Walking The Walk
As I was on my way home from work yesterday, I heard two people talking about a particular exercise DVD. This is how the conversation went:
Person 1: I tried that new DVD you recommended. It wasn’t all that you said it would be.
Person 2: I’m surprised because I thought it was great.
Person 1: It’s all just a money-making scheme. It really does not work.
Person 2: Really? What happened?
Person 1: I gave the program two weeks and I saw no changes.
Person 2: It took me a while before I saw results but I stuck with it everyday and lost 12 pounds in 4 weeks.
Person 1: The first week I missed two days and in week 2 I was only able to do half of the instruction.
That is when I began to get a little irritated. This is not the first time I have heard someone say something like this about an exercise program. Whether it was a DVD, video game, or personal training; this story is not new. Some programs are not meant for everyone but in this instance we can clearly see that the DVD was not the problem.
In order for one of these DVD’s to give the desired results, it takes effort on the user’s behalf. If we don’t put in 100%, we will never get the full benefit of anything in life. Fitness requires a certain dedication and if you lack that, don’t expect to have the results just fall into your lap.
100%: The minimum effort required for excellence.