Mindfulness Wellness

Trying to do it alone?

When I first started my own training and fitness journey I thought that I had the motivation and the determination to go it all alone. So I threw myself into learning as much as I could, which wasn’t a bad thing, but it became all too consuming, overwhelming, and I had unrealistic expectations. I wasn’t getting the results I thought I should and it was frustrating, to say the least. It was around this time that I started working with a coach.
What I found when I worked alongside a coach:
  • They allowed me to see the bigger picture and had the knowledge to help keep me focused – it really made all the difference to my progress.
  • They first got me to realise changes take time.
  • They told me that if you are not patient enough you will end up trying to make changes that don’t need to be made, leading to stagnation or even regression.
  • It’s very easy to see how you can lose momentum by making changes too quickly.
  • When I tried to do it alone, I become lost and disillusioned by the entire process – to the point it wasn’t rewarding anymore and I wanted to throw the towel in.
  • Having a coach really allowed me to focus on the process of what I needed to do day in, day out to get the result that I was after.
This in turn allowed my expectations to become realistic, as it was these processes that would inevitably lead me to my success!