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From Dan's Desk: Be Honest With Yourself

“I know what I need to do, I just need to do it.” Does this sound like you? We as coaches hear this on a regular basis.


If you’re stuck in progress or just need to get started, oftentimes you will know the answer. Then why aren’t you doing it? What is the sticking point? Is “what you need to do” even the proper thing for you or do you think it is because it’s what worked for someone else?


Yes, you need to start exercising, but jumping into CrossFit classes 4 days per week might not be the right decision if you’ve never been in a gym your entire life.


Yes, you need to make better nutritional habits, but maybe a super strict diet that your friend does isn’t the move for you just yet.


Too often, we try to do too many things for ourselves. This is even easier in the Information Age that we live in today where we are inundated with vast amounts of information at our fingertips.

Making a lifestyle journal can be very effective. Take note of what you're eating, how much exercise you're getting, and how you feel overall.


Call me biased, but it’s important to seek proper assistance when needed. You can change your own oil and brakes on your car, rotate your own tires, and maybe install an engine part or two, but at some point, it’s better and more efficient to have a mechanic look at it and do it for you.


Sure, you can cut your own hair, but is it really the best possible solution?


All of this is where proper coaching is helpful.


If you’re sick every month, something is off.


If you’re strength training but not getting stronger, something is off.


If you’re monitoring your calorie intake and not losing weight or fat, something is off.


If you’re not getting at least 6 hours of sleep, something is off.


If you’re not all in on your health, then what ARE you all in on? Bingeing Netflix? Partying? Your job or career? It’s fine to make all these things a priority. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Just know that when you say you don’t have time or aren’t seeing the progress you want, look at yourself and your habits first and foremost, and don’t blame others or other factors.


Seek proper coaching. Get multiple opinions. Give things an honest try before saying it didn’t work.


P.S.


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