I spend at least 1 hour a day (try for 3 hours) studying a variety of topics from bio-mechanics, exercise science, nutrition, business, famous people’s biographies, real estate, habits, behavioral science and so on. The one topic that I have really been getting into the past couple years is “mindset” and creating lasting behavior changes.
I don’t see my job as just giving a client a bunch of exercises and meal plans and telling them to just follow it. I see myself as a coach who will help transform their mind, because when the mind is transformed, the results they are looking for will come. If a client follows my eating plan and exercise plan, but doesn’t change how they view themselves and the thoughts that run through their head, it will only be a temporary band aide that will work for awhile, but won’t last. This is because we aren’t addressing the real problem.
Let me give you an example, not fitness related, but financial. I am sure you have all heard of all the lottery winners who get 5, 10, or 100 million dollars, only to find themselves a couple years later broke (many studies back up this phenomenon). On the opposite side of the spectrum, a couple years ago Donald Trump was close to 2 BILLION dollars in debt and on the verge of disaster, but within 5 years he go out of debt and now is worth close to 5 BILLION dollars. So what does this have to do with fitness? The lottery winners don’t have the financial blueprint for wealth. Donald Trump doesn’t have the financial blueprint for poverty. So I ask you, do you have a fitness blueprint that is for health or sickness?
This gave me goosebumps and made me teary eyed!
I recently received this email from a Fit Fun Bootcamper…
Something happened at work today I thought you would appreciate-a coworker asked how long I was going to continue going to “that class” meaning bootcamp, she was a little sarcastic in asking of the question which in some ways I guess hurt my feelings, but my answer is what I think speaks volumes for the changes you have made in my life-I told her it was a lifelong gift, nothing I intended to stop-I said it with a pride that I found a little surprising. You have taught us the importance of choices-and I choose me, and what ever it takes for a better me. I am reading a book, the first page said “don’t believe everything you think!” I am a firm believer that either I think I can, or I think I can’t, but either way I will be right-so might as well think I can, and give it a shot. Read More