After writing my latest blogpost “Excuses, Excuses”, I received a comment from one of my readers which sparked my motivation to write today’s post. To set the scene, I have attached Cody’s comment below.
Very true! I agree with everything you said. Everyone has time and it’s a matter of making fitness a priority and integrating it into your everyday lifestyle.
Training clients of my own, I’ll hear every excuse in the book. This is the number 1 concern I have for my clients — what excuses they tell themselves that stop them from actually doing the work and building good health habits. When it’s time to retake measurements for instance, and they’re disappointed I ask the same question: “Have you done the work we agreed on?” The answer is always no.
In digging deeper, it is always lack of discipline, in regards to making fitness a PRIORITY in their lives. Without some sort of self-discipline on the part of the individual it is just about impossible to develop the good habits you need to make fitness a repeat activity you do daily, weekly, and yearly. My role of a trainer is supporting that habit and holding them accountable, which is a everyday struggle for me. Everyone is different and responds to input differently, and trying to be in harmony with the client to match their wavelength can be extremely difficult.
I’m learning new things everyday, and would love to know if you have any advice and experience on that?
Good article and keep posting content. I enjoy it!
If you are a Personal Trainer who is feeling this way towards your clients or your can relate to this “lack of motivation” on a personal level, be sure to read on as I discuss how I approach this matter both in my personal workouts and with my clients.