What holds you back from reaching your health and fitness goals?

Earlier today one of the women I used to train reached out to me.  For her, she wanted to be able to train with me, but geographically it wasn’t really feasible and she found herself stuck.

So she did something really important, she reached out for advice.

“Can you motivate me?”

The thing with that is motivation has to come from within.  If you think about it the root word for “motivate” is “motive”. As in a reason for doing something.

When I first sit down with a person in my studio, I try to find out what the end goal that they hope to achieve is.  If they want to achieve something, then the motive is already there.  The question then becomes, “What’s holding you back?”

In my years of doing this, I have heard many reasons for not training.  Most common is lack of time, but we all have the same 24 hours so it really becomes what is the priority.

In this case, it was distractions.  I get it and that’s actually part of the value of having a gym or a training studio to go to.  When you are there, you are there to train and it helps you set your mind.

But another thing is to make an appointment out of it.  That’s half the reason people hire personal trainers to begin with.  When you have an appointment with a personal trainer, you are more likely to do it.

If you don’t have a personal trainer you can still get some of that benefit by simply making an appointment with yourself or with a training buddy.

Get a plan of attack. Write your appointment into the schedule, then have the self-discipline to actually do it. 

Start small so you don’t burn yourself out and add gradually over time.

And of course, if you need help figuring all this out, give my trial membership a go.

Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is in Boonton Township New Jersey with Lewandowski Chiropractic and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.

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