Permanently slim and healthy – the first steps
How to achieve long-term and lasting results, desired weight, improved health, and reduced internal fat levels on your own or with a professional’s help? How to make unhealthy habits healthy and enjoy a more energy-rich life?
We are all different personalities, so getting in shape must start with understanding exactly who you are inside. Everyone has their own temperament, personality, ability to solve problems, and discipline, so everyone also needs an approach that suits their character. Fortunately, we can make some generalizations based on research and experience and divide people into four main categories based on two important criteria: motivation and skills.
Whether you’re getting started on your own or involving a coach/adviser, it’s good to know your starting point and make wise choices.
What kind of personality are you? Four different types, with good skills – look for challenges and learn to listen. Let the coach delegate.
What kind of personality are you? Four different types
I am highly motivated, with good skills – look for challenges and learn to listen. Let the coach delegate.
This group includes people who are usually good at several things and who are motivated to get better. It is suitable for this type of person to be one’s own master, not a passive passenger. The so-called homework and challenges set by the counselor/coach or himself/herself could be well suited. It is advisable to research and read more about the topics of interest yourself. A highly motivated and well-skilled individual needs to understand that the measure of success is the ability to learn, understand and feel what works best for them. The more you act by your inner feelings, the better the results.
II Less motivated, well-skilled – find strong internal reasons to make changes and act one step at a time. Find an inspiring guide.
To be good at something, but to feel little strength to act, can often result from internal and external tensions. It is usually described as a less motivated but well-skilled type of person. Everyone in their circle of acquaintances knows someone who “once was such a good singer/dancer/writer” but who doesn’t use their talent now.
Critical feedback or a hyperactive approach is not appropriate for this type of person. To move forward, it is necessary to find strong internal reasons for making changes because the typical ordered training plans and information seem like too much work for them.
One way is to start with small steps and focus on answering internal speech questions (below). It is important to be inspired and enjoy the progress.
III Highly motivated, low-skilled – divide the big goal into periodic tasks. Let the trainer guide you progressively; do not buy yourself a short-term change in the life of the so-called training-diet plan.
Enthusiastic and motivated but with limited skills. In this category, one constantly feels motivated; the will to act is often greater than the actual ability and knowledge. These are people who are constantly trying new things but lack perseverance.
In health, it is common to want to make any major lifestyle changes immediately at once, which often leads to exhaustion and does not help achieve long-term goals. Thinking about New Year’s resolutions, you can often meet this type of person in a fitness club in January. He has been ordered a new training and nutrition plan and has set high expectations. Unfortunately, the number of people who give up is huge, and fortunately, it can be avoided if you get to know yourself.
Time and nerve planning can be saved by dividing the main goal into periodic goals and focusing on activities rather than numbers. If you want to lose weight by a certain number, it is wise to decipher it exactly. Does the number or the real look and feel make you happy? The removal of excess fat from the abdomen and fitting into several smaller garments are many longer-lasting mixes.
For example, one can take on training three times a week for one month and set new goals the following month, and rather only chase the weight number, as this does not provide an adequate picture of real progress and can be demotivating.
With the help of a coach, it is recommended to meet regularly and evaluate progress, make appropriate changes, and avoid excessive information noise.
IV Low-motivated, low-skilled – choose the right course of action and find reliable sources that will speak to you. Let the coach lead you firmly.
This category usually includes introverted, closed-minded, shy people who need to be honest with themselves and not look for great slogans and promises but find reliable sources/mentors to act at their own pace. Being too rushed is usually less motivated for the less motivated and low-skilled person and usually becomes a major obstacle.
When choosing a coach, it is advisable to prefer a more modest nature because being too prominent and choosing a mentor can be a deterrent rather than a help.
Willingness to change habits – an honest assessment of yourself
“We are defined by what we repeatedly do. So perfection is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotele.
Having got a more detailed overview of our nature, the next step is to know what is happening in our inner world. Working in the gym and behind the table helps to ensure an accurate understanding of your inner motivators and the real desire and readiness to make changes.
For yourself, you need to decipher two main issues of internal speech:
How big is the desire to make changes?
What is the readiness to act?
It’s good to know how prone you are to acquiring new habits – as fast or as slow as is right for everyone. One effective way to change habits is to ask open-ended questions.
The desire for change – open questions
For example, the following guiding questions will help you figure out your inner urge to exercise and get in good shape.
What exactly do you want? “Five pounds to lose weight., “Get rid of belly straps., “Good to look.
Why do you want that? It is important to think about your inner causes, not what others say. For example, “Then I’m not embarrassed to look in the mirror., “I feel better. Then the handles disappear.
Why haven’t you achieved your goal by now? For example, “I’m lazy, and I don’t know where to start, “No money to work out., “I’m afraid to go to the gym because I don’t know what to do.
What bothers you the most about current exercise and diet? “Night biting,” “No rain,” “no motivation to move.
What solutions do you see for the situation yourself? For example, “Get nocturnal bites under control., “Train the breeder., “Find a source of motivation to move, in the form of a coach.
When answering the questions, it is important to get an overview of real wishes. Which would motivate you to run outside in rainy weather and keep the idea clear when standing in front of a sweet table on your birthday.
Striving for ideals can create an all-or-nothing feeling at first. Instead of this approach, however, I recommend a healthier always-something-direction. One goal must be set at a time, which must be steadfastly achievable ( getting to workout twice a week).