Help me, help you. A lot of times the hardest part is changing your mindset and really learning how to handle yourself at your best and worst.
What does that even mean? Well think about it this way, i can give you all the tools you need to meet your goals. That can be to lose weight, gain muscle, compete in a show or even just get your life back on track. However, sometimes that is easier said than done. it would be nice to just have people follow us daily around and keep us 100% accountable but we all know that won't happen. So you need to learn to trust yourself to do the right things in all situations.
Do you even know your limits? Have you set up a goal that you know you can accomplish right now? Many people have amazing goals, just not enough time to dedicate to them. For instance, right now I am doing a show in June. It takes time, a lot of time, that I need to dedicate to training. If I couldn't meet these requirements, my goal is not going to happen. Well it could however I am not going to walk on stage ill prepared for something I had control over.
Over the course of the last 5 years, my goal as a trainer is to eventually let you go. I love all of my clients dearly but for me, the ability to set you free with weekly checkins with me knowing your capable of doing it on your own is a great feeling as a coach. I will give all the information, tools, resources and advice you need to meet your goals but YOU need to be determined enough to get it done. Unless you are open to the idea of learning how to do it for yourself, your trainer can only get you so far.
I teach my clients how to self coach. When you get to a certain point in my training program, we test it out by allowing you to have a day to follow a written plan. Normally I am there training another client just in case you have questions, but how successful can you be on your own? This helps us identify your obstacles such as remembering exercises, knowing what equipment to use, how to read a program and knowing your intensity level on your own. The ultimate goal is to get you confident to train on your own.
Learning to be in control of yourself is an amazing feeling. You are able to learn what you can and can't handle. Where you need more help, which is usually nutrition. Also, how to be accountable. I have the world of confidence in all of my clients and I love when they can say they are ready to move forward !