The Mirror Doesn’t Lie (Part 1)
As the year starts coming to an end, you’re probably also spending time reflecting on 2019 and setting your goals for 2020. Most of us begin assessing our fitness goals during this time, and in that process, you may be looking at yourself in the mirror, unhappily thinking, “How did I get here?”
Well, it shouldn’t come as a shock to you if you know there was no effort made to change your lifestyle or habits. All of the choices you made over the past few weeks, months, years got you here. This did not happen overnight. And unfortunately, it cannot be reversed overnight.
On the other hand, like myself, you might not have realized that your current lifestyle or habits were exactly what got you here in the first place! I thought I had a handle on things growing up, until one day, shortly after graduating from university, I took a close look at how my body looked, and how sluggish I felt to be in it. I realized, “This is not normal.” I needed help.
So what will it take to change?
I can tell you from experience that it will take a VERY conscious effort to make positive changes toward your physical and mental goals. You’ll have to face your usual “auto-pilot” mindset and begin challenging your decisions – from the food you eat, to the workouts you do, to the people that surround you. Having someone to guide you in these choices helps tremendously. I recall feeling overwhelmed when I first started paying attention to my poor lifestyle and habits – I didn’t know where to start, or what to prioritize. So I worked with a coach for a whole year to transform. This was the best investment in myself, almost 10 years ago – and even today, I still continue to seek guidance and coaching from others to help me achieve my new goals.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of the tips and ideas that have helped my in my journey. So stay tuned for the next part!
In the meantime, if you’re not even sure what to change in your lifestyle to achieve your goals, find an experienced person, like a coach, to work with you and to help you prioritize your effort. Buying all of the supplements out there has way less of an impact than getting enough sleep or drinking enough water.
If personalized coaching is not in your budget, a great way to still get the benefits of following a nutrition and training plan is to join a group of individuals in a fitness program led by a coach. This will still keep you accountable and provide you with lifestyle guidance outside of the gym.
As always, the coaches and staff are always here to help you with getting started. You can book a free consultation here to start the conversation!
– Coach Marta