One of the biggest struggles I always hear from clients and potential clients is that time keeps them from being fully committed to their workouts, good nutrition, and taking care of their health.
And it’s easy to believe.
Whether you’re working full time or in school, taking care of a home and a family, or a combination of those things, it’s true that humans are busier than they’ve ever been.
But if this time in quarantine has shown a lot of people one thing, it’s that time was never really the issue.
Call it lack of motivation, lack of accountability…call it what you will.
Many people are still struggling to take care of their health and fitness despite all the time in the world.
Take me for example. Home shelter in-place, I have had the time, but it was something else that was holding me back from continuing with my own training & nutrition. I was definitely out of sync with being home for such a long period. It took me some time to back on track, but I knew that If I just kept making excuses, I wouldn’t be setting a prime example for my clients or family.
And we’ve always known it’s not time but rather priorities and discipline.
Because if in normal times two equally busy people can have very different health and fitness levels, time is the equalizer, not the divider.
What, if anything, has this time taught you about yourself? For me, it has been about
Clarity of focus – This comes down to knowing EXACTLY what you’re trying to do and staying solely focused on building that outcome. Divided attention and fuzzy focus will lead exactly to the results you’d expect…getting nothing done and believing your own excuses.
Extreme decisiveness Just know that dabbling, pondering, and thinking things over “endlessly” NEVER moves you forward. Follow through and just do it. A big part of making powerful decisions is understanding that failure is part of the growth process, not something that you should fear.
Having a no excuses mentality – If you use time, money, lack of support, etc. you’re not moving forward. You’ve got to be willing to do what it takes to create the life you want to build. No excuses. 🙂
Unwavering self-trust – Trusting yourself to make powerful decisions. It’s only by taking risks and not being afraid to make mistakes that you build your belief system, and ultimately, success. What is your belief system?
Having a support system – If you’re trying to lose weight, get in shape, create a healthy lifestyle entirely on your own, all you’re doing is setting yourself back. This comes down to coaching and mentorship, community, etc. There shouldn’t be a moment where you don’t have support. This has been one of my greatest personal keys to success.
Resourcefulness – This is truly the #1 most important characteristic for success. This is your willingness to figure out everything – whether it’s finding money to invest in yourself, your life, figuring out what works and what doesn’t, seeking your own answers, etc. Resourceful people never say, “I can’t” but ALWAYS rather “I’ll figure out how to make it happen.” This is a big one for me. Last month we closed our doors to our training studio (6 yrs) and created a new space here at our home. In doing this build-out, I struggled, bitched and griped regarding what we needed to get this thing done. I had to be resourceful in making this dream/idea a reality. We set a deadline of May 1st which gave me less than 30 days to open. I dug deep and figured things out, knowing that our clients who stayed with us were counting on us too. In short, I made it happen. Just kicked off our 1st session today with our members.
So, what about you? Have you become more or less fit?
How is it affecting the commitment you’ll make once the world reopens?
Have you made the choice today to get started?
Where do you want to be when this thing is over?
Please hit reply and share with me! I’d love to know!
Kipp – KALFIT Coach & Mentor (still in business and following my passion of helping others)
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