One of my clients sent me this meme and I thought it was absolutely hilarious and very applicable to how it feels when a new client first starts with me. It can be daunting at first all of the meals, measuring out the food and the grocery list,
It will get easier I promise. Like anything in life, starting something new is a process and can be difficult in the beginning. Stick with it! Think of the first three weeks like the beginning of a romantic relationship. You must build trust first and take it slow… we are getting to know each other.
You must make a commitment to the process. It takes 30 days before you start seeing changes and the process becomes a part of your daily routine. Like anything, the first 30 days are the hardest! Be patient with yourself.
How do you balance your regular life with fitness?
You need to be committed to changing your body. You have to stick with that goal and do what it takes in order to achieve it.
There will always be another party and another slice of pizza. Ask yourself, is it worth it? Will this help me to achieve my goals?
Remember, coach Ashley has eyes everywhere! LOL.
Your body wants to fall back into being the weight you were at... That was comfortable and you must fight to change it.
You must always plan ahead and have your meals prepared.
We all have emergencies that come up and things that are out of our control. I always like to have “emergency” meals with me such as protein with oats and almonds or a Quest bar. This is not ideal as your food has a more thermogenic effect, however this is in case of emergency and I would rather you eat this than miss a meal.
Ok, now onto PEOPLE.
People will always have an opinion and ask lots of questions.
Questions I often get are:
"YOU'RE EATING AGAIN?!?!"
“Why aren’t you eating ____”
“You look amazing already… a little bit won’t hurt you!!”
“Fruit is healthy!!”
“I ate _____ on my program…”
You may find yourself having to defend your program. When it happens to me I just refuse to discuss it or say something like:
"That's great! This is what I am doing"
OR you can blame me!
COACH ASHLEY SAID SO!!
YOU need to reach deep down and remind yourself why you are doing this. Funny how when you are eating junk food no one says anything but if you pull out your chicken and rice all hell breaks loose.
If people deem themselves worthy, you let them in your life.
Your first priority is to yourself.
Whatever you want to do, get your health on track and remember your only obligation is to yourself.
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To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. ~Confucius