“Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff You’re telling me and anyone you’re hard enough”
Too many times I hear people say that they don’t need any help with their fitness or performance goals…they can do it on their own. Most of these people keep running in circles and never get anywhere. A year goes by and they are just as fat, just as weak, and in many cases performance is going down in their sport or activity. They continue to do things their own way. I believe that for many of these people, their ego is in the way and until they can let go of it and realize that they really cannot make it on their own, progress will never really occur. In addition, if it does, it will not be anywhere near what it could be.
It’s OK to ask and get help with things like this. I have been involved in the fitness, performance and sports medicine field for 17 years now and I am still confused at times, and have to bust my but every single day just to stay up with the current research and application that is going on out there. This is on top of putting 9-12 hours training and working with people too. The point is simple; how can the average person who has no real background in the area of fitness and performance be expected to really understand what they are doing and get real results if they don’t seek outside help? I don’t think they can.
If you are one of those people out there that just aren’t getting anywhere fast, or you are not seeing the results that you want or need, put the ego aside and seek out help. The internet is full of excellent information products, or distance training/coaching packages that can help you immediately. Further, there is an abundance of personal trainers, or performance coaches in your area that would be able to get you moving in the right direction.
Many people spend more money on their cars each month than they do on their own physical health. Priorities need to be checked! Remember that you really can’t put a price on your health. Fitness can be expensive sometimes, but isn’t your health worth it?
With the New Year coming up soon, there will be plenty of resolutions being made. Start your New Year in the right direction and don’t be afraid to get some help with your fitness or performance goals.