Memorial Day has always been a special holiday for me. My grandfathers, my dad, brother, and lots of my friends have fought for our country and lost fellow soldiers. Anyone who has ever had someone in their life go off to war knows how real the war becomes. It's no longer just something they talk about on the news. As we remember those who paid the ultimate price (and their families) on Memorial Day I want to encourage you to try something new. -Are you out of shape? -Are you overweight? -Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Then mark down Memorial Day as the beginning of the end for feeling like you do now. Here's the step by step plan: 1. Take a picture of yourself-You see yourself every day so it is very hard to pick up the subtle physical changes that are occurring when you start getting in shape. A picture can tell you how far you have come. 2. Get assessed-I would recommend getting your body fat and circumferences checked. These are the most telling measures of your progress. If you ain't assessing, you're just guessing. 3. Record any other numbers you are unhappy with- Blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, etc... 4. Record how you are currently feeling physically, emotionally, and mentally. You will be amazed how all these will improve. 5. Record how you are sleeping, the quality and amount. 6.  Last and most important, make an iron clad committment to an exercise and nutrition plan for one year. your start date is Memorial Day 2011, your end date is Memorial Day 2012. There are no quick fixes, there are no short cuts. If you commit to this, everything you recorded in the list above is about to get better. I guarantee it. You won't even recognize the person in the picture. If you want to commit to boot camp for a year, I am opening up our exclusive VIBC membership where you get 40% of camp. Normally it is only open at the beginning of the year, but I am making an exception. It will only be open through Monday and only for 10 people, so if you are interested better act soon! Another option, is our new pricing option called the Inner Circle. It will be a 25% discount and I will send out further details on that soon. Let me know if you're interested now and I will tell you more about it. E-mail Whatever you decide to do, you have to make that commitment to yourself. Not to me, not to your spouse, not to your doctor, but to you. Using Memorial Day as a marker will serve 2 purposes. 1. It will give you a concrete date to look forward to. If you've fallen off the wagon on your New Year's resolutions, this will give you a fresh start to transform your body. 2. It will help remind you of this important date that so many people still take for granted. This is your last Memorial Day feeling like you do now. A change is a comin.