Have you ever said you were ready to commit fully to a healthier life and within a few days or couple of weeks quit?
This actually happens all the time. In fact it is probably happening as I type this message.
I know how hard change is. In fact, statistics tell us that seven out of ten people do not like change. When you have been unhealthy for a while it is much harder than it seems to turn the ship around.
Food is an addiction. Being sedentary is also something that you become very comfortable with. People will enroll in month long rehabilitation centers to rewrite unhealthy habits and addictions but when it comes to changing eating habits and start working out people simply try to do it on their own. Why is that?
The truth is that most people who try to eat better and start working out do not do so successfully. They have a moment in time where they get excited and want to change but then fall back into their old ways soon enough.
I want you to defy the odds and succeed. It doesn’t matter how many times you have quit in the past you can still do this.
The first question I want to ask you is, “are you really ready?”
Or are you all talk? If you are truly ready you know the answer to that question.
The next thing you need to do is invest in a personal trainer. You need help.
I had a conversation last week with someone who is embarking on this journey and has struggled to do this on their own in the past. They are meeting with a trainer three times per week beginning this week. They are excited and have a great attitude.
At first having a trainer didn’t sound necessary but after visiting with them it seemed nearly impossible to do without.
Does this mean everyone needs a personal trainer?
Not everyone but a lot of people do.
A trainer is your #1 accountability towards your goal. The trainer has the knowledge and the experience to get you where you want to go.
Think of it like hiring a pilot to fly a plane for you to get to your final destination. You wouldn’t think flying the plane would you? Most people can’t fly a plane and most people can’t do this on their own. It’s a hard fact to swallow but I can show you data to prove it.
PLUS, when you invest your money on a trainer it changes your entire outlook. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” You’re putting your money where your mouth is.
My advice for hiring a trainer is to find someone you like and trust. Schedule a time to meet with them and commit. Don’t back out.