This ONE THING will bring you success

During those moments when you want to take action towards your goal but you don’t, what goes on inside of your head?

You know that part of you wants to work out, and yet your motivation is nowhere to be found. Part of you does want to choose lean protein and vegetables, but instead you choose pizza. Why?

It happens to me ALL the time! And it took me a while to get better at the dialogue and decision making that happens in my head. I credit all of my success to learning how to take action based on my truest motivations.


“The key to success is to first define your “What” then define ALL of your “Why’s”


This week’s video below is all about identifying your What’s and your Why’s. What is it exactly that you want? But more importantly…WHY do you want it? I hope you’ll take 5 minutes and watch the video below. Once I discovered this “secret” I started making  progress to my goals quickly and easily. It was like, BAM, whop, wow, I just achieved one of my goals. It truly was a major game-changer for me, and I know this info will help you tons too.

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And lastly,

Today’s #Strengthspo

“Never underestimate your strength from within to make a change.”

Stay strong, friend. 

7 replies
  1. Janett Ott
    Janett Ott says:

    Goal: To lose weight (5-10 lbs), get strong, be healthy
    Why: 1. To fit into the clothes in my closet
    2. To play better golf (strong)
    3. To feel like I’m doing the best I can to treat my body right
    4. To feel good — both mentally & physically

    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Hi Janett! Amazing! So happy to see “strong” and “healthy” goals along with the weight loss. All of them are great goals. If this is new territory for you, you are going to be shocked at how much your golf game will improve from the strength workouts And, you will have a much lower risk of aches and pains, or injuries. SO GOOD. Stay strong and just keep remembering these amazing 4 reasons “why.” You can do this.

      • Janett Ott
        Janett Ott says:

        Thanks Holly, I’m two months in to going to a gym (although I’ve done some weights at home for years) & can definitely see a difference in my game. I always thought I should be able to just get the same results doing weights at home, but I’ve come to realize there is a difference! I was a late joiner to your 28 day challenge in Prevention magazine (where I first learned about you, thankfully) & at first was disappointed that I’d have to join a gym. But then I thought ‘why not’? Am really enjoying it!

        • Admin
          Admin says:

          I love the fact that you are LOVING your new gym! Couldn’t be any happier hearing you say that. Now lets all change the ratio of women to men in the weight room! So have all your friends join you in the weight room and have some fun! =)

          It was meant for you to find my article in Prevention magazine. Look at what a difference it has been making in your life.

          Stay STRONG Janett!

  2. Chelsey
    Chelsey says:

    Goal: To lose weight (5-10 pounds) and gain strength
    Why: 1. To feel like I have control over my body and not that food has control over me
    2. To be more confident, which will reflect on my personal and professional life
    3. To feel happier and accomplished
    4.To fit into some of my old clothes
    5. To not be constantly thinking about my weight and focus on the more important things

    • Holly Perkins
      Holly Perkins says:

      Chelsey: This is amazing. I can personally relate to every one of these. Good for you. You ARE in charge of you and achieving these will help you see that even more clearly. You can do this. There will be moments when your goal is challenging; I hope you’ll refer back to these 5 amazing reasons WHY your goal is important. Please keep us/me posted!


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