Everybody is capable of achieving amazing results when it comes to improving health, fitness and body shape. The trouble is not everybody does get results! In fact it takes a certain type of person and that’s what this post is all about…
#1 Develop A Winners Attitude
This is the most important attribute. Most things in life you can’t control, but one thing you can choose is your ATTITUDE in any given situation.
As Viktor Frankl once said…
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
When you get distracted or something knocks you off track how do you deal with it? Do you let the setback stop you, do you stress for days on end, blame the world and make excuses or do you pick yourself up, learn and move on?
I say this to all of my personal training clients but your ability to stay on track will be determined by your overall attitude. Of course we all have good and bad days but how quickly can you bounce back?
Lots of people experience a bump in the road i.e. one week where they don’t lose weight..but then they throw in the towel and give up! This is not a winners attitude. You have to dust yourself off, learn from the past and go again.
Life will constantly test you, the better equipped you are at dealing with these challenges the more successful you will be. This concept doesn’t just apply to health and fitness it goes for everything: career, relationships, business, etc – developing a winners attitude is absolutely imperative.
#2 Eradicate Excuses
I know pretty much straight away when I see a client whether they’ve had a good week, and lost weight. I can tell immediately by looking at their body language, their tone of voice and eye contact. If I had a pound £ for everytime i’ve heard the following I would be richer than Donal Trump…
“Works been tough this week!”
“I’ve not been able to get to the gym”
The list goes on!
Also, especially when working with a new client, they may tell me what they think I want to hear…
“I’ve been on my diet this week, i don’t know why I havent lost weight!”
“I’ve been good all week”
“I went to the gym everyday!”
But then when you delve deeper you find out about the Dominoes pizza and 10 pints they had on the weekend! and in actual fact they only trained twice all week! lol.
One thing I encourage clients to do when this happens is to just be honest, I know when they are on it! The results and body language don’t lie. You can’t help somebody unless they help themselves.
One of the most important things is being honest with yourself and to eradicate all excuses. You either put in the work or you dont. There’s no harm in not doing the work as long as you don’t expect to get the results.
As Einstein once said…
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different result – Albert Einstein”
I remember years ago when i invested in a personal trainer, and I didn’t get the results I hoped for, the truth was I didn’t put in the work! He said to me… “You can either have results or excuses but not both”
If over time you develop a winners attitude and at the same time remove the obstacles and excuses which are holding you back I can 100% guarentee that you will achieve amazing results not only with your body but with anything you put your mind to.
Thanks for reading,