So, you decided to invest some money into getting a coach to help you with your fitness journey. Thats a great idea, but many people think that this is everything they need to do. But even the best trainer cannot force you to go to the gym. Or watch everything you put into your mouth. Or do your cardio for you. So it’s all about you!
As long as you don’t put in the work that you need to do, nobody can help you. You paid for this, so it is in your best interest to get everything out of this time period of coaching. Log your data, take your photos, do your workouts and commit to your meal plan. Optimize your regeneration: buy good food, cook, sleep and relax with as much dedication as you put into your workouts. Give the process some time and you will be amazed by the results.
You have to believe
The mind is a powerful instrument and I see many people holding themselfes back by negative thoughts. “I am too old for this!” “will this even work?” “I don’t think that I can do this” … If you limit what you can do or achieve even before you have honestly tried, how do you think that you can reach your goals? You have to believe the process!
There was a study in which the probands were told that they were given testosterone. One group actually was put on steroids, the other only got a placebo (like a candy to swallow). The group which was given fake steroids actually gained the same strength and gained the same size as the steroid group. They only thought that they got “the juice” and made the same gains. Think about that for a second!
So you have to placebo yourself into the process! Really push it, believe it, try your best! Remove any distractions and unnecessary stress as possible. Avoid any nay-sayers, surround yourself with positive people, who want you to succeed. Immerse yourself into health culture: unfollow all the food selling sites, “like” or follow more healthy people/sites. If it helps you, watch more Arnold movies!
Just do everything possible that drives you deeper into your desired mindset!