By Tim Hlivia | For Weekender

For the Health of It: Use the last full three months of the year to get focus on what you want to get done

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    It is often said that it’s not how you start something but rather how you finish it that really counts. While the road to success is often paved with good intentions, sometimes we fall short in our quest to succeed.

    The reasons we fail may have nothing to do with ourselves personally, but rather how we approach a task or how we view it. Before starting something new, be it a fat loss plan, an exercise, a new nutrition strategy or even something unrelated to fitness, keep your expectations realistic.

    If you don’t conquer something the first time you set sail, do not become discouraged. While it may be easier to quit, fall back into old habits, or give up – instead, use this phrase as leverage and demand excellence from yourself. Excelling in something doesn’t need to mean being number one, it just means doing your best at whatever it is you want to do.

    I believe most people fail to give it their best and tap into their true potential. You may have legitimate reasons for doing so, but analyze these reasons and make sure they are not excuses. Be brutally honest with yourself and don’t allow laziness to make its way into the equation.

    As we approach the end of another summer, let’s refocus and finish out the year strong. Don’t allow yourself to let these next few months pass you by. Don’t wait until January to begin your journey.

    Clear your mind of can’t and believe in the power of optimistic thinking. With three solid months left in 2015 it is still possible to make significant progress. Recollaborate and refocus. Finishing strong will help you end the year well and there is nothing more satisfying knowing you did your best.

    Want to finish 2015 the right way? Leverage has a few programs to help you get or stay on track.

    Wednesday, Sept. 23: Enjoy a “free week of fitness” on us. This includes all classes and open gym. Bootcamp is not included in this promotion.

    Monday, Sept. 28: Better Body Bootcamp resumes for 8 weeks. Sign up now to reserve your spot. Call the gym for details. Cost: $300 for members, $360 for non members.

    Thursday, Oct. 1: Come celebrate five years of Leverage. Join us for a special Primal Scream fitness class and stay afterwards for some refreshments.

    Thursday, Oct. 1: Not a member? No problem. Special membership rates available for the month.

    Tim Hlivia is a trainer at Leverage Fitness Studio. Need help getting started on fitness? He will be happy to take the time and sit down with you and talk. 570-338-2386.

    By Tim Hlivia | For Weekender

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    Tim Hlivia is a trainer at Leverage Fitness Studio. Need help getting started on fitness? He will be happy to take the time and sit down with you and talk. 570-338-2386.