Exercise // Thinker: Let Me Try On My Own First
This is a common conversation that I have had with prospective clients and gym members. Here is the general skeleton of responses that they give during the conversation:
I'm fine, thanks - glad to be here!
I'd like to (insert non-descript exercise goal here - quite often it's "lose weight", but it might also be "get stronger", " be healthier" or "start taking care of myself)
I think I'm going to try on my own for a while, then if I get stuck I'll reach out to you and ask for help
That final statement is a brush-off. Not to me, but from those clients to themselves.
That person is already stuck. They have no track record of trying - let alone succeeding! - on their own in exercise previously.
The hard truth is this: if that person (maybe you) could have moved forward in exercise on their own, they would have.
The time for help is now. Surrendering to the request is a gift.