In Tuesday’s blog I mentioned that I’d “give a vague answer at best” if asked how I currently assign my time each week.
On Wednesday I mentioned that my weight has been creeping up over the last year or two and I’ve kept telling myself “I know what I need to do, I just need to do it” (until I came to that realisation and have put a plan in place).
Now this isn’t something you might not expect a FitPro like me to say.
In part because, from my experience at least, most FitPros are at least “somewhat economical with the truth”.
They portray a version of themselves that they feel they have to in order to get business.
Even though, ironically, it often does the opposite.
When people talk about “feeling amazing” all the time……..
About gruelling hour plus long workouts………
About plain, boring, Tupperwared up meals……..
About not drinking any alcohol or caffeine, not watching TV, taking ice baths and the like…….
And, more than anything, seemingly finding that all relatively easy to do…….
Most people switch off.
And often end up doing nothing because that all feels “too much”.
The irony is, in many of those cases, said FitPro isn’t actually doing as much as they profess.
And probably not finding it that easy either.
I’ve seen many Personal Trainers who come across very differently in real life to how they do on social media.
We’re all human.
We all make mistakes.
None of us live perfect lives.
I get it.
– I sometimes eat and drink too much
– I sometimes miss workouts that I could have done because I just can’t be bothered
– I rarely, if ever, get “enough” sleep
– I don’t always follow my own advice
– I sometimes look back on periods of time and question what on earth I was doing or thinking
I get it.
Butt, perhaps what I’ve got good at over the years…….
And what I think I’m excellent at helping others with…….
Is creating an average over weeks and months that takes all of the above into account………
But still leads to results that are between fair and pretty good.
If someone wants to train to get on a bodybuilding stage or compete in high level sports, I’m not their man.
If someone wants to create a life that they’re still happy to live but have more energy and a body that they like the look and feel of more while doing that……..
Then that’s where I come in (and you can get a four week, risk free trial on that at www.myrise.co.uk/apply) .
Jon ‘There’s know limit’ Hall
RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!