I talk with lots of different people each day. Each person has a different background or motivation for why they have reached out.
But a common theme is they want to feel better, have more energy, and move easier.
If I were to have a conversation on the street, how would I guide or direct someone towards better health?
I would share a 4 Step approach.
These steps can help you get started or they may help you if you feel stuck.
Think about your motivation.
What is burning deep inside of you that you want to change, create, or do differently.
I hear people say they want to have more energy. Take that one step further, what would the sense of having more energy do for you?
Would it make work easier? Or maybe playing with the kids or grandkids easier? How about playing with the dog? Would the desire to work out be easier?
We always come back to the Why when we are talking about motivation.
It could be your health that’s driving you to want to make change. What would better health do for you?
Or if you would like to lose weight, what would it do for you to be down in weight?
Lower risk for disease? Be able to shop in all clothing stores?
We all have different reasons for being motivated and I encourage you to ask yourself why a couple of times.
We all get 24 hours and yet this is one of the biggest limiting factors.
How does one person seem to fit in time for meal prep and workouts, while another person does not?
It is taking a hard look at your priorities.
Sometimes it is going to bed earlier so you can actually get up and function in an early morning workout.
Or it’s going to work a few minutes earlier, taking a longer lunch so you can squeeze in that workout, shower and get back to the office.
Or leaving the office, so you can make your workout.
Traveling is another one we find as a reason someone does not have time. I encourage you to look at the hotel you are staying in; do they have a workout room or could you do a body weight workout in your room? Bring a couple of bands in your suitcase.
Finding time goes back to your motivation.
This comes back to how many calories do you burn per day and how many do you consume.
It is that simple.
Understanding your basil metabolic rate (how many calories you burn each day) and then understanding how many calories are in each cube of cheese, glass of wine, each piece of chicken and yummy holiday treat.
We can consume calories like there is no tomorrow. (Myself included!)
Then we blame it on a bad metabolism.
I am poking fun, but in all sincerity one of the most eye-opening experiences is logging your food in a tool like My Fitness Pal.
It is so easy to consume 300 calories, but to burn 300 calories takes some work and TIME!
Having a personal coach who can help motivate and hold you accountable.
We have always believed in having a coach ourselves.
Do we all reasonably know what to do…YES.
BUT, it can get overwhelming, or things that worked before stop working.
How do you navigate?
Or pesky pains can sneak in and try to throw us off course. A coach can help you bust through any obstacle.
I hear over and over I need help with motivation and accountability.
My best advice is to hire someone who you know has a proven track record to helping people achieve the results you desire.
I hope this list has got you thinking! I could write so much more on each step.
If you need some help finding a personal coach for you, just shoot me a message back.
I have time this week to jump on the phone and we can talk more about you.
I hope you are having a great week and never hesitate to reach out!
We are personal coaches who help motivate and will hold you accountable!