One of our biggest aims as Personal Trainers, is to instill forward thinking mentality, discipline and “self-management” into our clientele – an absolute necessary way of thinking if you are to be successful. If you want to achieve your health and fitness goals, there no secret, there is no magic pill/formula that will get you there – It’s simply about mindset, preparation and focus.
If you are in the wrong frame of mind – i.e. “I’ll never be able to achieve this by December”, “I can’t be bothered eating the right way, I’ll just cut all my carbs out indefinitely” “my body doesn’t respond to this type of training – the only way for me to lose weight is to walk around the block pounding the pavement for hours at night” – then you need to sense check where your head is at. Ask yourself – are you a qualified Personal Trainer? Have you the scientific background or client training history to back up your belief system? More importantly – if you’ve been doing it forever, why hasn’t it worked? The absolute definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If your mindset isn’t open to change, to trying new things and to adapting training & eating plans in accordance to your goals then you will struggle to move in the right direction. Get your mind motivated! Set new goals, make new plans, talk to your PT about tweaking your eating/training schedule – your body will respond to changes and often, this helps to get you to goals quicker.
Preparation – or, as I like to say – “know where you’re at”. What are your training plans for the week? What are you having for meals for the day? When is your next mini goal? What will you do if you fail to meet your targets at the end of the month? Forward planning, forward thinking is the best recipe for success. Nothing more frustrating than hearing from clients that they “have no idea” what they’re having for dinner; or “not sure” when they can train again. OWN it. Take some responsibility and prep your week properly.
Focus – if your mindset is right, if you’re prepared… then all you’ve got to do is FOCUS! Pull yourself together regularly. Remind yourself of your goals, remind yourself that you’re on the right path to them. DO IT. Just freaking DO IT.
So now we have the 3 key ingredients for a successful health and fitness plan (mindset, preparation and focus)– the real question is – what can we do to help you get there? Contact us today to kick off your fitness quest for the remainder of 2016.