The Truth About Trainers and Coaches
You know, one of the reasons (if not the main reason) why I think people fail to get healthy and stay healthy, aside from getting bored with a training program, distractions by shinny objects (SQUIRREL!) and sticking to healthy eating habits is, the impression we give as trainers and coaches of being CRAZY disciplined.
Friend, I'm here to tell you...
you are not alone!
You may look at me and think, "Man Hector is crazy disciplined and that must be what it takes to be healthy and fit and he's a coach and trainer which make it even easier for him."
Friend, I'm here to tell you that...
I am just like you and I am not perfect...
I make poor food choices all the time in regard to my health.
I love my ice cream and pizza more than the next person. I wasn't born a natural athlete. This is something I have worked on day in and day out for the past 16+ years.
At 19 I was a fat and over weight by at least 30+ pounds. After seeing an Easter photo of myself I said NO MORE!
But first I had to make the decision to change.
I think as trainers and coaches we give the wrong impression that, it takes crazy discipline to be healthy and fit. Discipline is necessary but, I'd take consistency over intensity everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.
Anyone can be "disciplined" for two weeks.
I think (in fact I know) this is where people struggle! People think, "well I've already made a bad food choice, or I've already missed one day of exercise, I might as well just give up.
Hector's in such great shape, he must never miss a workout and never make a bad food choice. I don't think I can keep that up."
Again, I'm here to tell you I fall A LOT! I miss many of training sessions due to my busy schedule.
In my honest opinion, it's almost more challenging for me to stay healthy and fit than it is for you "the average Joe" (or "the average Jane").
You see, I don't have anyone to keep me accountable.
I don't have someone designing my programs. I spend most of my energy to ensure your success that I often neglect my own health.
I'm not complaining, I'm simply letting you in on my life experience.
There are days that I miss sessions and make bad food choices.
Be here's what I do different...
You see, I've already made the decision to be strong and healthy (that's the first step).
If I fall off, I get right back up.
At the end of the day, I am just like you, I am a normal dude, that wants to look good [naked], feel good, be strong and make my wife think to herself, "dayyyyum, he's still got it."
I am a normal dude that has chosen to BE GREAT!
We all have a choice.
P.S. If you liked this post and having been struggling to stay consistent with your health and need some to design a plan for you and keep you accountable to your goals...
I recommend picking up a copy of The Double Kettlebell Manifesto.