Hi ,

I was at the doctor’s office the other day, and I noticed a female patient struggling with the digital check-in kiosk. This medical office had an automated check-in to make it easier for patients. Except in this case, the woman was fighting the technology.

At one point she complained to the staff "I’m too old to do this... "

Which perhaps wouldn’t have been so unusual if she had been 75 or 80 years old, or compromised in some way, but what struck me was that she couldn’t have been more than 50 years old. The attendant smiled and helped her and she was on her way.

But it made me stop to think about how many of us give up attitudinally, way before nature slows us down. The same thing happens when it comes to fitness programs.

Case in point: I read about a study this week that showed that out of 2000 adults interviewed, 40% of the respondents felt that they were too old to work out regularly. But here’s the rub…

The age where most of the survey felt too old to work out was just 41 years old! What?!

Age was just one of the many speed bumps cited by respondents. The most common complaint was… "not having time." A full 42% of respondents cited their busy daily schedules as the main reason why they could not exercise.

So why am I focusing on the excuses people make to NOT work out?

As we enter the holiday season, our mind ordinarily tends to wander away from exercise and nutrition. We want to enjoy the holiday food and festivities without constraints. Our fallback position becomes "I’ll eat and do whatever I want through the holidays, and then after the new year, I’ll get into shape! I’ll do it this time!"

For those of you who have struggled with wanting to get into shape, only to fail a few weeks later. Trust me, I totally understand. Over my four decades helping people with their eating and fitness programs, I’ve seen it all.

Let us help you make this year different.

To help you increase the odds of your finally getting into shape, my team and I sponsor a yearly Lean Body Challenge which begins in January. This year’s winner is going to walk away with a $10,000 check! The best part is… you don’t have to be in great shape in order to enter.

The Lean Body Challenge is about helping you stay on track to get into your best shape possible. Participants compete against themselves to see how much they can improve in 12 weeks. Let us help you make this the year that you get into the best shape of your life.

And with our new $10,000 grand prize, that should give you an added incentive to stick with the program! Oh, and did I mention… it’s FREE to enter and you will get a FREE 12-week Lean Body Nutrition and Exercise Transformation program?

Pre-Registration for the Lean Body Challenge 2020, opens on Tuesday so keep your eyes on your inbox first thing Tuesday morning.

I hope that you will join us in the Lean Body Challenge on Tuesday we look forward to having you on-board.

It’s more than a competition, it’s a life-changing journey. Mark it on your calendar now, so you’ll be ready to go after the end of the year!

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"When I first started the challenge, I wrote a list of reasons I wanted to get in shape. I keep it in the notes on my phone and read it every single day (a lot of times more than once). They were very important reasons that affect many aspects of my life. The most important reason was to be a good example to my kids. Having them see me go through the challenge and support me was probably the most motivating thing ever for me."

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