The initial consultation is purely just a sit down. It's a chance for you to get in the gym before you actually get started. During the consultation, we discuss our programs (and how they can help), your goals, the schedule, and how we keep you accountable. This is the first step in our process and it's the most important one.
Before deciding where you want to go, you'll need to take a hard look at where you are at. Take an internal audit and really assess your needs, wants, and what you truly want to achieve with your health. Be as honest with yourself as you can. Write out a clear statement of where you are today, so we understand how to help you get to where you want to be.
Writing crystallizes thought and thought motivates action! Begin to compile a list of what you would like to accomplish. List both tangible and intangible goals. After completing this list, go back and arrange them in order of their priority - most important to least important. As you do this, be careful your priorities are not all coming from one area.
YOUR PLAN OF ACTION
Now that you have prioritized your goals, the next step is to create a plan to make it easier for things to happen. Knowing the big picture will allow you to make fewer, easier, and the best possible decisions. You will be in control, rather than be controlled and you will be in a better position to translate general goals to specific & measurable objectives.
ROADBLOCK & SETBACK MANAGEMENT
When you have done this for the high-priority goals, write next to each goal where the potential roadblocks and setbacks might occur. Then, assuming they will actually happen, also write down how you will handle them. This may be the toughest part of the program.
Decide upon a realistic "when" for each of your goals. Once you have chosen a date to accomplish each of goals, break each goal down into smaller segments of minor goals. Select date accomplished times for these shorter-range goals. This will keep you focused on getting what needs to be done.
Using your plan and it's checkpoints, act on it! You will begin to notice a new internal enthusiasm! What you have to do on a daily basis won't seem as painful and/or difficult, because you will know why you are doing it. List those goals most important to you and have them with you all the time. Keep looking at them. Keep them updated. They will motivate you to keep going.