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Why You Need Support If You Really Want To Succeed

It’s nice to think that when you want to achieve a goal you can just do it on your own.  But can you?  Here’s why you need support if you really want to succeed.

What You Need In Order To Achieve Your Fitness & Nutrition Goals:

1. Consistency.

Starting an exercise program or clean eating plan is one thing, but to stay consistent with it is a whole other thing.  When you first start you’ll feel excited and motivated but by about the second or third week you’ll probably be questioning why you’re doing this and slowly you’ll slip back into bad habits.  Sound familiar?  If you had a coach and a supportive group you wouldn’t get away with this.  Your coach and support group will remind you why you started and motivate you to keep going.

2. Long term plan.

You have to be in this for the long term.  You can’t just eat healthy and exercise until you achieve your results and then go back to what you were doing and expect to maintain your results.  A good coach will help you develop a plan that’s sustainable with your lifestyle.  Working out and eating right isn’t something that should be torturous!  With the right plan you’ll be able to achieve your goals, maintain them and be happy with your lifestyle.

3. A healthy nutrition plan.

A lot of people roll their eyes when someone tries to talk to them about healthy eating.  I know this to be true because I’ve seen it many times in my career as a fitness and nutrition coach.  People seem to immediately think that healthy eating means not getting to eat the foods they love and having to stick to a super strict diet.  This isn’t the case.  If you hate the food you have to eat, there’s no way you’ll stay on that nutrition plan.  A good coach will work with the foods you love to eat and teach you proper portion sizes.  Your coach will also teach you how you can indulge in the not so healthy treats you love so that you have balance in your eating and you don’t feel deprived.

4. You need to get out of your comfort zone!

This is the hardest for most.  People love the comfort zone.  Why?  Because it’s comfortable!  But just because it’s comfortable does not mean it’s good.  If you’re struggling with your weight and/or health you need to get out of your comfort zone.  It’s rare that a person can do this consistently on their own.  Your coach and support group will help you to push out of your comfort zone so you get the results you want.

5. More focus on healthy habits rather than just results.

The results you desire will be what motivates you to start, but don’t just focus on the results.  Just focusing on results becomes frustrating because results take time.  Instead focus on developing and loving your new healthy habits.  You gotta fall in love with the process!!  Your coach and support group will help you with this.  In fact, your support group is who will make you fall in love with the process.  As you start making new friends in your group you’ll create bonds with people who are of the same mind set as you.  You’ll find yourself looking forward to sharing your hard work and struggles with your group of new friends.  When you’re part of a group the transition into a new way of living becomes SO much easier and SO much more rewarding.

What’s Stopping You?

There are coaches and groups out there right now who are more than happy to welcome you into their circle and help you achieve your goals.  If you’re ready for a change, then CHANGE!  Make the decision to invest in you and get started now so you don’t find yourself feeling exactly how you feel right now this time next year.  Commit to one year all in, full on and see what happens – most likely you’ll wonder how you ever let yourself put up with feeling like crap for so many years.