She walked into the women’s only fitness studio like she did every morning at 6:00 AM.
She joined 3 years ago with hopes of losing weight and toning up.
By 6:05 the whole group was there. The staff was walking around making sure everyone was using the machines correctly and everyone was chatting. It was a home away from home for Janet. She loved being part of the “community”.
But today was different. Today, Mackenzie, one of the trainers, was leaving.
The staff put together a poster with pictures from the 10 years Mackenzie had worked at the studio, showing her posing with members. Janet had tears in her eyes as she signed the poster…..and then she froze!
She leaned in a little closer to make sure she wasn’t imagining things.
There was a picture of Janet with Mackenzie, the first week Janet joined. Mackenzie was demonstrating how to use the leg extension machine, as Janet stood next to her and watched.
Janet noticed she had the same sweatpants on in the photo that she had on today but…
Those same sweatpants now felt like they were cutting off the circulation to her stomach and legs.
Janet had clearly gained weight.
At first, she was perplexed. She showed up almost every day for 3 years and she used the equipment just like the staff told her.
But in her heart, Jane knew she had not really focused on the most important thing that the trainers had told her would help her achieve her goal. They told her she needed to challenge her own limiting beliefs around losing weight.
Janet realized she fell into the trap of socializing and going through the motions.
And because of that, she went backwards!
This can happen to the best of us. There’s a great quote by Jim Collins, “Good is the enemy of great.”
You see Janet was “good” by exercising regularly. But she never challenged her beliefs around losing weight and that held her back.
If you really want results you have a choice to make. One that will support you to shed those limiting beliefs that have been blocking your joy and holding you back from getting great results. You need to open the door and decide if you want to step into a new life and reroute those limiting beliefs.
I have seen so many women do just that and it has been life changing for them. Too often they look back and say “why didn’t I do this sooner.”
When you are ready, I’m here.