Today we will address the 2 things that I believe everyone should have at the beginning of their health and fitness journey. Is it a specific meal plan? Nope. A gadget to put around your wrist? Nope, but there's nothing wrong with either of those things. The 2 things you need are an effective strategy and a tool that can help you solve any problem.
An Effective Strategy:
You can have all of the motivation and drive in the world, but if you do not have an effective strategy, that action-taking capability is useless. Having an effective strategy to help you get to where you want to get to is obvious and yet so, so important. Knowing what to do and when to do it will provide you with the results that you set out to get in the first place.
When I say "effective strategy" I'm taking about a detailed, custom created nutrition, exercise and rest and recovery program designed specified for you, by you.. By you? Yes, by you. A coach's job is simply to act as a facilitator, guide or detective in order to help you figure out what works for you. Why do I do this and not shove down a trendy, cookie cutter, one size fits all extreme makeover plan down your throat on day 1? Simple. Because, I want you to become your own expert. When you learn how to become your own expert you not only gain the ability to achieve your results, but you gain the ability to maintain them permanently.
Your effective strategy will change throughout time and that is a good thing. Your body changes as time passes by and if you are fixed on a one size fits all plan, your results will be left behind.
Your effective strategy is also unique to You. Is it similar to others effective strategies? Yes, but it is completely unique to you and your body based on your individuality and personal preferences. No two effective strategies are exactly identical.
A full-proof problem solving tool
We have a strategy. Maybe we are doing it or maybe we are not. If we are not then we must be able to address the root cause of the problem in order to take action and get the desired result. But what does that even mean? Suck it up? Get somebody to hold you accountable? No, getting to the root cause of the problem means uncovering why we aren't doing what we know we should be doing in the first place.
Most people stop at strategy. They search for information, develop a plan and then hope that they will follow through and succeed. And based on what I see, that is not very effective. The whole goal is for you know what to do and then do it... consistently.
But problems come up. Things happen at work, loved ones pass and priorities become shifted. Having the ability to see how your thinking affects your actions during those problematic times is the first step toward doing what you know you should be doing.
All results are created by actions and actions are driven by our perception or how we think about the problem or obstacle or opportunity that is taking place in our life. How we see everything is optional and when we fully understand and become aware of that then we immediately gain the ability to solve any problem and create the result that we want. No matter how big or small the problem.