I'll wait until I'm fit...
and then I'll join the real gym
How many times have you said this to yourself?
“I’ll go and get fit and then I’ll join the gym”
“I’ll start by eating well and going for walks whilst I join the local 24/7 gym because it’s convenient, and then when I’m fit, I’ll go and join the more “full on” functional fitness gym”.
If you take a second to reflect on this, would you give the same advice to someone who wanted to see an accountant or financial planner?
Would you let your friend say “I’ll wait until I’m rich before I see a financial planner”?
No, because you know that’s exactly what financial planners do. They help people go from “not rich” to helping them set up the fundamentals, which can be repeated until they are rich.
You don’t have to be rich before you utilise their services. Their services are designed to help regular people learn the basics in a non-judgement zone so they can create a clear pathway to success and be held accountable for their goals.
Much like what we do.
Yes, we have some athletes who are “rich” in their athletic ability, but most of them didn’t start like that with us.
They walked in as total beginners, learned the fundamentals in a safe and controlled environment and were held accountable to doing the things necessary to achieving their goal. (we help them reverse engineer their own journey based on science and experience)
Fast forward 3-5 years and now they’re the athletes everyone thinks were born this way.
Whilst we don’t want to be negative nancy and burst your bubble, history generally tends to repeat itself and if “nothing changes, then nothing changes”.
Whilst we all receive strong bursts of energy and motivation from time to time, if this is your 3rd, 4th or even 10th attempt at “doing it on your own”, perhaps it’s time to reflect and realise that accountability and guidance may be the only thing holding you back.
You probably know what to do, but the fact is, if you’re repeating a diet or exercise program, it’s safe to say that it didn’t work the first time (or you wouldn’t need to repeat it)
Arguably yes, it could have worked and then you fell off the wagon, but if we are being blunt, if it was that good, you wouldn’t have fallen off the wagon. True?
So, whilst it’s comfortable to join the local gym and give it another crack on your own, what you’re actually saying is, “I’m still not ready to make a real change in my life and by doing it on my own, I won’t have anyone judge me and I won’t be wasting my time and money if I fail”.
Whilst it’s easy to calculate how much time, energy and money you spend on something if you fail, try reversing the conversation.
Ask yourself what it will cost you if you don’t get started at all.
Why do you want to get started in the first place?
What will you miss out on if you stay the same?
How could life be better if you achieved what you want to achieve deep down?
If there’s nothing at all, then there’s no need to start.
But if there is something, and it means something to you, then calculate the risk vs reward of making it a reality.
And if you want it to become a reality, then decide what steps you need to take in order to achieve it and what insurance policy you’ll implement to ensure you stay on path (hiring a team of experienced coaches).
If you’re on the fence about starting this type of journey, we have made it simple for you.
A no-obligation, 7-day trial to dip your toes in and see if it’s for you or not.
If you want to learn more about the 7 day experience, jump onto bodybybrando.com/locations and complete the application form.
We’ll give you a buzz and explain how it all works.
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