Knowledge and skill do not create change.
Often, we know exactly what we should do, but we do not do it.
We may have the skill to do something, but that does not mean we will do it either.
Have you ever said; “I know what to do, I’m just not doing it” ?
I know I have!
Smokers know that smoking is bad for them.
Lack of knowledge is not the problem!
Changing habits that have been formed over a lifetime is really hard and takes a long time.
When it comes to having a certain relationship with exercise;
A certain relationship with food;
Habits around snacking or overeating, or feeling you’re not doing good enough;
These are habits that have been formed over years and take time to break.
So, if it is not the knowledge or the skill that forms the change, what is it?
Awareness is definitely one side of the coin, you cannot change something you’re not aware of.
But, it is also the quality of the relationships within your support network.
Who is in your corner, when it comes to your current fitness goals?
Do you have friends and family?
Whatsapp or Facebook support group?
Other clients working with your coach?
Who do you have to bring depth and impact to your results?
I have mentioned before about how much easier it is to adopt habits, if you join a group that already practices these habits.
For example, a cycling club that all go on bike rides together.
CrossFitters who train together, swimming clubs who meet and train regularly.
Slimming clubs may have issues with methodology, but they usually have the support network sorted.
When it comes to hiring a coach, it is the strength of the client/coach alliance that determines the results.
That is what we aim to create; a true partnership between client and coach;
Helping and guiding a client towards change, rather than simply telling them what to do.
It is definitely a collaborative effort, towards their goals.
Have a think about your support network.
Try to improve your connection with other people.
Can you find a support network, that will help you towards your goals?
Be honest with your partner, your friends, your family, about what you are trying to achieve.
Potentially, find a coach.
Surround yourself with people who know your goals, who can help.
People who are willing to help, because this journey is tough.