February 4, 2016
Posted In: Education, Fitness, London, Nutrition
Most of us want to make some change in our lives. Most times there is at least one thing we would like to improve. The list sounds much the same with things like, “I want to lose some weight” or “I wish I felt better about the way I look”, etc. Face it, beach season is right around the corner and it gets us thinking. There are many approaches to making such changes with everything from extreme diets, supplements, intense workout programs to a comprehensive approach through lifestyle changes, in particular to those focussed around nutrition and exercise. Many of these programs work to varying degrees but they are all flawed. What is this flaw?
Let me explain this flaw. I have counselled many of my personal training clients with the goal of losing weight, etc. I have carefully organized their workout plan, meticulously crafted a nutrition plan, customizing their macro-nutrient profile all the while paying attention to food likes / dislikes. It is a plan that will surely work and bring them the success they are looking for if they follow it. Wait, did you say IF they follow it? Therein lays the flaw. Any well planned exercise and nutrition program just won’t work if you don’t follow it. It seems obvious when you think about it but what we don’t always think about is, what can we do to help stay on track?
Achieving success is more than simply divulging information about what to do different. Take for example anyone who smokes. Clearly they MUST know by now that smoking is bad for your health and dramatically increases the risk of various cancers and subsequent death. Surely they must know.
What can you do about it?
When I work with clients and I am getting them to make some changes, there are countless strategies to help. Here are the top 5 things that will help you move from “KNOWING” to “DOING”.
Stay tuned for the next article about how personal training as we know it is going to change in the next 5-7 years.