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Frustration…

Frustration…

You know that feeling you get when you just want to take someone and shake them?

I’m feeling a whole lot of that…

So lately we’ve been running the 21 day program and prior to this back in January we ran the January Jeans challenge. Throughout these I’d say around 95% achieved some EPIC results and when I say epic I’m talking sustainable losses of inches, body fat and pounds… The kind of results where myself and Ross have looked at each other and said “fuck me this is mental”… Results waaaay beyond what we’d anticipated.

For the record the remaining 5% were MIA, turned up to a few sessions and then literally disappeared with no response to communication…

So… Why am I frustrated?

The number of people who’ve had these results and then just stopped… They’ve shouted from the rooftops how awesome they were feeling, how they can see a difference in themselves, how now they know what to do and that it isn’t all about starving yourself to get to where you want to be…

We’ve kind of brought this on ourselves I suspect as the whole 21 days does kind of attract the short term, need a kick up the arse mentality. The 21 days is just the beginning but so many people just don’t see it that way, they adopt it into their yo yo lifestyles…

So aside from the few genuine reasons for leaving, the ones that literally make me sad as I know there is nothing can be done in certain situations…

We get the following … “I can’t afford it” … Now this in some circumstances is the truth, they’re juggling finances, have put 21 days onto a credit card or used their birthday money to opt in so they can educate themselves on nutrition as this is something they can continue with long term on their own…

In others I think to myself why not? I see posts on Facebook of nights out every weekend, often more than one, I see the new clothes purchases, I see financial frivolity at its finest… It frustrates me because I think about how far someone has come to just piss it up the wall… It frustrates me when someone can’t see that by just having one night out less per month they could be doing something that long term benefits their health but more importantly takes them away from this place of darkness, this feeling of depression over how they look and feel, the lack of confidence… All of these reasons people give me when they complete the application form… Why do you want to return there?

Then there’s the “I’m already a member of a gym I’m going to take what I’ve learnt and apply it there”… But one thing is missing… The accountability and consistency… This is probably most frustrating as it’s often referred to as “cheaper”… And this, well this is why you haven’t been getting results, you’ve been a member of that place for in excess of a year, they’ve taught you nothing about nutrition, they’ve given you the options of in and out sessions whenever you feel like it, there’s zero structure, and here you are months fees down the line with very little or nothing to show for it… So how is it cheaper? If you are paying for results and getting none, that seems pretty expensive to me… Or day I say a downright waste of money… If you’ve lost nothing in 1 year but paid £40 a month, then paid £57 for 21 days but lost 6 pounds, surely… Surely it’s more cost effective when you have a goal in mind to continue on with what’s actually working…

Then you’ve got your serial gym hoppers… Those who will never settle in one place… This is just part and parcel I think as some will just always want to try something new, another notch on the belt shall we say…

Then… The most frustrating of all… The… “I’ve got my results, I’m happy now…” It’s like they’ve had a “tada” moment and just like that they stop… Newsflash people… It’s an ongoing journey… Once you achieve this place where you’re happy you have to maintain it… If you go back to your old ways, guess what happens…

We put a lot of time and effort into helping people, it’s what we do… Yes we are paid to do it but we do it more so because we love it! We love to see people edging closer and closer to their goals, to see them grow in confidence, to see them brighten up when they walk through the the doors… I’d go so far as to say I find it upsetting or disappointing when someone has found that bit spark in such a short time, and I can see how far they’ve come and how much closer to their goals they’ve gotten and then they just walk away from it… It’s like they have allocated that set time to themselves and then once that time is up they go back to putting themselves after everyone else… It’s like they give up on themselves…

You are worth it… You are worth the time… You’re worth the work… You DESERVE the results and then some… I believe it… I wish you would too…

S x

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