There’s No substitute for Hard Work, You have to earn it

As we are beginning our fourth week into our challenge, this quote by Clive Davis from yesterday’s Sunday Morning tv show hit the spot.  In this day an age, true good ole American hard work is nearly lost, in my opinion.   Many  Americans expect change, results, and wants Right Now! “Make millions now!” “Lose weight now,” “You won’t have to take the dog out now that you have an imitation grass patch indoors!” (although, I think Heather could benefit from this at Midnight)…

Miracles happen right now.  Results from Hard Work take time.

You may have entered the paleo challenge expecting miracles, but it’s going to take hard work over a period of time for you to see long lasting results for the rest of your life.  This month is not about how many pounds you lost in 30 days, it’s about how your livelihood  is going to be affected afterwards.  You are changing HABITS, altering ROUTINES, and cutting ADDICTIONS for life to create a NEW LIFESTYLE.  Over time, you’ll experience no regrets with the conventional food you’re not eating because you have overcome using food as an emotional or celebratory escape;  you will embrace the flavors and satisfaction from meat and vegetables and THRIVE.

Convince yourself every day that you are a hard worker, that you don’t give up and that you have a powerful will inside you to make change.



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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

4 responses to “There’s No substitute for Hard Work, You have to earn it

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  • Denise

    “Convince yourself every day that you are a hard worker, that you don’t give up and that you have a powerful will inside you to make change.” I needed this! I’ve looked at a couple of foods lately and thought, “oh, after October 31 I’ll have that bagel with cream cheese but for now I’ll stick with my eggs”.

    NO! I can’t think that way! This is a lifestyle change!! I have noticed a remarkable difference in my body this past month, enough so that I am going to take this beyond these 30 days and continue to work on more lifestyle changes (less coffee, less fruits, less almond milk). Lifestyle change is a process and one that takes patience and a powerful will to change and to not give up.

    Giving up is the “easy route”, however when you look back 2-3 months down the road and you are feeling terrible again (and sucking more 😉 you’ll play the “wish I would a” game of beating yourself up. If you just stay strong and keep in the forefront of your mind the reasons why you are choosing these new lifestyle changes, and always remember how bad you felt with the old lifestyle choices, it makes the temptations to “give up” dissipate.

    Also, look at food as a fuel. If your car (or motorcycle 🙂 calls for premium unleaded gasoline in order to run at it’s optimum, would you put regular unleaded or diesel in it just because it’s much cheaper than all the rest? No, of course not. Well, your body needs specific foods in order to run at its optimum, so why put junk (be it cheaper, more convenient, or tastier junk) in your fuel tank?

    One of my favorite quotes I’ve shared many times: “Nothing tastes as good as skinny (or being strong) feels”.


    That’s all 🙂

  • Jen R.

    I loved this, too, and I totally needed the reminder as well. Thanks for your comment, too, Denise. Writings like these are some of the resources that we can lean on for support after the challenge ends on Tuesday. Thanks for being there, everybody 🙂

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