I love this definition of commitment: an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.

Applying commitment to exercise in America is a slippery slope. We have so many choices and reasons not to stay the course, quitting has become extremely convenient. The definition given above is a great picture of what being committed to something really is.

No way out once you start. You’ve made the decision to start and you don’t have the freedom to quit. You have basically closed that reservation to quit when things become difficult.

America suffers from lack of commitment. 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. According to the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, only 55% of participants stuck to their resolutions not to drink for a full month. 31% of fitness commitments crumbled by January 10th.

So, how does one stay committed? Let’s face it, working out and eating well consistently isn’t easy. Neither are other commitments, but by definition, if we are true to it, there isn’t a way out.

It’s simply a decision of the will. Once I start, I’m not quitting. You know your excuses and you confront them. You make decisions based on facts, not feelings.

It’s a decision. It’s that simple. You’ve given up your freedom to quit. Therein lies the difference between success and failure.

You can be a committed person if you currently aren’t. You just need some truth, accountability, and encouragement in your life.

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