HOW do I get there? The answer is…

Understanding the “WHY” is “HOW” you will get there!!

I get asked all the time “How do I get started and keep going with my fitness program?”. The reality is that it’s much easier to get started than it is to keep going. Most often people who engage in a new fitness program start out full of enthusiasm and energy then before long lose their momentum and ultimately abandon their good intentions. The average time frame for this is about three months. The reason, as far as I can see is simple…you’ve either failed to set goals and plan or you haven’t thought it through far enough before you got started.

The key to success when you embark upon a lifestyle change is understanding WHY you are doing it to begin with. Exploring WHY it’s important or WHY it’s necessary to make a change is key! When you do you’ll be better equipped to stay-the-course and maintain the momentum and motivation necessary to reach your goals. Skipping this important step can set you up for failure before you even get your program off the ground.

Here are the questions I ask all my new clients:

What is/are your main goal(s)?
What is your long term goal…where do you see yourself in 12 months?
What is your short term goal…what do you expect to accomplish in the next three months?
WHY… are you here to see me? …are you doing this? …is this important to you? …is it necessary?

I challenge my clients and force them to dig deep to answer the “WHY”. I want them to understand clearly WHY they are wanting to make a change and WHY their goal is important to them. THEN we talk about how they will get there. THEN we break their goals down into manageable bite size pieces or baby steps. This strategy helps my clients keep their eye on the end game, it helps them keep their head in the game, and more importantly…it keeps them motivated to WIN THE GAME!

Understand “WHY” before deciding “HOW”

Yours in fitness and health,

Signed, Denise