Since starting personal training I’ve started to read a lot of books on all areas of the fitness business. I’m a huge believer in mindset and continuously improving it.
You need to have a strong mindset to get a job done especially when it comes to fat loss. You need to understand that you are the only one to make the changes happen, you make your own decisions in life, no one forces you to do anything (no matter how good the personal trainer is, he/she cannot do it for you).
The best transformations I get are clients who come with a strong mindset or build one as they progress. You will have so many road blocks along the way and you will have many things that will try to put you off track.
Below are a few things that may happen:
You will be laughed at by others because you are trying to be better.
You will be talked about by friends.
Right from the off people will say things like:
“Why go to a personal trainer? You won’t be able to do it, you will give up after a week”.
“Sure just one cheat meal won’t hurt, come for a pint sure.”
“You used to be fun.”
“You have changed.”
“You are boring now.”
“You won’t stick to that.”
You will also get smart remarks from friends – you know the type of comments. Laughing it off but with a wee dagger in it.
Well this post is to let you know that all these comments above shouldn’t mean anything to you. These are just people’s opinions, not yours, therefore you do not need to accept them. If anything this should be fuel to the fire for you to prove people wrong!
On your head stone are you going to have someone else’s opinion of you on it? Absolutely not!
You need to build your mindset, your mental strength. It will help you in life whether it be a battle with depression, business or fat loss, no matter what, your brain is a muscle and like every muscle it needs worked!
Great quote by Jim Carrey… “I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don’t; exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get enough sleep consume positive material, surround yourself with support, then you aren’t giving yourself a fighting chance.”
So it doesn’t matter if you are 30st or 18st, if you have the right mindset you can reach your goal. I will be showing 2 great examples of this come September. 😉
So below is a great book I recommend you read at some stage: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k” by Mark Manson.
Give yourself a chance, I bet you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!