Without the help of those closest to you, without their understanding and cooperation, you may find yourself moving in slow motion if not going round in circles when it comes to making diet changes and increasing your levels of exercise.
A client I was working with, with much enthusiasm to reach his goals, to begin with, found himself in such a predicament. Family members weren’t as supportive as he had hoped even though this time around he sought the aid of a Fitness and Nutritional Adviser (myself). He told me his siblings were busy with their lives and the support from his elders wasn’t as he’d hoped (maybe you can relate). When family see you making an effort at something that you have given give up on in the past due to ‘a pain in my arm’ or ‘I plan to, once the rain stops maybe,’ they can get tired quick until you show and prove with persistence and perseverance.
Making any change in life has its hard beginnings and Allah (glorified be He) says in the Qur’an that with every hardship there is ease, twice over in fact (See Surah 94: Al-Inshirah of the Qur’an). No man is perfect but we can all seek to be and do better than what we did the day before.
Fitness Advisors can do so much, motivating you and providing the tools to help you reach that goal but you need to want the change more than you want to stay the same. If you’re ready for change you need to get the network on your side or look for those that will support you. My clients always have my support whether I have to make an unexpected check-in, phone calls, email and social, I’m not ‘EE’ but I keep it moving.
Part of preparing for a weight-loss journey is a conversation with yourself and also conversations with those around you, so you know what kind of an impact your new journey and lifestyle would mean to you, them, what they can do to make your life easier and what not to do around you such as eating crepes, crisps and chocolate while you’re preparing a yoghurt bowl and drinking water. Saying that you need to find enjoyment in the new you because eating healthy isn’t a chore once you embrace your change.
It’s important for myself and client to set SMART goals that can be regularly monitored and altered throughout the 8 weeks of the programme ‘The Old Medicine’. Setting goals brings you one step closer to achieving them once you believe you can actually do it. And in reality, even if you had the whole world saying ‘Nah, he’s not gonna do it’ but you were persistent, patient and prepared for the hardship you’ve won.
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