So do you agree with this statement? When it comes to reaching your goal whether that be a specific measured goal of weight loss or running a half marathon in a certain time or getting into a size 8 pair of jeans it takes a few things to get there. One of these is hard work and commitment.
One of my favourite sayings (which may grate on some half way through their tough workout session!) that's true to the core is "If it doesn't challenge you it won't change you"... This is the word CHALLENGING that overcomes so many and stops them from reaching their goals.
I believe in challenging myself every single day. Whether it be with my work or personal life I love to feel challenged and put to the test. It makes things that seemed impossible suddenly seem possible, if you don't give up of course! When it comes to fitness and nutrition goals none of it is easy... if it were I'd be out of a job along with all the other PTs out there! It's HARD WORK! It takes sweat, heaps of energy, dedication, determination and drive... not to mention strength... Mentally and physically!
Something I hear all too often is "I want to lose a stone in a month" or " I am going on holiday in 2 months and I want to look good in a bikini for it" ....GREAT! That's your starting point, your decision and your goal.... BUT... it takes more than a month it takes months or years and thats why I promote a 'lifestyle' change when I meet clients. Make this part of your life. Live it and you will begin to love it! You will crave exercise as you see the body weight drop and the changes to your physique. You will enjoy eating healthily and preparing delicious meals which energise you and at the same time promote better sleep, digestion and aid your weight loss journey.
This brings me on to my amazing and inspirational client, Jayne. She has been training with me since January on the Get Lean programme and lost over 2 stone and dropped two dress sizes, not to mention 15% body fat reduction. She is an amazing example of someone, who, not only has embraced the journey, but has 100% committed to it and made it part of her and her families lifestyle. Her before and after photos below are a true testament to her hard work and commitment. Look out for her short film coming soon on our website and social media pages. She truly is an inspiration to all!
In a nutshell (excuse the healthy pun!) when the going gets tough push through it, never give up and remember NOTHING WORTH HAVING EVER CAME EASY!