I have been exercising formally or informally for most of my life. I have taken a few years off here and there but for the most part I have done some form of workout. When I first met my husband, hanging out with him took precedence over the gym, and pretty much everything else for a time. Ultimately, I realized that a non-working out me isn’t really me at all.
Right now and for the last year almost, I have been doing a tabata workout at home each morning. It has been great for me to have a routine, get the body moving and awake without having to go anywhere or take the time for the commute, etc. I am grateful for this period and I have maintained a certain level of fitness but I have not markedly increased my fitness overall. I am okay with that for that period.
Now it is again time to go to the next level. I have never been more fit in my life than when I had a personal trainer. I loved working with him and I got results that I would not have gotten on my own. I would like to think I would have. I would like to think that I am self-motivated and educated on what needs to be done. I am. However, the reality of implementation is something completely different.
You see, my trainer knows what my body is capable of doing even more than I do because he doesn’t have the same limiting beliefs. He knows what remarkable and resilient bodies we have each been given. They adapt and improve at amazing rates if properly trained. Properly is the key word here. Improper form or the wrong routine at the wrong time and you will get injured or not make the gains that are possible. Most of us, even if we know exactly what to do, will not be able to consistently push ourselves, in that perfect goldilocks formula, the way that we can with a professional coach leading, guiding and encouraging us.
Which is why I am also taking the next step with my business. I have hired a new coach. As a coach myself, I realize the importance of getting help from professionals who have been there and can help me to improve beyond what I can do on my own. I have had a business coach all along, but I am adding another layer, the next level in order to quantum leap my reach. I know that I am worth it. My business is worth it. My clients are worth it. And it is time.
If you see that it is also time for you, say yes to yourself here.