As a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, entrepreneur, I have no problem admitting that at times, I lack motivation. Although I am on the go 99.9% of the time- program designing, marketing, holding others accountable, etc., there are days when I would just like to stay in bed.
My personal life is also a mixed bag of responsibilities. I am married, have a 12 y/o stepson, 2 "needy" rescue dogs, maintain a town home, and have great relationships with friends and family close by. So why am I drawing this picture for you?
"Everyone who got where they are now had to start somewhere"- that's my mantra to clients. Once you get there, you are still not even "there" yet. It takes time to get healthier through strength, balanced nutrition, weight-loss, decreased stress, sleeping better, and even ACCOUNTABILITY! Have I missed any goals? Even I don't roll out of bed, wide awake, and begin doing jumping jacks. I actually have to check myself each day and make sure I'm on track. Sure, my business life is scheduled. I know what I need to do on specific days-post to Facebook, write a blog, write program designs, e-mail educational material, promote the studio.....but my personal life gets off track at times and IT'S OK. Nowadays, I don't beat myself up if I haven't written out what I'm cooking for the week or what days I'm working out. I'm human too!
Here's a little Wellness Coaching tip: write down 1 or 2 goals that you would like to get accomplished for the week. Are they well thought out and planned- descriptive enough? Tackle those goals each week until you get it right and they've become a habit. Why move on if you haven't completed those? Once you think you have it down, begin another week with a new goal/goals. And remember: "Everyone who got where they are now had to start somewhere"