HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This January 1 was so much better than last year. Last year, I was stuck on an airplane (without Mark) coming back to America (alone) because he got stuck in immigration at the airport. The worst - but ultimately best - thing that happened to me in 2017, because it sparked SO MANY of the incredible things that happened last year.
This year, I was eating pancakes with layers of bacon in between at brunch. I'd say it was a much better start to the year. Bacon > tears ;)
I'll tell you all about my year in review in a blog post this week, which also gives YOU some questions to reflect on alllll about 2017 - how to bring positive habits into 2018, how to ditch the things that didn't work for you, and more. Stay tuned!
Onto today's topic. Let's keep it short but sweet, since we're all back to work today.
With a fresh year just beginning, so many people set resolutions.
I love resolutions. I think they're great.
But I also think there's a lot of 'air' behind most resolutions that people set for themselves.
Related to fitness: the gym is now PACKED with people who want to eat healthier, workout more, and change their bodies.
And while getting healthier is certainly an admirable goal, a lot of these people will stop showing up by the second week of February (nearly 60%, actually, as statistics show.)
So, why is it that some people just CAN'T stick to their NY Resolutions?
Because there's not a powerful enough reason they're doing them.
Simple as that.
You can't FORCE a change in your body, your life, your finances, relationships, career, etc. You have to WANT to change.
That's what used to frustrate me to NO END as a personal trainer. I would want SO BADLY for my clients to succeed: I'd give them all the tools necessary, a time for them to show up, killer workouts, meal plans... you name the tool to succeed, I gave it to them.
And yet, some people would never see results.
And I would feel terrible as a coach.
Am I not doing enough? What more could I have done?
But over the years, I've realized that it comes down to one thing:
I CAN'T MAKE YOU WANT TO CHANGE. YOU HAVE TO WANT TO CHANGE.
That's why the people who sign up for my Challenges, coaching, etc. program after program, month after month, year after year are so successful. Because they WANT to change. And they know that no matter how 'fit' they are, they can ALWAYS improve in some way.
The people who aren't successful?
Those are the people who sign up for a Challenge (example) because they think they 'should' lose weight, or they were 'convinced' that making a change would be good for them after 9 emails about how important being healthy is.
So when I write these emails about an upcoming Challenge, program, coaching - it's because I know deep down in my soul that they have the power to change your life.
I've seen it in HUNDREDS of people I've worked with by now.
But none of that matters...
You have to WANT to make the change. For YOU. No other reason.
You have to get to a point where you're so fed up with your own BS and excuses that you realize 'OK, I can't do this on my own. I need to find something that will guide me and hold me accountable, but it's up to ME to do the work."
Trust me, I wish I could pay someone to do the work for me.
(Actually, if I had a genie, my biggest wish would be that I'd have someone come around and slap 'naughty' food out of my hands when I'm overdoing it. haha)
But the truth is, if I want something bad enough, I have to do the work.
Not a trainer. Not a coach. Not a program.
Those are all TOOLS to guide me, but they're not the end-all-be-all.
Here's the formula to successful transformation in 3 simple steps:
- Getting sick of your own excuses, being unhealthy or uncomfortable, hitting rock bottom (pain point)
- Choosing to seek guidance from a coach, program or trainer (gathering tools for your toolbox)
- Showing up every single day and doing the work that was laid out for you (prepping food, doing your workouts, sleeping enough, drinking water)
It's very simple, but it's not always easy.
But we're not here for easy. We're here to challenge ourselves -- become stronger, better, and more in love with our bodies and lives every single day.
So, if you're up for the challenge: if you've decided 'enough is enough', if you need guidance and accountability + a plain laid out for you, and most importantly - if you are READY to do the work it takes to make a change, join us in the Body Love Challenge.
We start tomorrow.
If you're ready to make a change, I'll see you inside.