We set these goals mostly because we would like them to come to fruition... aka, we really desire the outcome.
For example, you could set the goal to lose 20 pounds by September 2019.
The desirable part about that goal is not the process it will take to get there, but the outcome of weighing 20 pounds less.
I think this is true across the board...
Most people fall in love with an outcome related to their fitness, but rarely enjoy the process.
They fall in love with the idea of being 20lbs lighter… but they don’t necessarily want to participate in the process of strength training 3x/week, meal prepping wholesome foods on a weekly basis, taking time for mediation or gratitudes, and developing healthy stress management strategies.
But, here's the thing:
The process is critical in order to achieve the outcome.
I often frame this to my clients in the following way: you may never love eating spinach, but you’ll love the result of eating spinach.
Eating spinach for a week will give you the result you want… but only for a week.
Getting results that last a week or two is easy.
Almost any fitness or nutrition program/diet on the market can do that.
It’s keeping the results that’s the bigger challenge.
The key is to keep eating spinach so you can keep enjoying the fruits of your labor.
So, how do you make sure you STICK with a process that’s not fun, a big change and - quite honestly - pretty difficult at times?
I'm sure there are many suggestions that people would make, and I don't think there's necessarily 1 right answer here.
But in my opinion, the answer is: Invest in a Coach.
Having a Coach means you have constant guidance, support and accountability all along the process.
A Coach is there to check in and make sure that you are sticking to the process (the unsexy part), so that you can achieve the outcome (the sexy part) that you have got your eyes on.
Lastly, and most importantly, a (good) Coach will reach out when you start to slip & offer help to get you back on track.
The process is rarely as desirable as the outcome, we know this to be true for most people.
But if you want to achieve the goals you've set for yourself, it's a part of the equation that you cannot ignore.
So, if you're serious about making big changes that require some uncomfortable actions, get a Coach in your corner to help keep you moving in the right direction.