Last week we touched on the 4 BASICS of getting on track or starting a healthy lifestyle program.
But what happens when you do these things, or you TRY to do these things and are STILL not successful?
Have you ever said the following phrases?
“Nothing ever works for me”
“I know what to do, I just don’t do it”
“I don’t have the money or resources to get healthier”
“I do well for a few days, then I just seem to fall off”
“I just don’t know if I can do this”
I know I have said some of these phrases many times in my life. I felt like I KNEW what to do, BUT I was not doing it.
Nova3 Labs documents their findings on why we are AFRAID to take the step of hiring a professional.
I was afraid to ask for help
I was afraid to admit that I had failed on my own
I was afraid to give someone else control over my food
I was afraid I’d fail
I was afraid to be vulnerable with someone else about what I was eating.
I was afraid to eat processed food which doesn’t make any sense because I was binging on it regularly.
I was afraid it’d be too hard
I. Was. Afraid.
After years of feeling fear and frustration, I sought out professionals to help me stay accountable, educate me, save me time and heart ache, motivate me, encourage and inspire me, and to help me reach my goals.
And you know what? Most of us hire a coach for the same reasons!
Now that I’ve become a coach, I want to share what I’ve learned are the reasons my clients have sought out the help of a professional:
"Direction, the challenge, learning to be the best me, setting and achieving goals, changing my body in ways I haven't been able to do on my own!"
“One word. Accountability”
“I needed a plan”
“I needed to see results OTHER than the scale. If it was not for doing measurements and body fat, I would have given up”
“Knowledge, to hold me accountable, point me in the right direction, education, motivation”
"Accountability. Direction/guidance. So I never stop moving."
"encouragement & motivation for keeping me on track"
4. Provide Wisdom/Smarts
"Someone to push me to greater heights than I could do on my own. Emotional support and encouragement”
"Knowledge in many areas- not just bettering my fitness/ strength but also my mind and the way that I think about health."
“Learning to be the best me”
5. Lower the Chance of Overtraining/Injury
"You have the knowledge to help with my nutrition & how to modify workouts to accommodate my physical limitations”
“Reduce my chance of injury"
6. Time Management
"keeping me on track with short & long term goals"
“teaching me healthy swaps for snacks and meals so I didn’t waste time in the kitchen”
This doesn’t just apply to nutrition but to our overall fitness as well. Find people who can help you reach your highest potential yet. We have many of these people RIGHT HERE AT Mi5 FITNESS!
Did you know that Mi5 now offers nutrition sessions? These sessions begin with a comprehensive assessment and goal-setting and work with you to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Email Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this new program!
Also, as our Head Nutritionist, I offer COMPLIMENTARY 30 minute assessments for all members and nonmembers? If you are ready to see if working with a coach is right for you, please let me know. Email me at email@example.com TODAY!
Nutrition is integral to success, whether your goals are weight loss, general muscular toning, fat loss, performance, weight gain, or just maintaining a HEALTHY lifestyle. Mi5 nutrition coaching provides customized support for all people and all goals. Sign up today: