Discover the One Thing Keeping You From Reaching Your Weight Loss, Health and Fitness Goals

put skin in the game to reach goals

By Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson


Do you have skin in the game? Many of us find lots of variables that keep us from reaching our weight loss, health and fitness goals! I should know. I have lost 100 pounds and been able to keep it off for over 10 years. But there were definitely obstacles and stumbling blocks along the way!  I have made it my life’s mission to help YOU achieve your goals.
Not just a quick, temporary 5-10 pounds that you take off for an event or a season only to gain it back plus an extra 10. We have all been there. Post holidays, before a wedding or upcoming family event where we torture ourselves with some unsustainable diet or routine. It makes us grouchy, irritable, and miserable to be around – all in hopes to impress some people we haven’t seen in years. 

Instead of jumping into a panic routine that will only yield temporary results, what if you could partner with someone who has had long term success and is willing to show you how to have the same, so this is the last swimsuit season you ever have to stress about!

I’m looking for people who want long-term success. I am willing to share everything I know with those that are serious about changing their lifestyle. For most people, there is usually ONE simple thing that keeps them from turning temporary results into real life long change.   There are lots of variables to distract us out there. Some try to starve themselves to results with some kind of cabbage cleanse or gimmicky diet. Yes, they may see some initial results. But the routine is impossible to keep up consistently, and eventually they find themselves right back where they started (and then some!). Discouraged and frustrated they just quit trying to do anything and are reduced to feeling hopeless.

Others start a program that’s either been given to them or something they made up themselves. Maybe it’s a new running routine. Or they joined a gym in the New Years Resolution excitement. Excited about their initial results, they continue to just do the same thing over and over only to find their body plateaus. They stop seeing results, grow frustrated, and quit.

Then there is a third group that had their momentum squashed by outside forces…aka ‘LIFE’. These include: getting sick, work schedule, injury, kids’ schedules, or lack of support at home!

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

Well guess what? All the unpredictable things in our world are not going to stop just so you can lose that 20 pounds before swimsuit season. It is so easy to fall into the trap of “I’m going to restart when…” or “I’ll get serious about my health and fitness after….”

Life is not going to stop. It is going to keep coming. The only thing that can change now is YOU. When I was 100 pounds overweight, in debt, living with my parents in my mid 20’s I had plenty of excuses on why it wasn’t convenient for me to start. Did someone offer to do it for me? Absolutely NOT! I found some amazing support along the way. But ultimately it was something I had to DO!

That brings me back to my topic. What I wanted to share with you today. The ONE thing keeping most people from seeing real sustainable results is:

Skin In the Game

What do I mean by that? Skin in the game? I’m talking about an investment. An investment into a program, into a support community, into an expert that has been where you are, seen success, and been able to maintain that success for over a decade!

“Your Level of Success in Life is directly proportional to how much Skin you have in the Game!”

I do it in my everyday life. I constantly invest into those that know more than I do, and it has made all the difference in the world. In my health, my fitness, as a business owner, husband, father, I constantly invest my time, money, and effort to learn from those that have achieved the level of success I want to achieve.

Think of it this way: if your goal was to be a doctor, you would need to take out ridiculous loans in order to learn from other doctors on how to have success. And why were you willing to take out those loans, go into huge amounts of debt to attend medical school? Because there was a promise of a very lucrative career helping others by doing that. 

But you would have to invest first! You would need to put skin in the game first to show the medical community that you were serious about reaching your goal of being a doctor. Right?

Well as a Coach, I have the exact same priorities! Honestly, if it were up to me, I would give programs, products, and my time away for free just to see lives blessed in the same way that mine has been. But I know, as I grew up as a fat kid, people tried to help me by giving me free programs or products. And I never stuck with any of them because I didn’t have any skin in the game. I had zero investment into my own success. It was TOO easy for me to quit. And no matter how much my friends or family loved me and were concerned for my health, they couldn’t do it for me.

I see this all the time with people trying to cut corners to find the cheapest weight loss gimmick or supplement. Or perhaps they got an illegal copy of a program like P90X or INSANITY. Another example of ‘No Skin in the Game’. They take this cheap low quality supplement a few times or kind of do a few workouts. Then they don’t see immediate results. And it’s easy to quit, because they really didn’t have anything invested in the first place.

But what if honestly seeing long term results could effect your profession, your marriage, your income, your relationships? Guess what? It can.  All of those things have been drastically improved in my life because I stepped up, made an investment in the midst of my excuses, and put some skin in the game!

So if you have big goals, big dreams, and that tiny voice in your gut saying “I know there is more to me than I am currently living.” And you are ready to step up, invest in yourself, and partner with an expert that isn’t going to give you theories, or possible solutions, but real strategies that have worked in my life, then I want to work with you!

Do you find yourself saying:

  • I want to look like I did in high school.
  • I want to tap into the inner athlete that still lives in me!
  • I want to kickoff this baby weight, and look sexy for my spouse.
  • If I could drop a few pounds I would have more energy to play and enjoy my kids.
  • If my old jeans could fit again, I would have the confidence to pursue my dream career instead of being stuck in this job I hate.

My mission in life is YOUR success story. I want to teach you what I have done, so that you may reap the benefits of what I have learned. So you don’t make any of the mistakes I made along the way.
I didn’t do it alone. And you don’t have to do it alone either!

This is my invitation to you! I want to partner with you. I have been extremely blessed to have experienced success in my life. To lose 100 pounds, gain confidence to start my own business, be featured in Shaun T’s INSANITY DVDs. And there is no reason you can’t enjoy amazing blessings as well!

But I need to know you are serious. I will match my effort with yours! You take a step. I will take two. Is that you? Are you ready to get started? Then I invite you to leave a comment on my Facebook Page, tell me about your goals, and let’s create a simple plan for you to achieve those!

1 Comment

  1. Denny Hagel | February 14, 2012 at 8:52 am
     

    Great article that speaks to a truth that permeates all of life…success is equivalent to the level of commitment we put in! Thanks! 

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