You can’t do it alone. Making the changes to lose weight effects all areas: work, home, meals, free time. Listen to me. You are going to need a support system. A system or team of people that can and will hold you accountable and help you in any way you need.
Just like a sports team, you have to build your support team with the strongest players you kind find, each with their own specific role to fill. Some may carry a few roles, or you may have one person for each, but having these players in your life is going to make your weight loss journey as easy and fast as possible. The key players on your team that will help lead you to success are going to be:
- Coach– This is the person that develops your plan of attack when it comes to your diet and your workouts. This person is a professional, and there is no better professional than a personal trainer.
- Motivator– this is the person that can re-energize you, motivate you to workout when you don’t want to, and remind why all the hard work is worth it.
- Exercise Buddy –In the old School we call this a training partner. They’re going to be right there with you through all of your workouts, making them fun and a social event. Having mutual goals is nive but not necessary: as long as they don’t let you miss a workout and are game to push you a little further.
- Listener – Making changes to your life can be difficult, and you are going to need to figure out why you gained the weight in the first place. Having someone to vent to that is always a kind, quiet ear is a great ally.
Chances are, if you had people to fill all of these supporting roles in your life, you would be well on your way to making changes. More often the people closest to us are our worst enemies: setting bad examples, tempting you to skip your workouts or eat a fattening meal, or worse: they don’t believe in you when you express your desire to finally lose the weight.
If you have people in your life that fit these roles, be grateful, and call on them as much as you can. If you don’t, a Fitness Professional can fill all 4 roles at the same time. Find out how.
ProTip: Quite often your significant other doesn’t want you to change. Because then they might have to change too. And they Don’t want that. They are quite Happy with things just as they are. With you a being just a little unsure,a little uncomfortable, not really confident in yourself. Often the Subtle Sabotage of “You look fine you don’t need to go workout”. Isn’t about you. It’s about them. And you may have to ignore them for a little while to get what You want.