What is your why?







Although I am turned off by some people’s negativity there is an issue I need to touch on at the beginning of this year. The vast majority of the people that I come in contact with and talk to about using a personal trainer never actually sign up and use me. The majority simply change their minds. The reasons for that are endless. If I could read their minds I’m sure the conversation would go a little something like this…

“I can’t afford that.”

“ I’ll probably just quit anyway.”

“ That’s too much work.”

“I don’t want to make that kind of a commitment.”

“ I’ll just look up free stuff on Pintrest and do it on my own.”

“ I’ll go to the free classes that they offer at my gym.”


What is your why?

Why do you want to make a change or get in better shape?

What is it worth to you?

How much work are you willing to put forth to achieve it?


That goal that you have burning in your mind…what exactly are you willing to do to achieve it? What sacrifices are you willing to make?

Is it really as much as you think? Not your glasses of wine? Not your donuts you grab on the way to work?


I guess what I’m really asking is… how bad do you want it?


Not willing to get out of bed earlier in the morning and sacrifice a little lazy time because your bed is oh so comfy and warm?

Not willing to pay a coach or trainer to hold you accountable because you think you shouldn’t have to sacrifice financially to reach your goal and you think fitness should be free?


Not willing to sacrifice a little goofing off time to put effort into meal prepping and preparing?


Let me explain something to you….this isn’t an act, movie or a TV show. This is the real world and I’m a real trainer that will shoot it to you straight. This isn’t going to be easy and you shouldn’t expect it to be. Period! This aint about your comfort zone, honey. And if you’re feeling comfortable then you ain’t doing it right!

A trainer that is educated and professional isn’t going to be free or cheap and they shouldn’t be! I have invested YEARS into my knowledge of health and fitness and I happen to think I should be fairly compensated for the time that I dedicate to helping other people. Hmmmm???


If you’re inquiring with a personal trainer but then start giving them all the reasons, times, dates and things you CANT do, well then honey you are NOT serious. At all. You’re just curious. You’re dabbling. Too many people dabble.

Stop talking yourself out of reaching your goals. Instead of being your own worst enemy, try being your own best friend. Stop coming up with all the ways things could go wrong and commit to making it go right!

Stop being cheap thinking you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Give yourself the ability to try and stop giving up before you’ve even tried.


You’ve only failed when you quit on yourself.

About the Author:

I'm Leanna Jensen. I'm a NPC Bikini Competitor, Personal trainer, fitness writer and mother 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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