One thing we always have to remember is that as much as we as trainers are able to push you beyond your limits, you have got to want to change for you.
When you are training or eating better, you need to remember that you are doing so to improve your health, body and overall life, and in doing so should never compare yourself to others. Whilst we might have similar issues with others, we are all individuals who tackle our challenges in different ways to seek results.
On the other hand, we might be able to draw inspiration and motivation from individuals around us who have faced similar issues and overcome those obstacles – however, we also need to remember they may have different factors which have been attributed to their success.
Let’s look at an example: two people who have spoken to our coaches both want to lose weight, but both enjoy a drink on the weekend. And maybe rightly so, these are extremely busy individuals who want to enjoy a work/life balance. So the first person made a smart swap to change having pints of beer to having spirits with tonic water.
Now the second person likes to drink wine on the weekend and didn’t want to give that up. So instead, we set weekly challenges to very slowly over time to limit our overall consumption, thus decreasing the calories from alcohol and ultimately helping progress towards the weight loss goals.
This is why it is so important to seek our own individual ways and take a personalized approach to what we do and to overcome the barriers we face day to day. By understanding how we can best approach and work around our own obstacles, we are much more likely to succeed and reach our goals.