Have you ever started to grab at the cookie jar first thing in the morning, only to hear your mother’s voice in your head telling you to stop because you can’t have cookies for breakfast?
Or maybe when you started driving, did you hear your instructor’s voice in your head reminding you to signal before changing lanes and gently applying the brake to slow down?
These voices represent someone who was there to teach you how to control your impulses and how to take good care of yourself.
I often chuckle when a client repeats one of my sayings to me. This morning, a client described a new smoothie recipe she’s decided to try. As she outlined the ingredients, she repeated, “Food is fuel, not entertainment!” YES! YES! YES!!!!!
Another client of mine who is of very small stature, found herself with her shoulders raised up and so tense that it was causing severe headaches. I placed sticky notes around her house to remind her to, “Relax your shoulders!” While training, she mouthed the words to herself so she’d keep correct form. I count these as Proud Trainer Moments because these little mental adjustments will help these clients for years to come.
Whether they work with me for only 6 months or 6 years, my goal is to influence their behavior and mindset in such a way that those little adjustments become lifelong habits which help them to address other aspects of living a healthy lifestyle.
The repetitive sayings can be different for each person, but there are definitely a few that apply to all – here you go!
- Food is Fuel, not Entertainment
- Never Miss a Monday
- Keep a soft bend in your knee
- Water Water Water Water
- Look up, not down – the ground isn’t going anywhere
- Fitness should be FUN
The lifestyle training I include with my clients is something that I feel is just as important as warming up and stretching. Do you have questions about how to get in the right mindset so you can succeed in your business, relationships or your fitness goals? Contact me directly to set up a consultation to determine if my program is the right one for you!