5 Rules To Live By (If You Want To Get In Shape)

Today’s blog might sound like tough love because it is. I meet people every day who have spent 30+ years making poor health choices who think I can get them “beach body ready” in two weeks. These folks expect results without changing any of their bad habits. That is not the proper attitude to begin a fitness journey.

If you want to be successful, here are 5 Rules To Live By…

#1… Be coachable. Please don’t come to me with preconceived notions of what a proper workout looks like. Be willing to

  1. LISTEN
  2. TRY what I am telling you
  3. Give ME an opportunity to help YOU change your life for THE BETTER

#2… Write down everything you eat AND drink. Please do not just list the stuff you WANT me to see. And, um… light beers don’t work, so no, you can NOT drink more of them 😉

#3… Show up at least 2 days a week. Show up, lift something heavy a few times and we WILL make this happen. I can’t help you if you’re sitting on your couch watching other people play sports.

#4… Change your bad habits. If you don’t know how, ask me. It isn’t just one thing that is holding you back – it is the combination of a dozen bad habits you don’t even think about anymore. Whether it’s eating junk (sugar-filled snack bars, etc.), drinking too much cheap beer or diet sodas, not moving enough, walking too slowly, or whatever, just tell me so that we can fix it together.

#5… Take responsibility. You must understand that if you are going to achieve results, it is going to be up to YOU. The phrases “If it’s going to be, it’s up to me,” and “If I think I can or think I can’t, I’m right,” ring very true. You MUST take ultimate responsibility for success or failure. Sometimes clients believe their trainer is going to be the one who makes it happen for them. All we can do is educate, guide and support. Our clients must be willing to make and stick to the changes.

You want some good news? It CAN be done – I’ve seen it dozens of times. Progress CAN be made and results WILL happen if you meet me halfway. Show up, do the best YOU can every single session, and I guarantee you, in just a few months, you will be very glad you did.

Let’s DO this, because you know you want to…

Live life better.

Keith Wimsett

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