We all have a thing.
A thing is something that we fall in love with or find great pleasure in that helps us reach our goal.
It’s what gets us fully committed to pursuing our goal.
In fitness, it’s basically what helps you take the steps needed to reach your goals.
Your thing might be:
– home DVDs
– group fitness classes
– having a gym buddy
– personal trainer
– accountability coach
– weekly progress photos
– publicly announce your goals
To name a few. There’s a ton of options out there to get you hooked!
If it’s joining a class you can’t wait to go to or making a commitment, all in, to a coach because you know you can’t do it on your own. In the end it doesn’t matter as long as it’s what gets you to reach your goal.
The point here is that there are nearly limitless options so get out there and try them!
My belief here is that:
You gotta find what works for you.
What’s your thing?
If you don’t know, make a list of what you’ve done. Then make a list of what you haven’t yet tried. It’s likely that’s your thing on the list of “haven’t done yet”.
February 6th marked my 2 year anniversary coaching (coachiversary if you will) with Anthrophysique.
It has been a crazy journey from college coach trying to figure out his options to online running coach with a clear plan for the future. I have learned a lot, from my first series of blogs to my first full time athletes, I’ve worked hard and didn’t necessarily see the results right away but you have to stick with it and keep grinding – Running and life often require the same principles.
The main principle being hard work, and what it means to actually work hard – it’s a subjective idea! Your ideas of hard work may seem like a breeze to someone else and vice versa. When I started my coaching I thought I was working hard but there is such thing as being busy for the sake of being busy, it’s the same idea in running – at a certain point you have to take that jump in effort to see more results. Continue reading “2 Years Later – A Running Coach’s Retrospective”
Most people have a goal in mind when they start their fitness journey.
Some goals are super specific, others are more general, but you always have a target you want to reach.
However, what I see missing for a lot of people is a clear recognition of where they are starting from.
Let me explain with an analogy: Continue reading “You know your goal, but are you missing the most important part?”
We all have different goals, routines, habits, programs and beliefs when it comes to training and building a training plan. Regardless of any of the above a common rule of thumb is to trust the process.
When planned properly, this “process” will get you exactly where you need to go. All you have to do is trust it and follow along accordingly.
And like most things in life, this is way easier said than done.
Recently I have switched my personal style of training to accommodate my daughters sporadic schedule. As much as I would love to spend two hours in my studio, it simply won’t happen. To add even more fun to that adventure, she frequently cries during my training sessions and needs to be fed/comforted/changed… this makes rest times between exercises a bit random. Continue reading “Trust the process… but only if you trust your coach”