Nothing changes if nothing changes.
That was a really simple and profound statement that I made at one point and it happens to be Amy’s favorite quote.
Amy is the engine of POP as she handles most things behind the scenes and also happens to be my boo sis (boo sis because Mel is my boo and Amy is her twin sister … henceforth therein … she’s my boo sis).
Am I the only one that thinks I’m funny? Probably. But I’m ok with that.
Anyway, there’s a fundamental truth that’s easy to gloss over when it comes to creating change.
Consider this …
Everything you’ve done and everything you’re doing right now is perfectly set up to get you the exact results you have in this moment.
Makes sense, right?
Well, if that’s the case, then it stands to reason that if you’re not happy with your current results … you MUST change.
You must do things differently.
I’ve had a number of conversations lately and they all tell the same story.
A story of necessary change. A story of taking a different path to achieve a different outcome.
Changes are needed to create a different outcome.
For example …
“I’m entering my busy time at work and every time I have these 70 hour work weeks, I put my nutrition and training on the back burner and I gain weight.”
Totally understandable. But it also needs to change.
“I have such a hard time eating enough protein. I’m always coming up short.”
Totally get that. But it also needs to change.
“I get really obsessive with making progress so I’ve been eating 800-1000 calories per day and working out 7 days per week. I have a hard time taking rest days or eating more.”
I’ve been there. And it also needs to change.
“I’m doing Optavia and …”
Say no more. That definitely needs to change.
Look, there’s one thing about the way we operate at POP that makes me proud AF …
We truly assess and coach each individual as an individual.
Meaning, there’s no cookie cutter approach. Nothing is automated. The entire process is about the psychology and physiology of the singular human who is unique and dynamic.
We meet you where you’re at. We build everything to fit your lifestyle. We tailor our approach based on YOUR personality, YOUR values, YOUR goals, YOUR metabolic state, YOUR diet history.
I could go on.
But even with all of that …
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
You have to be willing to do things differently if you want a different result.
If you’re coasting along right now and crushing your goals and have an amazing relationship with food and are doing things sustainably and enjoyably …
Don’t change a thing.
Change for the sake of change also doesn’t make a whole lotta sense.
But if you’re not seeing the results you want … Change is a requirement.
So for the individual who puts herself on the back burner during 70 hour work weeks …
She probably needs to invest in coaching and off load some of that mental energy and have accountability and a simplified process to help her through that time.
For the individual who can’t get in enough protein …
She probably needs to plan better and be more intentional. It’s literally a numbers game. Do some due diligence and figure out what sources of protein you enjoy. Learn how much protein is in each of those sources. Then plan your day accordingly so you hit your protein target.
For the individual who is too obsessive and can’t take rest days …
She probably needs a coach to help with her mindset and someone that can create a plan that tailors to her goal-driven nature but also allows for proper recovery and flexibility through the process.
For the individual who is doing Optavia …
She just needs to stop. Like immediately.
The common denominator is this …
It requires behavioral and habitual change.
Again, everything you’ve done and everything you’re doing has been perfectly aligned to get you exactly where you are in this moment.
Are YOU ready to make some changes?
If this moment is not where you want to be, you probably need a different path.
The only 2 conditions are as follows:
1. You actually WANT a different result. (This is important. You might say you want a result but deep down you actually don’t.)
2. You aren’t already doing it. (You may be on the right path with a process that is sustainable and enjoyable and it’s just a matter of patience.)
If you want a different result and you’re not well on your way …
Then it’s time for a change.
Are you willing to do things differently?
Are you willing to modify your behavior and be a part of the solution?
If yes, the only thing left to do is to actually do it.
I’ll be here to offer support with whatever you need to make that happen.