WRITE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY
- No one knows you better than you. Your coach/trainer can put together the most calculated, scientifically advanced programme known to man, and define every step you need to take, if it is not something that includes your input, something that YOU can comply with, it’s worth nothing. In this industry, it is so easy to be swept up into rigid, dogmatic approaches towards health and fitness “If you don’t do x type of exercise, six days a week you’re wasting your time…” or …”…you should never do that…” or…”you’re not allowed to eat x y and z…” These rigid generic approaches are intimidating and most of the time too overwhelming for people starting out on their journey, to comply with. When you can’t meet the unrealistic demands, you stop believing in yourself, you feel like a failure and lose confidence in your abilities:- “I’m just not cut out for this” you say. Sound familiar?
- There are an infinite number of possibilities, baby steps and paths to take on your journey to health and fitness – no two success stories are the same. One key ingredient however in every successful transformation, is BELIEF. You start believing when you start achieving, and the more you start to achieve the more your confidence and belief grows. Start by celebrating the small daily victories and watch your belief grow!
- So, you need a plan that is your own. One that takes into account your personality, your preferences, your history, level, life pressures, sustainability etc. Most importantly, you need to be able to look at your plan and feel absolutely confident that I CAN DO THIS! It needs to grow your BELIEF in yourself, not overwhelm or intimidate you. When you play an active role in creating your own plan, you take ownership of your journey and become accountable for your own success. You help to establish the parameters, goals and rate of progression. You choose activities that you know you can stick to, build on and enjoy. You make food choices that allow you a level of enjoyment whilst improving your health. Your health and fitness is no longer someone else’s ideal, magic formula, priority or responsibility, it’s your own.
What if my own plan is wrong?
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a client grow from strength to strength. Some achieve incredible physical feats – doing things I could only dream of. When you look back at the humble beginnings on which their fitness journey was built – the first walk around the block, the excitement over pushing out their first push up, or their first dance class, when people start believing, it’s pure magic!. Remember, this is your journey, learn from the knowledge and experience of others, but don’t let others define the path you choose or the do’s and don’ts. Take the time to plan your own transformation, ask for help if you need it, that’s what we’re here for, and write it down-document everything, your challenges, your progress your vision of the future you. Your success story is unique and is just about to be written!