Recently, I have been feeling unmotivated and without direction when I'm at the gym. I don't know what it is but I just haven't felt a spark or a good burn with working out for a while.
This is how I felt a few years ago, too. I have been going to the gym regularly for the past 10 years and I know how to work out. I know how to build programs and I even have my personal training certification. But, I needed more.
I have been asked before why am I hiring someone to help me with my goals when I am a professional that helps so many others with their goals every day? I've built a business and have coaches that help me help others with their goals and finding success.
I have hired a personal trainer in the past, and now again, just this week, to help me stay accountable and actually get results. I know I could do this on my own, I know I could keep going to the gym and giving half an effort, but, when I have to report to someone and give them my feedback on how things are working and how I'm feeling, I'm more apt to show up for me and give it my all.
This is just like with your nutrition. Everyone eats. Everyone knows how to lose weight, you know that you have to burn more than what you eat in order to lose it. But, what we don't know is how to keep ourselves motivated and focused beyond the two week challenge. We don't know what to do when we run into issues like going to a party on the weekends or out to dinner with friends. We don't know how to handle our nutrition when we feel stuck and overwhelmed. You need someone there who is trained in this, is a professional at what they do and can look at you as a whole, history and all to give you the best direction to get the best results.
When we hire someone, we pay more attention that if we got a free workout plan or meal plan. We take it seriously. And, we get results faster because we are learning how to do what will work best for our bodies, not just a stardardized way that may not work for you.
We need something personalized, with accountability and support to see results. When we ask for help and hire someone, we are asking for a hand up and faster results that if we go it alone.
I decided that I needed more support and that's why I hired a personal trainer.