Today, I have a powerful story that is going to inspire you and fuel YOUR motivation to “get with it and stick with it” for both the short term results and long term benefits…
If you’ve been around here for a couple of years or longer – then you may remember when 1-on-1 remote coaching client, Joy in Australia, sent me her “Early Phase Reflection Letter” back in June of 2019 which I shared on the blog here (GOOD stuff!)
And now… fast-forward to 2020 and it’s time to share Joy’s “Graduation Reflection Letter”
Here it is.. Enjoy and see if it stirs something inside you that makes you want to achieve the same kinds of success – BUT YOUR OWN UNIQUE version of it 🙂
31st January, 2020
FROM: Joy – from Australia
RE: My 1-on-1 Remote Coaching Graduation and Reflection Letter
Hi Joey, as you suggested, I’m writing as me “witnessing myself” as another person from the outside writing about Joy, who I have been observing through her progression and evolution along the way.
(that really did make it so much easier! lol 🙂
Zen Quote: “The slow way is the fast way…”
Joy joined Joey’s remote personal 1-on-1 coaching program about 18 months ago.
At the time, she was unhappy with her overall appearance and was looking for a program that could help turn things around and rejuvenate her body and her spirit.
She had no definition in her legs at all, and her thighs were starting to look flabby.
Joy generally felt tired and miserable and believed it was “because of her age” (58 at the time) and that she just needed to accept that it was “part of the aging process”.
She found Joey on the internet via one of his online Lower-Body Fitness programs and made contact with him because his message made sense, and his approach sounded doable, like it “could be that thing”.
After speaking with Joey she decided to give his personal 1-on-1 program a go whilst not really expecting any significant change.
What appealed to Joy at the time was she was able to exercise at home; she didn’t need to purchase a whole lot of big equipment and she didn’t need to travel to a gym every day.
Additionally, Joey wasn’t going to be putting Joy on a crazy or extreme diet, which really pleased her.
Joy started at Phase 1 and found it challenging, but safe and doable…
She admits being exhausted after the first session, but she realized how de-conditioned she really was. It was a real eye-opener, but Joy was grateful for being able to start this now, before it became too late.
At the time she did not realize that Joey had a progressive long-term plan and that over time she would move from Phase 1 to Phase 2, and then eventually Phase 3.
Looking back, Joy realized she would have never known how to create her own Phases of fitness programming, let alone be able to know how to progress inside each phase.
Slowly her fitness improved and when it was time to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2, she was apprehensive about the new exercises but persevered, and over time was able to master them and then eventually move on to Phase 3.
Surprisingly, with Joey’s unique style of Low-Impact/Focused-Intensity training, Phase 3 was still quite challenging, but Joy surprised herself, and after committing to the exercises she was slowly able to improve, making yet even further progress, both physically and mentally.
Joy has noticed the definite toning, sculpting and strengthening improvements in her legs, thighs and shoulders. The healthy muscle definition is actually becoming more evident now, and her butt has lifted and firmed considerably, I repeat, “considerably”. All of which she is extremely happy about.
Joy has noticed the benefits not only to her physical appearance but also to her emotional and mental improvements.
She has also followed Joey’s “Fusion-Flex” nutrition method which is based on eating in the real world of everyday life, and includes access to many effective strategies, specific tactics and incredibly simple recipes straight from Joey’s own kitchen.
She especially loves starting her day with Joey’s Super-Natural Fast-Breaker Espresso Super “Shake”.
Joy’s body has responded so well to the exercise and nutrition program that she is at the point now that she doesn’t need to weigh herself obsessively, and when she puts on a pair of jeans, she is always happy how they just slip on.
She believes this is a program she will follow for the rest of her life because it is now a part of her lifestyle and supports her mission for the type of life she envisions living and all the things she plans on doing in the next few decades.
She has learned, through Joey’s one on one coaching, how to be accountable and to make proper exercise and good nutrition a part of everyday living.
Seeing her reach Maintenance Phase has been quite inspiring. I don’t think Joy could have ever pictured reaching this level of physical, mental and emotional fitness.
She has recently turned 60 and is celebrating the rewards of her commitment to Joey’s coaching and, most importantly, to herself.
She loves seeing the definition in her muscles, her posture has improved and she is sleeping better. She feels good in her clothes and is happy to duck into a clothes shop to try something new without having to spend time ‘dieting’ before she is game enough to try anything on, lol.
Joy now shops for clothes that she NEVER wore in her entire life and she is over the moon about this. But even more important is how Joy now feels about her overall health, wellness and longevity as she looks toward the amazing projects she wants to accomplish in these next few decades of her life.
Balanced workouts and healthy meals are now an automatic daily habit for Joy and she is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her SCULPTAFIT Home-Gym to fully complete and enhance her new lifestyle and future visions.
To put it all in one sentence: Personal 1-on-1 coaching with Joey has completely changed Joy’s life for the better!
How sweet is all that!!??
I share these stories not to brag at all – BUT to show people WHAT IS POSSIBLE – no matter your past and no matter when you get started…
AMAZING things ARE possible.
Whatever your goals are – you can reach them.
You are worth it and your life can be as incredible as you’d like it to be.
Take care of you first and the world gets to be blessed by the best version of YOU!
Any questions, comments, thoughts? Post below – I always love hearing from you.
Your trainer for LIFE,
~ Joey Atlas