Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Everyone Needs a Kick in the Pants!
Accountability is priceless. It's easy to call off on yourself, but when you have someone expecting you or counting on you, you're more likely to stick to your guns.
When I was taking my cycling certification we did this visualization game in three parts. The first part was to cycle as hard as you could and to do it for yourself. The second part was hard cycling against someone you didn't like or a bully. The third, was to cycle for a friend for inspiration or help. Guess which scenario produced the greatest results? The third one!
This is why a trainer (or very dedicated work out buddy) can help keep you on track. You know that if you cancel on a trainer, there will be hell to pay next time. Also, a trainer helps you set goals. I talk about motivational triggers in a past blog which you can access here.
Also, did you know that trainers train each other? It's true! We are not super human with or paragons of perfect nutrition and exercise (at least I'm not:) We keep each other in check. In fact a very special person in my life taught me how important it is to take care of each other (I'm talk about you Ed). My trainer trains me and I do body rolling with him. We keep each other in check and teach each other.
Everybody needs a kick in the pants! If you've tried to stick to the plan and have not found sucess or if your workout buddy cancels everytime there's something good on tv, consider doing a bootcamp or hiring one on one personal training. Look for one that will inspire and has a passion to help you reach your highest goals.
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