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You Are The Problem

What do you do when you’re a fitness blogger that doesn’t have anything to say? I’ve been experiencing a bit of writer’s block, and have come to the conclusion that perhaps a good ol’ fashioned rant may help. Here’s my rant… “You are the problem!”

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Where Do We Find Motivation?

I’ve been struggling with this problem for a few months. I’ve got a few ideas, and a couple of dozen blog posts still in draft form, but writing them seems more like a chore than something that I need to get off my chest.

Why do I feel this way? Well, there are probably a million fitness blogs out there, and they’re all saying the same things: eat this, not that; workout this way, not that way; 5 strategies to maximize your workout…; blah, blah, blah…

Everything has been said, and all of the information is out there. Most of you (not you specifically, but you, the people of the world) won’t follow your trainer’s exercise routines, or fitness advice. You’ll find yourself in the exact same place a year from now… with the desire to lose weight, lean out, and make changes, but with reluctance to actually commit to anything or stick with it and actually get results.

You see, creating workout routines for you to follow is easy. Sure, I think my programs are better than most, but any credible trainer should be able to put something together that works for you. Providing a nutrition plan for you is easy too. My blog, and every other fitness blog is full of tried and true nutrition methods that work for us.

The real problem is getting you motivated to actually listen to and act upon our advice.

What seems to be holding you back? Why are you the problem? Why aren’t the following motivating enough for you?:

  1. Feel amazing, and live an active life
  2. Avoid the financial costs of treating preventable illnesses such as type 2 diabetes
  3. Set a good example for your children
  4. Maintain an element of youthfulness for as long as you can.

How Are You The Problem?

I know your excuses because I’ve heard them all before:

  • You don’t have time.
  • You can’t afford a trainer.
  • You are predisposed to poor health because of genetics.
  • You don’t know what to do.

Do you know what all of those points above have in common? You!

You are the main thing in your life holding You back!

You see, I have the answer to all of those excuses, and they’re all in my online fitness program.

  • Most of my workouts are around 30 minutes to save you time, while you get results.
  • My plan is affordable, and costs less for an entire year than an actual hour of one-on-one time with me.
  • Most of the workouts are modifiable depending on your ability. Simply increase or decrease weights, ranges of motion, and intensities.
  • I provide a complete plan for you to follow, or I’m happy to provide email support and help you incorporate my workouts into your preexisting plan.

All You have to do is commit to something. With consistency, the changes that you’re after will come, but YOU have to be consistent!

As a trainer, it’s my job to be knowledgeable of anatomy, form, and posture, and how to address deficiencies in these things through exercise programming. I do these things very well. Understanding the psychology of motivation, well, that’s something else entirely. There’s positive and negative reinforcement, envisioning, and educating, but everyone is unique in their motivation or lack thereof.

Tapping into what motivates you is my eternal conundrum. If you’re struggling with getting started, and staying consistent, then contact me. Let’s figure it out together!

OK, that’s enough ranting for today. I’m going to follow my advice as well, and try to figure out how I am the problem when it comes to finding motivation to write more fitness content.

I’ll check back with you real soon when I figure it out!

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