Earlier this week I was speaking with my nutrition coaching client, Monique, who has lost over 20lbs in the past 12-weeks and is making truly extraordinary progress.
During our conversation she made note of something extremely important that I’ve found most people completely overlook when examining their rate of progress.
Here’s what she said:
“It was a HUGE hurdle for me to get back on track after our Thanksgiving weekend. In the past, once I went off the tracking, I couldn’t seem to get back on so that was essentially the end of it. It was a bit of a struggle the first week after but I did eventually get it back on track. That’s a bigger accomplishment for me then what I’ve lost so far! :-)”
See what happened?
In the past, Monique, like most people, had trouble getting back on track after Thanksgiving and other holidays of the sort.
Totally normal and one of the biggest struggles people have around this time of year.
This time, though, she made it through the holiday, got right back on track, and started making progress immediately.
The best part?
She saw and recognized this as a success!
While most people solely gauge success by the number on the scale or something of the sort, Monique was able to recognize this new HABIT as a success.
And as a nutrition coach, I care much more about helping people create effective and sustainable habits rather than simply focusing on the scale or other similar measurements.
Habits build success.
Coaches! This Training Modification is Killing Your Results
Many coaches and fitness enthusiasts have a problem.
A big problem.
A big problem that, despite their hard work and effort, absolutely kills their results because they keep getting in their own way.
They think they’re different.
They think they can do more, train more, and handle more stress than they really can.
This mindset leads to a host of problems, not least of which includes a common training modification that halts their progress completely.
In this weeks’ short episode of The Angry Coaches, Adam Pine and I discuss this modification in detail, why it’s an issue, and how to avoid it.
My Training Log
A week filled with both good and not-so-good training sessions, I discussed a variety of topics and provided you with a host information regarding my current training cycle in each log below.