I give all my clients tips and suggestions but getting them to implement them in their lives is no easy task. I have found that people are willing to get up at the crack of dawn and train for 2 hours at a time 5 days a week but the slightest mention of changing their eating habits (just a little to start) and I get a look of sheer terror. It is a lot easier to reduce alcohol, junk food, etc. a bit then spend hours a week on the treadmill burning calories but most people do not want to hear it. For most people food and drink is there outlet and they get that “feel good” feeling that they lack in other areas of their lives. So, I give them tips and make my case and hope they use the knowledge. Some listen and try for a bit but most don’t do anything and wonder why their progress slows after the body gets used to the new workout regimen. In the end it usually takes a medical scare or hitting rock bottom for people to take action on that front. The clients that do change their eating habits see fantastic results.
Coach John Kane CPT