If you’ve made it this far through the KILTED! Principles you may be wondering why there is an exclamation point at the end of the word. Besides the fact that I wanted to follow my own advice of “Don’t Quit” at the letter D, I felt the need to focus on the excitement that you will feel when you begin to see your progress.

Doing one round of sit ups will not make a six-pack appear suddenly where your gut was moments before. But don’t get discouraged!

The results will be there before you will notice them. I know that mine were. I lost my first 30-35 pounds without any noticeable change in my physical appearance. But then one day, the effects of the amount of weight I had lost slammed into me like a freight train – a happy, excited train that made it obvious that I had lost several inches around my gut.

When you start putting in the effort to get healthy, the progress will be there before you notice it. You’ll be healthier and fitter almost from the moment you start. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see it right away.

Most importantly, don’t focus just on the end goal. Set achievable milestones so that you can track your progress and have early accomplishments. Once you achieve one, shoot for the next. Then the next. And so on. Success will get addictive!

“!” is all about progress. Get excited as soon as you see it. Stay excited as it continues.


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