Tuesday, August 12, 2014 • Kent, OH 44240
So I got a wonderful phone call from a new client of mine today. Now, to put things is perspective, this client came in very depressed and said he was kind of at rock bottom. You see, he had a recent breakup, and because of an injury had lost a lot of weight. Sadly, it was almost all muscle and he was feeling terrible.
In talking with him, it was apparent that he was very depressed. Now, as we talked we discussed goals. What became apparent was the first goal for him was that he needed to take some control of his life. I think to him, he felt he had lost control of much if not over all of his life. In discussing this, I reminded him that the simple fact that he came to me, or was looking into finding a trainer WAS CONTROL! He was taking control of his life. He was doing what he needed to improve himself! HE was taking the first step!
So, we set up our first workout which was yesterday, and got through it. Now, I enjoy interacting with my clients and while we workout, we also chat, share stories, and just have fun. I think that anytime you get as personal as a trainer and client get, there has to be some fun involved. At the end of the session, my client was laughing and said he could really feel he had a great workout. One of the great things with working out however, is that is affects you not only physically but mentally as well!
So this morning, the client calls me kind of out of the blue and said he simply had to tell me that he feels GREAT! He said while sore, he is newly energized and motivated. To be honest, in talking with him, it was like someone flipped a switch! He then said I just wanted to tell you!!
Change is a process, and there will be highs and lows for this new client not only in his training, but in his life just as we all experience. Still, the lesson here I feel is that change WILL NOT happen if you don't take the first step! YOU control your destiny! Sure life throws in obstacles, but WE ultimately control the outcome!
Take that first step, no matter where you are in this journey we call life!