Today I share yet another, profound and insightful “1-Month Reflection” from another private 1-on-1 coaching client, Kendall.
As you read what she shares below, it is very likely you’ll recognize some of the points she highlights as something that you may heave dealt with in the past, or are still being challenged by it to this very moment…
But, not to worry because there is hope. As you’ll see in Kendall’s reflection letter below… “change can happen”.
I have a few others in the works, and as time allows I’ll get them posted here on my main blog so others can benefit from the breakthroughs, mindshifts and insights being highlighted and openly shared…
After reading this – if you know someone who needs this kind of inspiration, please do share this post with them. It could be a friend, family member or co-worker – or all the above… Send it over
Here we go!
Kendall Reveals Early Key Breakthroughs in Her Personal Health and Fitness Journey
FROM Kendal – My 1-Month Reflection:
So far, this has been a great experience.
This first month was largely about me getting back into the swing of making fitness a consistent part of my day-to-day.
It was also about creating a greatly heightened sense of awareness around where I truly am with my current habits, vs. the stories I may have been telling myself about how well (or not well:) I was doing.
The awareness has kind of blown my mind and given me SO much more clarity around what I’ve been telling myself is important to me/a priority and the REALITY of what I’ve been doing, or not doing.
It has been so good to see, and a little bit confronting at times if the story I’ve been telling myself doesn’t jive with what I’m actually doing.
But I am SO glad to have the awareness and information, because from this place I can make different choices that are more in alignment with what is truly important and a priority to me 🙂
I have seen and explored the areas that have been keeping me stuck in current habits that aren’t working for me, and with Joey’s help and support, finding solutions that DO work.
The mindset pieces are truly powerful and so needed when it comes to shifting lifestyle habits. I KNOW this, yet I hadn’t been optimizing all of these pieces in my own life.
This is a work in progress 🙂
So far, my numbers are moving in the right direction, which is great, but even better than that, I am noticing a shift in my habits, my mindset, and my actions in terms of prioritizing fitness/my workouts, and really being even more mindful about what I’m eating on a daily basis.
I am also being more and more mindful of having positive self-talk, and treating my body with love and kindness.
In the past, I went for super intense workouts, and if I wasn’t “dying”, I didn’t feel like I was having any benefit.
I am blown away by how powerful the recommended workouts have been, despite being relatively short, low-impact and gentle. So I am letting go of feeling like I need to beat myself up to have a “good” workout, which is SUCH a relief!!
And it makes my fitness time more appealing and enjoyable 🙂
I have noticed an increased awareness of my body throughout the day.
I will notice my abs, or my back, and I love feeling this positive, healthy connection with my body.
I can feel my muscles getting stronger, and I’ve already noticed some increased definition in my arms- YES!!!
I have already increased my posture awareness- and it has already improved!!
I am tremendously appreciative of Joey’s support- he is so great to work with and such a powerful, positive influence.
I feel very comfortable with him and know he’s on my side, and I also know I can trust him to be honest with me and tell it like it is.
He will call me out if and when needed, yet it’s from a place of supporting me and my vision for the outcomes I’d like to achieve.
It feels truly incredible to have this level of support for me and my optimal health and fitness.
Thank you Joey, and onward to Month #2!!
Want to know why I share these awesome and powerful 1-Month Reflections?
One of the main reasons I share these here is to continuously highlight the FACT that not only do you need to have the right ‘methods’ of fitness training and nutrition, BUT it is of utmost importance to have the MINDSET component properly addressed and nurtured along the way…
Without the mindset aspect, NOTHING will stick. No true and lasting changes will occur…
And we know what that looks like:
You start something new with the best of intentions. It might be the latest fad “diet” or new hardcore workout program or a detox retreat or yet another piece of mass-market exercise equipment that becomes a clothes rack…
And before you know it – you are toast. Defeated. Game over…. the “outside world” won – and you are back at square one, again.
You didn’t have a “mind-shift” because there was no true and real accountability. Mentally and emotionally, your “old” self could not get caught up to the “new” self you are wanting to become.
And the “old” self pulls you back… again.
Accountability is “intangible” and that’s where the problem lies for most people. Fitness training sessions are tangible. Nutrition and supplements are tangible.
Accountability is not.
We can’t touch or hold it. But it is THE most important piece of this puzzle – and without it, there is no victory, there is no success.
Accountability is misunderstood, and avoided in the process… And the pain of “starting all over again” continues to repeat itself as the years go by…
Nobody really wants that. The key is “TO KNOW” about the mindset dynamic of Accountability so that you can include it as part of your process and your journey.
PROPER Accountability from the “outside” is where the magic happens – but eventually, the aim is to INTERNALIZE this element of accountability so that YOU become your own coach.
It takes time. But it happens. I know because I lived through it myself.
I’ve bolded a few critical points that Kendall shared – so you could make note of those and ponder them as to how they may apply to you.
Any questions, comments or thoughts you’d like to share? Please post below as you know I live hearing from you.
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