Last week, I wrote about hiring my first nutrition coach. I hired someone to give me a fresh perspective. I thought I was also hiring someone to give me some accountability. What I have really gained through these last few months is how to keep focused.
Websters definition of accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions
Your lack of success in nutrition isn’t your goal or motivation. It is a lack of where to focus. I am a coach. I give people nutrition advice, tips, and recipes for a living. I wasn’t lacking the motivation or even knowledge. When the day went south or life/pandemic stresses would come at me, I would lose my focus for a bit.
Websters definition of focus: to concentrate attention or effort
: to adjust one’s eye or a camera to a particular range
True change, in any area of our life, requires getting down to the root of the problem. Food, in and of itself isn’t the problem. Donuts don’t jump off the tray at the store into your cart. A second helping doesn’t magically appear on your plate. A glass of, insert your favorite alcoholic drink here, doesn’t poor itself at the end of a stressful day. If success came down to knowledge and motivation, most of us would already be successful.
What I learned and what we do at CrossFit Erie, is a three step process:
First- We need to define what your goal is. This is more than “I want to lose fat, or tone up.” We want to get a realistic and specific goal.
Second- We create a strategy. We will discuss a plan for you and teach you what a great day looks like.
Third- We give you tactics for success. This is where the focus comes into play.
What happens when you want the cookies? What happens when you’re hit with bad news? What happens when your business is mandated a second shut down? Having a coach becomes more than someone looking to see if you did well on a test. We are teaching you how to change your self talk, how to celebrate the small win of not eating a cookie today and instead grabbing a healthy snack. We aren’t sitting back checking boxes. Did they eat protein? “check” We are giving you the tools to succeed with the obstacles life will continue to throw at you.
If we just held you accountable, we would check in and see if you followed your plan. While this question might come up, we want to offer more. We can help you adjust your focus to your goal. We want to teach you how to put your attention not on the now, but on the end prize; day in and day out. A plan that fits your everyday life.
If you are ready to change your life through a nutrition overhaul, click here, then select free intro. We would love to share with you how to reach the goals you have always wanted.