March 19


Losing Weight is Not Easy

The other day I came across this video.

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The greats make it look easy.

No matter what you think of Michael Jordan you must admit he is determined. If you look at the video it quickly becomes apparent that he is absolutely determined to make the ball in the basket. Where others see a defender, he found a way. You attract what you focus on.

What if you approached your ambitions, your dreams in life with the same determination?

I would venture to say that you could create a masterpiece.

Don’t misunderstand what I am saying. You must work at it and be willing to do what others won’t. Michael Jordan’s work ethic was something to be admired. He would get there before his teammates and leave after. He would shoot something like 1000 shots per day. He would eat, think and breathe basketball.


Not because he was worried that others would be better than him. No, He just wanted to be the best.

He knew that in order to remove all doubt when the game was on the line, these steps were necessary.

I often get asked by frustrated men and women that they can’t lose weight.


Before you get frustrated and think you are entitled to results because you exercise some and don’t eat McDonalds ask yourself,

“Am I working as hard as Michael Jordan?”

“Am I living and being the best I possibly can?”

If the answer is no, then perhaps it is not hard enough, it is not focused enough.

I know that may not be popular but greatness is reserved for those that earn it not for those that think they deserve it.

It’s not easy…

There are instances that don’t allow your body to release the body fat because your body is out of whack. The truth is that most people want to think that they fall into that category. Most do not. They are just not willing to be honest with themselves. I can’t do it for you or anyone. Heck I have trouble doing it for myself. Eating clean is not easy. Waking up at 4 am to get in my workouts before my clients or before my kids wake up is not easy. Running long distance is not easy. Lifting heavy weights is not easy. I will tell you this, it is always worth it.

Re-dedicate yourself today to living and being the BEST you possibly can. Have that drive, that determination that no matter what you will find the way “to the basket.” You will be the best version of yourself.

Let’s do work.




armando cruz, basketball, determination, focus, greatness, hard work, michael jordan, results, weight loss

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