Archive for June, 2011

Who do you answer to?

Posted: June 4, 2011 in ATTITUDE, GENERAL

The journey to lose weight can be long, challenging and lonely. ¬†Those who have a great support system are very fortunate. ¬†However, for oh so many individuals trying to get get in shape, the other people in their lives are part of the problem. ¬†They create temptations, excuses and feed negative thoughts and actions. ¬†Not cool. ¬†Why do people do this? ¬†They aren’t bad people. ¬†They just don’t know better.

So, what do you do if you find yourself in this situation? ¬†Make yourself accountable to someone who will encourage your journey and put you in check when needed. ¬†Tell that person what your diet is and what your exercise plan is and make sure they make you stick to it. ¬†With my clients, I am always asking about their diets and checking to make sure they are getting their cardio workouts in on days when they are not working with me. ¬†They know that if I hear that they did not show up to do their cardio, then we are going to have issues. ¬†I actually check to see that my clients have checked in on the days that I’m not there and ask that other trainers keep an eye on them. ¬†That gives them a sense of accountability. ¬†They know they have to do it because they have to answer to me. ¬†It helps – trust me! ¬†I hear all the time: ¬†I didn’t want to come but I knew you would be disappointed and I didn’t feel like dealing with you. ¬†I always laugh and say good. ¬†Because, you know what? That’s fine. ¬†They can be annoyed if they want to. ¬†I really don’t care if they are annoyed. ¬†I care that they get healthy!

So, who do you answer to? ¬†If you don’t have someone, find someone. ¬†Do it today! ¬†If you have someone who is encouraging you to stray from your mission, relieve them of their duties and choose someone else. ¬†If you don’t have anyone at all, you are lying because if you are reading this you have me. ¬†I’ll be happy to help you. ¬†Let me know on here or follow me on Twitter.

Remember, weight loss is a lifelong process. ¬†There is no finish line. ¬†Each day you put in the work. ¬†Each day you get that much better. ¬†Keep at it and you will be forever stronger. ¬†If you need me, I’m right here.