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You never know how just one little helpful share can positively impact someone’s life.
Here we go…
So many people desperately struggle their entire lives when it comes to their weight, body, health, fitness, wellness…
Some people never “find an answer”, while some do eventually find “that 1 thing that helped fix everything”…
So, today I introduce you to Joy from NSW, Australia.
She discovered me years ago via one of my lower-body videos and that’s when her journey started.
After a few more years of struggle and frustration, she decided to reach out when I offered another personal, long-distance coaching spot.
She’s been in coaching with me for a while now and the changes she’s experienced are profound. Today, I share with you what she wrote to me over the weekend.
This “reflection” is actually part of the coaching program – a little assignment to have her “connect to” the improvements and changes she has experienced.
I’m writing this to help me realize the incredible progress I’ve made since starting with you on the 1-on-1 personal coaching.
In reading it over, I realize there are some keen insights and lessons that may benefit others who are struggling with body issues, weight problems or overall health deterioration. So, please feel free to share this.
I’ve had body and self-image issues since childhood.
And most of them stemmed from my mum who was always making odd remarks and negative comments about my weight and my body, even though I was not really overweight as a young girl.
That combined with my own issues of never being consistent with a good program, caused me a lifetime of battling this body I live in, how I saw myself and what I thought of myself.
It all had a negative impact on my self-image, but through life I would keep trying and keep trying to fix things, like most other people, trying all kinds of crazy things.
In truth, I also struggled with consistency, no self-accountability, negative beliefs about my body and just being confused about what I should be doing in addition to Joey’s program I had bought a few years ago
Originally I really just wanted to improve my problem zones, my legs and thigh areas primarily.
This was actually how I found Joey a few years ago, via one of his lower body programs that was being mentioned in many places on the internet. I simply wanted to tone-up and get rid of the cellulite dimples and shadows.
The problem was that I was never able to stay consistent and hold myself accountable. My mindset was in the wrong place as well. I was heavily focused on the superficial aspects.
So when Joey opened up another 1-on-1 Long-Distance personal coaching spot, I knew I had to take it.
I knew that was what I needed. I knew I couldn’t do this on my own.
And so started this amazing journey.
Having daily check-ins with Joey has really helped with accountability and motivation. I want my ongoing reports to show that I had been taking Joey’s coaching seriously and was being truthful to my most desired goals.
All my questions get answered by Joey which in turn has helped with my focus and taking action with certainty, instead of doubt or second-guessing myself. He simplifies everything, by mapping out exactly what I need to do and he comes up with brilliant workarounds whenever they are needed.
For example, when I’m traveling, he guides me on what to do so I stay on track and I don’t fall off the wagon. In the past, any trip would be the start of getting derailed and knocked off the path again. But not anymore, this is a huge one. We fixed that.
I also had a bizarre foot/ankle issue happen because I didn’t realize how old my walking trainers were, and even though Joey guided me on getting new ones fast, he also guided me on how we are going to keep my positive progress going despite the ankles being an issue.
In the past the foot/ankle thing would have set me back by months. But with Joey’s guidance, I didn’t miss a beat and my ankles healed up even faster because of how I continued to do the other things Joey laid out for me.
His ongoing guidance has been invaluable to helping keep me motivated and on track.
Just knowing “he’s there” is a real psychological source of strength, because I feel I’m not alone in this. It’s a powerful dynamic.
His realistic and sustainable approach to eating has been extremely helpful. I no longer think about dieting, or restricting myself from foods.
I don’t pay attention to any odd diet fads or latest trendy crazes in the mass media. His nutrition guidance is all based on reality and timeless principles of physiology.
Joey also shares easy, delicious and healthy recipes along the way, which my whole family enjoys.
I’m now focusing more on how my body is feeling, rather than only how it looks.
I can definitely see improvements in my appearance which is great, but I am now also feeling and appreciating the deeper health benefits too.
Becoming more mindful of my health, both short-term and long-term has really strengthened my self-motivation and where I derive my inspiration from to stick with it now.
My shape and muscle tone has certainly changed for the better, my lower and upper body is much more defined, toned, firm.
I feel fitter, I have a lot more energy, my balance has improved and as I have progressed through Joey’s Phases I can now look back at certain exercises that I struggled with in the beginning and realize they are now part of my daily routine.
These improvements have been very rewarding and make me want to keep going, and not go backwards ever again.
Joey also helped with problems I had with my sleep pattern and by following his suggestions and guidance I’m now getting the sleep my body needs, which is brilliant and has helped other areas of my life tremendously.
I feel so grateful that I am in this 1-on-1 program as Joey has helped me so much with changing my mindset about my body image.
This has been so critical. I am learning to appreciate what I can do to also improve my overall health, wellness and longevity – as well as my appearance.
Negative thinking about my body was a tough one for me to redress as constant criticism as a child had a big effect on the way I saw myself in the mirror.
Joey talked this through with me consistently in the beginning and gradually as the weeks and months progressed.
So, I have now come to the point where I believe my health and fitness are priorities and my appearance, while still important, is not my only goal.
This is a profound shift for me, and it’s made a life-changing difference.
I’m now at the point where I can definitely see positive changes in my fitness levels, my appearance and my mindset.
Again, the mindset shift Joey has guided me through would have never happened on its own.
And I now understand why so many other people struggle with their body and fitness, it’s all tied to the mindset.
The good thing is once that improves, it allows everything else to improve. Everything is connected.
I wrote this as a reflection to realize how far I’ve come, how Joey’s unique approach and impact on me has transformed my thought process – and to allow others to see that real and true change is not only possible.
Your success is practically inevitable when you have the right framework and the right support guiding you along the path.
If you struggle with any of this and you’re considering Joey for the special help only he can provide, then as someone who has been where you are, I encourage you to do this for yourself and get the help that will guide you to your best potential.
Struggling and going “on and off” again and again the rest of your life is no way to live a good life. You deserve better and you can have it.
When you get the proper help the rest of your life will just get better and better, because you’ll have truly figured out how to take care of YOU… The Right Way, for LIFE 🙂
With much gratitude,
Joy from NSW, Australia
There are a handful of golden nuggets in Joy’s “reflection” letter.
==> I’d encourage you to print it out and read it with a pen or highlighter and make note of some of the specific turning points and breakthrough spots that helped create this awesome turn-around.
It is very likely that her turning points and breakthrough spots hold the key to areas in your life that need to be addressed or adjusted.
You probably have similar sticking points and obstacles – but just your own unique versions of them.
At the root they are very similar and can be addressed and changed in similar fashion.
If you’re still reading this, and you’re feeling like this is the kind of help you need and want, I’m currently creating a waiting list for anyone who wants one of the next spots for 1-on-1 coaching.
To get on the waiting list just send me a note via this contact page with a short summary of “your story” and why you need direct help and guidance to reach your most desired goals.
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More of these personal coaching breakthrough letters are in the works – stay tuned 🙂
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Your trainer for LIFE,