As I see it people have stages they go through when it comes to becoming healthy and fit. Here are the top stages of fitness.
1. The decline phase
2. The quick fix phase
3. The sick and tired phase
4. The education phase
5. The decision phase
6. The action phase
7. The accomplishing phase
The first stage is a decline in fitness from your past peak fitness level. Most people have declined significantly but almost all have declined in their fitness level.
It would be nice if everyone would skip the Trying Phase. It is the magic pill phase. Some believe it will work, some know deep down inside it won’t but want to give one more miracle solution a try. Others just do not want to pay the price for results, so they take the easy route filled with frustration and no long term results.
The next step invovles pain or getting great pleasure. The person realized that they need to change what they are doing. It is not working. Everything they tried was in vein. If someone is not to this phase it is challenging for them to see the light. They think they can do some crazy diet or just lift a couple of weights and bam they are in great shape! COME ON… IT DOES NOT WORK THIS WAY!!!
The education phase involves searching for the TRUTH. They find out what works and what has worked for others. They consider actually investing in themselves to become fit and healthy.
The decision phase is simple but crucial. They make a conscious decision to change not just a half hearted attempt. This is a crucial phase because if you are not truly ready, and do not have enough reasons why you will give up. Although anyone can do this not everyone is going to. There is work involved. This is a great phase because people are ready to start to take action.
The action phase is the stage where people pay the price. My clients are in this phase and invest to move through this phase quickly.
The last phase is crucial because people need to keep moving forward. They have to focus on setting challenging but attainable goals. This phase insures lifelone success and continual progression.
What phase are you in?
What can you do today to move to a better phase?
What would you need to succeed.
To a fit life,