Do you or anybody you know, exercise hard and eat everything in accordance with what the coach or trainer tells them, but the results feel very slow, if at all?
Getting the ideal body seems easy. You just have to pick up a magazine or check out social media today and it’s filled with tips, tricks, nutrition plan this, an exercise plan that and besides the text, a person in very good shape with a big happy smile on their dial. Straight away you think to yourself if I follow this plan I will be happy and healthy like them too.
Dropping a dress size or three, building strong arms or getting that well-defined midsection, for some, is more than just picking up the heaviest weight and eating the latest scientifically proven diet. The people in the magazines may have an advantage with better genetics or photoshop and the help of many sponsorship endorsements, not to mention that is their job – getting paid to live in the gym and eat.
If it was easy, everybody
would be doing it!
This should not put you off. I want you to understand that transforming your body requires patience, discipline, and consistency and then think of the many other health benefits that go way beyond how good you will look when you get the body of your dreams.
Today I want to expand a little more on a point from my previous blog, Making It Today and more importantly, point #1 – Look after yourself first and foremost. https://bodyseek.com.au/blog/making-it-today/ This point not only radiates to the PT audience that the blog is aimed at but everyone else also.
Over the many years, I have been in the coaching game, I have found this problem arise on many occasions. In today’s hectic world, people are so busy with all things life, their jobs, relationships, families, making money, kids, etc, that they forget to take care of the most important thing in all of this – themselves. Add to this the commitment of multiple training sessions each week, on top of meal prep and things just become too hard.
For some, balancing all the above and making the progress in the gym is easy and for others not so much. The latter think that just because they are in the gym, they are going to get the body they want. Sometimes there is a little more to it.
When I start to see a stall in progress with clients, I start to question the basics. First questions are the straight forward ones. Is the client training as planned and are all their meals on point? For some, these are the only variables that need a tweak and the client is progressing again. For others there tends to be many other variables that come into play.
Here I step away from the usual therapy of moving barbells and dumbbells and dig a little deeper into the client’s life outside the gym to see if I can help them find their problems. Through a series of questions, and even general chit chat throughout their sessions I can start to see where the clients priorities lie.
I find that many people put everything else first before they even think of themselves. I will admit that I was one of these types of people. Helping and doing everything for everybody else and then complaining that I never had any time for me. The worst part, there was no return on investment. People/Companies did not give back. It was at this point that I changed my ways and started to put me first.
You may not change your body overnight but you can change your overall direction.
Sadly, guys, there is no magic pill or secret shortcut that is going to get you the ideal body that you are after and the reality is that you are going to have to put in the hard work. This means getting your priorities in order and going after your goal with some intent. The true secret to getting in shape is to get yourself to do what’s required each day.
Start prioritising your life with specific goals in mind. Plan your workouts so that you don’t miss them. Skip the Netflix series one night, they will still be there tomorrow and get your meals prepped for the next few days. If your job requires you to do work outside of hours, fair enough, get a handle on it but don’t do it for the sake of doing it if you don’t have to, then complaining that you had to work all night and missed the time to go to the gym.
Mindset plays a big role in progressing in the gym or in life in general. If you want something bad enough you will go after it. Most people are infatuated with the vanity of getting in shape but want nothing to do with the effort that’s required.
To find out more about how I can help you achieve the body of your dreams and help get everything in working order, contact Bodyseek today!
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