Real talk…some inconvenient truths.

For this blog post I decided to touch on 3 points that junk up my social media feed on a daily basis. I can’t get away from it no matter how hard I try. So, read on, if you dare.

 

1.) Personal Trainers, Coaches, Nutritionists, Business Coaches, Financial Advisors, even Therapists…they advise you!

They equip you with tools and knowledge. However, we CANNOT do the work for you!!! I can tell you what to eat, I can give you a meal plan with a grocery list, with the recipes, I can even come to your house to help you meal prep. But it’s up to you to take the initiative and start saying no to all those other unhealthy choices you’ve been making. And you know you’ve been making some. So many people have the wrong expectation as to what exactly the job is of a personal trainer. I do not do the workout for you. And no, following me around in the gym wont get it done either. Hate to break it to you but you can’t get in shape by osmosis. I can tell you exactly which exercises to do, but it’s your job to do them and not negate all of your hard work you put in at the gym by rewarding yourself with excessive calories and alcohol on the weekend. *

 

*More on this later. I’ll do a video blog addressing the science behind fat loss.

 

2.) You CANNOT dabble in fitness and expect to see changes.

 

This doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. If you’ve decided to “get back into shape, or lose weight” and said plan for doing so starts with “well…I’ve decided I’m going to start watching what I eat”…then I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that plan SUCKS!

 

 

One of my mothers favorite sayings to me was “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

 

If you’re intimidated or overwhelmed with how you’re going to come up with a plan to get in shape, then hire a personal trainer or nutritionist. Tell them you need a plan. They will do all the “planning” for you and guide you. Yeah, it’s kinda like, their whole job. It’s what I do for my clients and it’s honestly one of my favorite things to do.

 

To experience real success you have to become obsessed. And I guess this sort of goes for anything in life, not just with fitness.  It can’t be something you fit in when you have the time or when it’s convenient. It MUST be a priority. After all, it is your health, your body, shouldn’t it be a priority already?

 

3.) There will never be a quick fix and you don’t really want one.

 

Why? Because you’re better than that! You CAN make permanent behavior changes.

 

You don’t need those fancy, expensive supplements. I’m sure I’m going to offend someone with this point, but I honestly don’t care. Wraps, pills, shakes, supplements, fat burners…MOST are complete and total crap. Not science backed and not Nutritionist supported. When you know the science of what works and what doesn’t it’s hard to keep silent about it. Which is why I felt the need to rant about this on my blog. And just FYI to everyone out there, there is no FDA regulation on supplements. Soooooooo, basically that fat burner pill could be filled with rice powder and you would never know the difference.

 

What you do NEED is self-belief and consistency.

I do tire of seeing social media posts asking for the quickest, easiest way to lose 20lbs. “Uhhhhh, there isn’t one!”  That’s the correct answer.

“BUT IT’S JUST SOOOOOOOO HARD!!!!”

Really people? Really? Please get over your First World “problems”, sucks it up and start working harder.

Our society feels entitled to a fit, sexy & healthy body the same way a college graduate feels entitled to a high paying job. I encounter so many people that want what I have, they admire me but they don’t want to put in a fraction of the work I put in.

 

“Only those that drop the quick fix mentality and sense of entitlement truly remain fit after those bad habits creep back in. Invest in a Nutritionist or Personal Trainer. THAT is worth the money because you get an invaluable education.” –Kristien Hatchett

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Leanna JB

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I'm Leanna Baucum. I'm a NPC Bikini Competitor, Personal trainer, fitness writer and ,other of two. I am on a mission to help and serve others by sharing my knowledge of all things health and fitness.

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