This email was just too good to not forward to you…
Here's an article I've wanted to write for a LONG time now.
Well, I finally did. And I'm extremely proud to share it today.
If you're trying to improve your own health and fitness… it's an
absolute MUST READ. And if you coach others… DOUBLE MUST.
===> The "Pause-Button Mentality" is ruining your health and fitness.
What's it about?
Well, you've probably heard clients say something like…
"I'll resume healthy eating/exercising after vacation… once the baby is
born… after Dad gets out of the hospital… January 1… Monday."
While this kind of Pause-Button Mentality may seem reasonable, it could
be ruining their health and fitness efforts.
Here's why, and what you can do about it…
===> Instead of hitting the "pause" button, help your clients do this:
What's the harm in "pausing" healthy habits when life gets crazy?
Well, this completely natural and well-meaning impulse is one of the
fastest, surest, most reliable ways to SABOTAGE their efforts.
It may give them a temporary relief… along with the cozy illusion that
if they "start fresh", they'll find the magical "right time" to begin.
But, unfortunately, there will never be a perfect time to hit "play"
again. You and I both know — perfection just doesn't happen in real
So, how do you respond when your client wants to press "pause" on their
health and fitness efforts?
You simply help them "adjust the dial". Here's how…
===> How to "dial up" and "dial down" health and fitness:
The key to helping your clients reach their goals: Small improvements
done consistently over time.
So today, let's shift your clients from an "all-or-nothing" mentality…
which usually gets them "nothing"…
…to an "always-something" approach, where your clients can still make
…even amid vacations, demanding work schedules, family demands,
If you can just keep them moving forward, no matter what happens, no
pause buttons, no do-overs… your clients WIN. And you win too.
===> Take your clients from "all or nothing" to "always something":
Until next time,
PS – Check out the illustrated "dials" about halfway down the article.
They're great tools to help your clients adjust their fitness, nutrition,
and wellness, based on life's demands.
John Berardi, PhD, CSCS