Friday, January 6, 2017

3 Easy Ways to Stick To Your Goals

I wanted to quickly share with you some very important tips on how to actually stick to your goals. I've been able to take the most unmotivated lazy person that has never been able stick to anything in their entire life and turn them in to success stories. It really is very simple. Here is a typical quote that gets sent to me quite often.
"Lauren, I've never looked forward to actually working out before. This is the first time in my entire life I can actually say I love working out. I've tried so many different things. It's a miracle."
This makes up most of my clientele both in person and around the world.
Forcing someone to be motivated isn't the answer to getting people to stick to their goals. The answer is very simple. 




3 Easy Ways

1. Create the smallest most simple goal that is just too easy not to do. -  This can be something as simple as Swing a kettlebell 10 or 20 times each day. Do them every day and the gratification of feeling better will come immediately. You will feel successful since you hit your goal. This is one of the reasons why the Squat Challenge I host is so successful. It can take 1 - 5 minutes at the most to complete this challenge each day. This may be all they do for the day. However, people begin to feel stronger, more confident and surprisingly more motivated to begin to add other things voluntarily. They make the choice on their own to add something to their training goal. The confidence sets in and the winner mentality takes over quickly. 

2. Share your goal out loud with the world. - Your pride of being a man or woman of your word will be more powerful than showing the world you can't follow through with something. Sharing how you're hitting your goals, maybe even taking a video, photo, or just documenting your progress publicly will light that fire under your butt! We all need a fire lit at times. You will also find that by sharing this with others YOU will turn in to an inspiration to others. Nothing better than helping others increase the quality of life.

3. Don't over commit yourself. -   Some people tend to rebel when they're told what to do or decide to follow a program that is unreachable. Espeically if that task feels so monstrous they can barely get through it feeling like a failure and just plain miserable. I don't know about you, but even the most motivated person would have very hard time returning to a task that is unattainable. Who wants to leave feeling like a complete failure? Not many people can push theirselves through horrible pain and misery.  I'm not telling you to run as soon as something gets difficult. Pushing through a challenge and being able to complete it with hard work and sweat is different than actually not being able to do something safe on your body.

There you have it. Your checklist to success! One of the simplest programs I've created, other than the fitness challenges, is Rock Solid Kettlebell Program. It's not impossible to complete. It's simple, attainable and down right effective.  This is also why Lauren's Playground has been successful for people. With access to Lauren's Playground private group, it creates accountability among one another. BTW, a new Live (pre-recorded) class was just added yesterday. Member log in here

Here's an email I received yesterday from a member of Lauren's Playgound:


I just wanted to tell you thank you for adding another live class! I am about to do it now. I absolutely loved the first one. I love, love, love the Playground. I was able to take it with me on vacation last week, get a workout in each day during the holidays, and I am never bored. I wasn’t certain I’d love the Rock Solid program, but I was wrong, it may be one of my favorites. 
I have always loved your DVD’s (and own most of them, as well as your book and BeSLAM), but the Playground takes it all to the next level. I literally sit down and watch the videos as soon as you post them and then I determine my workouts for the entire week :). I have canceled all other workout programs (I had subscribed to DailyBurn and Beachbody, but never found anything I love like your videos and instruction). I’ve done Crossfit, bodybuilding, and spent a couple years as a BodyPump instructor and I’ve given it all up for kettle bells (mostly…I still love my barbell!). I look forward to every single workout. Thank you!!  
THANK YOU!!
Abby Jamison

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Looking Back - Unleashing Your Purpose

This morning I sat in silence reflecting on the entire year of 2016. Looking back this may have been the biggest year of accomplishments and events I've ever had, other than giving birth to my babies. I wasn't aware of this until now. For a moment I thought 2016 wasn't such a great year. However, this doesn't seem to be the case.
I have so much gratitude right now I can't even express it properly. I've now seen what I'm capable of and I'm proud of 2016 and the help I've offered to so many! 
This was also a year of many deep emotions and tears more than most years. 
Here is a list of accomplishments and events that ran through my mind. The coolest part, none of it has to do with my weight, measurements, or physique. 






2016 Accomplishments and Big Events 

- Filmed and released Kettlebell Incinerator video and DVD.
- After 6-7 years of discussing, dissecting and over complicating, Lauren's Playground on demand classes and community was BORN with hours and hours of new content each month!
- Hosted 7 free fitness challenges which were a huge hit! Which we will be doing again starting today with #21daysofsquats
- Released an ebook video guide The Simple Pull Up Guide For Women to show all women that they can accomplish a pull up in an easy to follow format. 
- Continue to write articles for my blog, various fitness sites such as Bodybuilding.com along with designing workouts for Men's Fitness magazine
- Featured in PFP Magazine PFP magazine
- Pushed myself out of my comfort zone and took up adult hip hop dance for several months.
- Filmed 2 more DVDs "Sexy Strong™" & "Luscious & Lean™" which will be released in a few months. 
- Braided my entire head. Something I wanted to do for years but wasn't brave enough to just go for it!
- Created WINNER CIRCLE - a private coaching group that focuses on each individuals goals, lifestyle, training, nutrition support, while setting up accountability check ins with live coaching calls. Launching Winner Circle 3 January 16, 2017! 
- Lost my grandfather to a heart attack and my 15 month old puppy to cancer. 
- Rock Solid Kettlebell 6 Week program ebook and video guide was released.
- My blended family of 4 kids took their relationship with one another to the next level.   They truly love one another and want to be together!
- My husband Todd by my side every step of the way.

May 2017 bring you love, joy, individuality, and bring your purpose to fruition. Love you all Happy New Year my friends! You can do this! It's time to go for it. Stop holding yourself back!



Love,



p.s. Don't forget about our up to 50% off sale on our DVD's and streaming programs. Free signed copy of my book, Kettlebells For Women, when you commit to a yearly subscription of Lauren's Playground. Also $10 off on the newest Rock Solid Program code: rocksolid
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