There’s one thing I repeat over and over in my work: “In order to get it, you have to want it.” Your personal trainer / coach can help you talk yourself out of bad decisions, we can make suggestions you hadn’t thought of, we can recommend tools for planning and tracking meals, we can remind you why it’s important, and most obviously plan the workouts and alter your form significantly so that you benefit the most from the work you put in.

But if between your meetings with your trainer you’re sitting around more passively, feeling drained and dragged by your habits rather than in the lead of them, you might not be able to accomplish what you set out to do.

In adulthood, things really can get tricky. It’s funny, actually, how overwhelming things can be even when it’s just a breeding frenzy of small details to manage. Because life can get really overwhelming, it’s important to compartmentalize and prioritize.

If you know that getting to your best self is going to help you master all other tasks and get you living more efficiently and more happily sooner, then you really need to work to accomplish that. It is an investment. Life doesn’t have a pause button, but sometimes you might need to pause elements of it or put them on the back burner in order to highlight and charge forward on something else. And in order to do this, you have to have that clarity and to have made that decision that this is something that you really want. You want to stop struggling with your body and your fatigue, you want to feel fit and healthy every day and to get more done, and be happier as you do it. Right?

Those who support you will support you. And in my opinion, support is the most important feature to recognize in those around you. Keep those who do around, and always provide the same and respect their needs and space when they have something major to focus on for themselves.

You can make this change. It starts with a decision, then a bit of a priority shuffle. We’ll be here when you’re ready to do the rest. Feeling healthy and strong is an unparalleled feeling, and you deserve it.