Creating Independence

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, Independence Day. 

It got me thinking...

Isn't that what this fitness stuff is all about. 



The ability to do things you normally couldn't do. 

Do you know how many times I've heard stories of a woman carrying in 60lb bags of dog food, so proud they didn't have to ask their husband for help? 

Or how about getting a ladder down from the hooks in the garage?

Those are what we call Non-Scale Victories, wins you can't measure on a scale. 


It's empowering to know you don't need help carrying those bags of mulch from the truck.

Quite often we get into fitness with goals like wanting to tone, get stronger, or lose weight...

And that's great! 

However, isn't it more about those benefits that come with getting stronger and leaner?

Independence, being independent, the need not to depend on another. 

Whether it's carrying heavy stuff, or laying the foundation now so you can be more independent when you're older, not relying on your kids to help you (or the nursing home). 

That's what it's really about. 

The feeling of confidence, feeling strong, feeling empowered, and feeling independent. 

Feeling like you can be somebody. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling