Yesterday was my last day at the old gym and today is the first day at the new one.
I’m nervous about starting at a new gym, but I’m bloody excited, although I don’t like being in town, I love working in town and I like the hustle and bustle and not knowing who you could be sitting in the coffee shop with, I could be sitting sitting next to the leading Doctor for heart surgeries, the wealthiest man/woman in Birmingham, the person who invented revolutionary like the Cupboard hahaha
I wanted to celebrate 3 things that Made this possible this morning 1) Forgiving (not forgetting) it’s fair to say me I didn’t leave my new manager on good terms the last time at a different gym however when he offered me this role, I forgave him for how it ended last time, forgiveness is a massive thing, it’s not as easy as people make out, it makes you have to be able to swallow your pride and drop your ego, you aren’t better than this person, they made a mistake, people do, get over it.
Everything is forgivable, forgiveness doesn’t benefit the other person at all, it doesn’t make them feel good but it’s does you, it like opening all blinds in a room, it takes away a little bit of darkness in you and makes you feel better.
2) A lot of my old clients have come back – this is by far the thing that has made feel amazing, people don’t buy personal training if they don’t think you’re good, they don’t buy PT if they don’t like you so the fact people are coming means I’m doing something right, it’s amazing that people have faith in my ability! I’m truest grateful for that.
3) Making the step – realising that enough was enough and it was time to go – It’s called the Sunk cost fallacy, I put quite Abit of money and time into trying more make Sutton work as a business, I paid for facebook ads, I was there 10-12 hour days, doing overtime and extra classes where I could to get in front of as many people as I could, despite all I had invested ‘sunk cost’ into the business I couldn’t make it work. So I had to make the call and step away rather than investing more time more money into and then having further and further to go to make it float.
These are all related to you too – dieting or training – apart from forgiving, you can’t forgive chocolate BUT you can forgive yourself for eating too much and going beyond the point you’re happy with your body, don’t forgot how much fat you put on because without that you wouldn’t be here reading this and hopefully having fun with your diet and training, so don’t make yourself feel guilty and bad all the time forgive yourself and start to make a change to lose weight!
Going back to what you know, did you lose weight on a specific diet? Fad diet or not, what made you lose weight, what did you enjoy about it? Ask yourself these questions and do a version that you enjoy, that’s healthy, that you can sustain and take parts of 2 or 3, most of the women I have trained have been on 5 or 6 different diets, take bits and use them.
Sunk cost fallacy – have you put money and time into a trainer and aren’t seeing any results? Then fuck him/her off, leave them, it doesn’t matter that you already have put money into them, they aren’t getting you results, you don’t have to be loyal when you aren’t the results you’re paying for.
I had a lady recently who went back to a trainer she had no results from recently because she felt like she had to be loyal and she had already put so much into another trainer, NO! Stop!
If you’re paying for anything now that doesn’t serve a day-to-day purpose, then stop sinking more and more into and find something or someone else that will actually help.
The Main Author is Dan Grimes, Guest authors will be posting too.