Let's face it - most of us need some kind of accountability in order to do what we need to get done. There are some people who are very good at keeping themselves on track, but many of us have a tendency to go too easy on ourselves, especially when it comes to working out. We try to stick to our goals, we try to strike off every item from our to-do list...and we really are committed to giving our best, until it gets too tempting not to.
Consistency Isn't Always Easy
Working out faithfully, sticking to a nutritious diet, and making the healthiest choices is difficult. There will always be times when it really seems like more effort than we have to give. Life is busy and our schedules can be exhausting. When stress levels run high, it's tempting to coddle yourself rather than push yourself. You deserve some ice cream and a night in front of the TV tonight. You'll get back to the gym tomorrow. The problem is that tomorrow might be even more stressful, or a night in front of the TV turns into five. Unfortunately, sometimes when we give ourselves an inch, we end up taking a mile. This doesn't make us weak or uncommitted; it just makes us human.
Once we feel like we've gotten off track, once we've missed a week of workouts or strayed from our diets for a few days, it can be terribly hard to get back on track. Aside from keeping us from reaching our goals, this can be incredibly depressing and frustrating.
If this sounds like you (and honestly, this sounds like a lot of us!), here's some food for thought - some people really benefit from the accountability that a personal trainer brings to the mix. Not only will a personal trainer work with you to determine your best diet plans, workout programs, and health goals; they will also make sure you stay on track.
Why Accountability and Supervision Matter
Do kids do their homework more faithfully when a parent is present? Do most employees perform better when the boss is watching them? At times and in some areas of life, everyone does better with supervision. That's what a personal trainer brings to you. A personal trainer makes sure you stay on track with your health goals and while they'll listen to your feelings and your needs, they won't buy your excuses.
Personal trainers are passionate about the work they do. They know how to help people transform their health and redesign their bodies. They also know that doing this takes consistency and commitment.
Sometimes, all we need is a helping hand to carry us through. Words of encouragement play a huge role in making us feel confident about what we're doing and that we're doing it right. At other times, we need a bit of a push to keep working towards our goals and to keep us from sabotaging them.
Needing someone else to help keep you honest about your health isn't a sign of weakness. Getting that help is a sign of strength and of your commitment to living the healthiest and fullest life.