A lavish indulgence or a worthwhile investment?
Your health can determine the overall quality of your life and it really is possible to become a fitter, happier and healthier version of yourself; a more confident, energetic version with higher self-esteem and increased self-worth. Someone who is ready to take life by the balls and say ‘I want more than this’.
Your life, as it is today, is the culmination of all the choices you have made up to this point and if it’s not what you’d like it to be, then it’s time to start making better choices.
If you’re not where you want to be just now then that’s fine, but the only person who can hold you back or make it happen for you – is YOU! So recognise that you’re worth it and decide to start making those changes. Make today the first day of the rest of your life.
This can’t just be a whim or a fad – I’m talking about serious long-term diet and exercise changes that will last a lifetime. Changes which will eventually become a habit, a way of living, just ‘what you do’.
It may be difficult to believe, but even if today you loathe the thought of following a healthy diet and the concept of daily physical activity is abhorrent to you – it’s entirely possible that in a few months from now regular exercise and healthy eating will have become ‘the norm’ and you’ll never return to the old you.
No-one is suggesting that the transition period will be easy, but hey, as the saying goes ‘Nothing in this world worth having comes easy’.
Ask yourself what YOU want
You may need to make the conscious effort to disassociate yourself from any negative influences – An important change comes from making the decision not to let them affect you anymore. Be wary of those who question your motives.
Once you identify that you’re serious about wanting to change your life it’s vitally important that you surround yourself with positivity and seek out a genuine circle of support. Having someone in your corner to cheer you on, to share in your small victories or to pick you up when you fall can make all the difference. Very often, joining a gym, a club or a team is a great way to meet like-minded people who are on the same journey and making new friends is an unexpected bonus.
We all need some words of encouragement from time to time and knowing that someone believes in us and is prepared to invest a little of their own time to help us succeed is an incredible motivator. Unfortunately, even the most well-meaning people in your life will have constraints on their ability to help. It’s not that your friends and family don’t want to help you – it’s more that sometimes they just can’t. They may just not have the time or the know-how – fitness is an incredibly complex business.
Increasingly, people are turning to the professionals for instruction and guidance; and having a personal trainer has never been so popular. A number of studies which measure the efficacy of working with a personal trainer demonstrate that working with a PT can make you fitter, stronger and increase your lean body mass more effectively than simply working out in a gym or club on your own.
Yes, you may be paying your trainer for their time but trust me…a good trainer will genuinely care and will be 100% committed to seeing you succeed. We all love to make connections with people and the PT / client relationship is quite unique. I love seeing my clients achieving their goals, and yes, I have a vested interest because my client’s results are a direct reflection of my skills and experience but it’s more than that. Sometimes I see more in my clients than they see in themselves and seeing their confidence grow every time they hit a new milestone is incredible.
As an experienced trainer, I know my work has to go far beyond going through the motions in each session. Every session has to be tailored to individual client needs, fitness and exercise levels and health and injury history and every minute of every session is used to ensure each client is getting the best results. As a PT you really get to know your clients and that relationship becomes important. It becomes important to you that they succeed and you feel proud to play a part in what they achieve. This unique relationship is about far more than exercise. There are so many other elements that affect our ability to get where we want to be. A trainer who is worth his salt will provide lifestyle coaching, time management and support on getting and STAYING motivated.
If you’ve ever considered working with a PT and would like some more information then don’t hesitate to get in touch.