The last few months I have been on again off again with my own personal training/nutrition regimen. I have not been consistent. I have not gotten the job done. Period. I wasn’t as motivated for myself as I was for my clients. This is both a good thing and a bad thing. I have been so fired up for my clients, my groups, my work, that I wasn’t as fired up for myself. I have said so many times in the past few months, “this trainer needs a trainer.” What I really needed was to get back to business, I’ve been working it, but I haven’t really worked all of it.
Getting yourself motivated is a job. Keeping yourself motivated is a job. You have to work it. When you stop working your job, you stop getting paid. So yeah I can go o the gym, give myself a half ass workout and get half ass results. This is what it is. There is no magic book. There is no special shake. It’s putting the work in. It’s working in the gym, it’s working in the kitchen and most important it’s working in the mind. I worked it in the gym. I worked it in the kitchen. I didn’t work on my mind, my motivation, my vision, my faith. So my work in the gym and my work in the kitchen was all half ass. It’s the perfect trifecta. Mind~Body~Soul
This is the only real way I know how to explain this. This is something I do not stray from when it comes to teaching my clients. Funny how I strayed from it myself. Train the Brain for a brain/body connection. It is crucial to train your mind, to work your motivation, to see your goals, to be crystal clear about what you want and why you want it-so that everything else can fall into place. This trainer doesn’t need a trainer, what this trainer needs is to go back to basics.
What do I want? Why do I want it? Why is it important? How am I going to get it? Who is going to stop me? (That’s an easy one, No one can stop me but me…) Write all that shit down. Hold it in my purse, in my car and put it on my mirrors. Associate myself with people who won’t discourage me. Surround myself with positive daily influence. All the things I know how to do, that I know work, that YOU can do too. It doesn’t matter what your end game is. Lose weight. Gain weight. Get your blood pressure down. Tone your body. Tackle your auto immune disease. Set an example for your kids. Feel good. Look good. Build your booty. Lose your booty. It doesn’t matter what your goals are. When you work, you get paid. Period. But you gotta do ALL the work.
I slacked on myself for a few months. Time to reset. I have all the tools and all the skills I need. Now its time to get back to work.