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Hope you enjoyed the Victoria Day Long Weekend and were able to soak up some Vitamin D! Francesca, the kids and I drove up North Picked Up Lunch at an Italian local restaurant by a beach and had a picnic outside all day! Totally needed and so tranquil to be with family and away from indoors and technology.

Todays Blog was inspired from a client of mine named Dan that was stuck and frustrated over recent setback in his mass gaining program. I wanted to share my thoughts on this and hope you enjoy my opinion. Share this with anyone you feel would enjoy it!

We all have different end goals from weight loss to strength training, to injury recovery as we take steps along our fitness journey. Regardless of your path, I encourage you to understand one thing above all: the difference between a SETBACK and a FAILURE.

DO NOT allow setbacks to completely derail your progress along the journey. You know…80% is Mindset and Im here to guid you!

If you slip up, lose focus, eat off plan, give in to a craving, binge watch an entire season of your favourite show on Netflix instead of getting in any exercise…that’s a setback. Your choices may not have been in support of your long-term goals, but it does NOT mean that you failed and gave up. Your goals are still worth it.

“Recognize it for what it is, learn from it and get back on track.” You only FAIL if you decide that your health and future health journey aren’t worth it. That taking control of your health and body is impossible, and that your not sure you can step up to the plate take action and get back from a setback! That’s failure, because it’s simply not true.

We ALL choose health to a certain extent. We set long term goals because we WANT health, vitality, and the confidence that comes with taking care of yourself. These things last 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Junk food or skipping a workout provides temporary pleasure or relief…and usually ends with feelings of guilt. Your journey may never be EASY, but it will always be WORTH IT.

Every day, you can CHOOSE to put in the effort to succeed.
You can CHOOSE to follow the path that leads you to your goals.
Or, you can CHOOSE to eat the last of the cookies in the jar. The choice is up to you. Every single choice you make has a consequence; sometimes it’s positive and sometimes it’s negative.

What you have to know is that set backs will happen, you’re human it’s ok. Set backs are sometimes good because they remind you of how important it is to stay focused and also give you some leeway to fall short of behind if your eyes are not on your target but they do not mean you have failed.

Im a dad too, my kids want some sweets during the summer, and my wife and I like to enjoy a nice cold glass of white wine in the summer but its a choice we make and make sure we don’t regret it. You shouldn’t either, your human and should practice 80% / 20% rule.

Failure is you starting a fitness program, starting off your workouts and getting a meal plan and then after 2 weeks saying this isn’t for you because according to a journal you read that said 1.5-.5 lbs of fat loss should occur for new beginners and you didn’t reach it and then stopping and saying that its not worth your time. Its not worth the hours of exercise nor worth you dieting so you give in and then you decided to go back to old habits.

“You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.”

We would love to know how we can help you make YOU a PRIORITY in your life. Call us, email us, or talk to us at the gym. We want you to SUCCEED.

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Dimitri Giankoulas

About Dimitri Giankoulas

Fascinated since an early age by the potential of the human body, I have devoted my career and much of my private life to pushing beyond my own limits – and to lead others to personal health achievements greater than they thought possible. My level of commitment to each and every client is unparalleled in the industry. I try to bring energy, optimism, and pure motivational power to every one of his workout sessions. I have been in the fitness industry since 1997, working as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant, and ultimately Personal Training Director at various well-known gyms across the GTA. Combined I have over 11,000 hours of hands-on personal training experience.