A common question I get is..
“Why don’t your programs have a ‘pause’ feature”
After all what’s the harm in letting clients take a break when:
-Leaving for vacation
-Overwhelmed at work
-Pregnant, or after cleared for exercise
-Caring for an ailing family member
As a client the thought process boils down
“If I miss some workouts, eat the wrong things, skip the homework…I fail.
Aren’t I more likely to succeed if I take a break, just until I have the time to do it right?”
This is what I call the ‘Pause button’ mentality.
Now don’t get me wrong. I think it’s normal and even commendable to always want to do your best. To consider taking “time off” to regroup and hit it when life gets ‘easier’.
At the same time this is the fastest, surest, and most reliable methods of sabotaging yourself.
Starting fresh is a comforting thought.
Hitting the pause button ONLY BUILDS THE SKILL OF HITTING THE PAUSE BUTTON.
Whether it’s today, tomorrow, or some imaginary day in the future.
Hitting that pause button gives you a sense of relief.
It allows you a little respite from what can be a really tough slog.
(And the middle is always a tough slog)
But what that does is it teaches you the sprint mentality of only working in perfect conditions.
And that doesn’t teach you what matters.
It’s not about willpower it’s about skills.
In real world fitness scenarios, you learn how to get fit under weird tightly controlled, white knuckle, life situations.
You build your skill set of training and eating well under imperfect conditions.
I was on the phone with a prospect…A physician finishing her last year of residency in gynecology, she’s married, she has 4 small children, she has extended family to keep up with, she wants to be in shape..
That’s imperfect conditions and it can be done.
The upside to imperfect conditions is you increase your skills more quickly.
You learn to eat well on the run, with limited time, on a budget.
You discover 20 minute hotel room workouts.
Exercises you’ve never done before.
Dragging your spouse in as your training partner because by god you’re not doing this crap alone.
All kinds of real world skills.
So this is why there’s no ‘pause button’
in my programs.
We make it work. Just like you do in the
Just like there’s never a perfect time to
There’s only now-the right choice.
And later-the wrong choice.
The rest is up to you.
Forget about perfect conditions.
Forget about the pause button.
Forget about easy.
Focus on making it work no matter what.
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