Do Your Homework!
Nothing is more frustrating as a personal trainer than having someone come to you asking for help to get healthy and lose weight, you give them all of the tools that will help them, and then they do everything other than what you laid out for them. I give all of my clients homework for the week. Whether they are boot campers or personal training clients. I like to see people succeed in reaching their goals. But I cannot follow everyone around all day, every day to make sure that they are making the right choices and doing what I told them to do. It is every person's own responsibility to monitor their own actions in order to reach their own goals. If you want to lose weight by coming to boot camp twice a week, there is nothing holding you back besides the actions you take outside of our training. Boot camps are only one hour long. If you come twice a week or even three times a week, that only takes three hours out of your week that you are under my supervision. You have to keep your goals in mind and take the proper actions by eating the right kinds of foods and continuing to train for the rest of the week. You get what you give. If you make the conscience choice to become a healthier person and really make healthy choices a part of your every day lifestyle, you will see fantastic results. If not, get ready to not reach your goals. It's that simple.
This is something that I have to keep telling myself. I have to allow people to make their choices. Even if those choices are not in their best interest. But when it comes down to the nitty gritty, there is nothing that I can do besides keep my focus on myself and realize that there is nothing I can do to change certain people's actions. Either you want something bad enough or you want to find an excuse not to. I am the kind of person who loves to see results and the look on a person's face when they see the results in themselves. Because no matter how many workouts, pushups or jumping jacks I do, it will do nothing for someone else. The same rule applies to everyone. I can't do your pushups for you and you can't do my pushups for me. We are all responsible for our own actions or lack of. What actions are you taking to get the results you say you want? Are you ready to change your actions? Are you ready to give up the excuses and really work for what you want? If so, I'm ready for you! Bring it!