ditch effort to get motivated, I decided to look in the mirror at my body. I saw what P90X had done for me and I thought about what it took to get my results, and right then I knew that I had to finish. My upper body was still feeling shot, so what I did was go through Ab Ripper X in between the two halves to give myself a break. When I came back for the second round, it was with a vengeance. I crushed the second round, getting even more reps than usual AND adding in some isometric moves for more resistance.

    Looking back, I’m glad that I almost quit, because now I know that I can get through any workout, no matter how impossible it seems. What was almost a huge mistake has become motivation in itself!

  3. Braden Traub /

    What a terrific post Josh.

    As I’ve already told you, I’ll be buying p90x once I lose 7 more pounds (down 3 pounds from when I last e-mailed you a few days ago!), but I’ve been hitting the gym 5-6 days a week pretty hard. I’d be lying if I said it was my favorite time of the day, but I know that if i want great results, I’ve gotta push myself.

    When I’m doing a set of weights, and I tell myself I’m gonna do 1 more, I really try to push myself to get at least 2-3 more. And if I say I’m gonna do 2-3 more, nothing will stop me from doing 2-3 more aside from total muscular failure! (which does happen from time to time).

    If only the rest of America had the same dedication that you have given to me Coach, we’d be a better country.

    -Braden

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