Today I ask you to please revisit the goals you’ve set for 2017.
We are now into the second Quarter of the year.
Are you on track?
We hope so. If you are not, we are here to help.
As you revisit your goals, please remember
Your goals need to align with the big picture vision you have for your life.
- How do you want to feel when you wake up in the morning?
- How much energy do you want to have all day?
- How do you want your mood to be?
- How is your relationship with food- and in particular treats or vegetables? :p
- How do you handle the temptations of alcohol, late nights or “working too much”?
- Do you have time for fun and play? <— just for the sake of it
I have spoken with a few clients these last few days about their goals because they were struggling to stick with a short-term aggressive results driven meal plan that was selected to get faster results. (NOT for its sustainability)
I asked, why do you want to do this? Do you feel better doing this? Yes, we know this plan works.
But if you hate it, is it worth it? (Only you can answer this because Sometimes we are willing to tolerate/ sacrifice a high degree of discipline in the short term because the result we want is worth it…)
BUT sometimes it isn’t. YOU Get to decide.
Ideally the changes we are looking to make need to mostly be things we enjoy and are willing to sustain.
My dear friend Dustin hates Boot Camp.
He comes though because he feels SO MUCH better after he works out.
He is changing his eating because he has more energy and his mood is better.
He appreciates exercise and food changes because he is sleeping better and he looks better.
He is willing to do these things because he likes the results even though he doesn’t necessarily love the doing of the thing: boot camp, cutting back on alcohol and eating differently.
Ideally we are changing behavior because it supports the long term vision we have for our lives…not just because it will get us a short term result.
I mostly don’t eat any gluten or dairy because I FEEL better.
I exercise consistently because I’m less of a moody “b” when I take care of myself.
I limit alcohol because it is a trigger for anxiety for me…
You get the idea.
As fitness professionals we want you to live your longest, healthiest, happiest life. This means getting your body composition into the healthy recommended ranges (per the American College of Sports Medicine) and moving around and fueling yourself properly because it feels great and leads to higher quality of life.
It is Q2, lets all recommit to ourselves and our goals.
Your goals are for YOU.
We believe in you.
Megan K and the team