It may not be your fault … but it’s always your responsibility.
My dieting journey started like this:
I’ll never forget the day I started my first meal plan.
A mini bagel with fat free cream cheese for breakfast.
A turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread for lunch.
A small apple for a snack.
And a large salad with grilled chicken for dinner.
Oh, and don’t forget the key to the whole thing …
Drink freezing cold water all day to “speed up” the fat burning process.
I ate that shit every single fuckin day from 250+ lbs. to below 200.
Then fell off quicker than a one hit wonder.
The next stop on my yo-yo dieting plan was …
Next up I believe it was p90x with their meal containers.
Then a short stint on Medifast.
Literally taking packets full of powder and turning that into “eggs.”
I think I lasted 7 days and had to toss out boxes full of that crap.
Then I bought some ridiculous supplement after hearing an ad on the radio that promised I could literally eat any food I wanted and their supplement would take care of the rest.
It was like a salt shaker and I’d sprinkle it on hoagies, pizza, fries, etc.
They claimed you wouldn’t eat as much.
It didn’t work.
Years later, I got a random check in the mail because apparently they lost a massive law suit.
This dieting adventure continued on for the better part of a decade.
And here’s the crazy part …
I don’t blame myself for any of it.
My journey wasn’t my fault but it WAS my responsibility.
I didn’t know any better.
I read something or heard something and believed it to be true.
I was firmly in the state of: you don’t know what you don’t know.
I was literally a diet industry marketer’s wet dream.
So yeah … not my fault.
But 10,000% my responsibility.
Each stop along the way taught me something valuable.
It was my responsibility to learn the lesson and apply it moving forward.
Some lessons took longer than others but eventually, I put all of the pieces together.
I evolved from crazy fad diets to clean eating and orthorexia, to tracking macros and becoming obsessed with numbers, to eventually finding a balanced and sustainable approach for me.
The only failure would’ve been to stop learning and trying.
I didn’t fail the dozens of times that I lost weight and gained it back.
Now … part of me wishes the conversation I had with Coach Thibs, where he served up the greatest lightbulb moment about my personality type, would’ve happened years prior.
But, the reality is, it wouldn’t have landed the same back then.
I needed those experiences to end up where I am now.
Are YOU ready to take full responsibility for your results?
Two questions I often ask our clients when they choose to work with us are … Why me? Why us?
And frequently they answer that it’s because of my own personal journey and they feel understood.
So, not only am I able to look back at all the ridiculous diets I’ve tried with meaning and gratitude … but they’ve actually given me my purpose in life.
To lead others out of that dark hole that I crawled out of.
And, just like I was fortunate enough to have a helping hand in pulling me out of that hole …
We are now able to do that for you.
All of the stuff you’ve tried in the past that didn’t work is not a character flaw.
It doesn’t make you a failure.
It’s not your fault.
It was simply a learning opportunity and a chance to grow and evolve.
And, when you are on the other side of it all … you’ll be able to look back with gratitude.
The only failure is if you stop trying and if you don’t take responsibility.
It’s not your fault … but it’s absolutely your responsibility.
It’s your responsibility to make a change.
It’s your responsibility to learn the lessons and do things differently.
It’s your responsibility to ask for help and to reach out and grab hold of that lending hand.
I can’t make it any easier for you.
We do this every single day for our 1:1 clients.
Simply because they took the leap and made a commitment to themselves.
So here we are again …
Another opportunity for you to crawl out of that hole and accomplish everything you desire.
Let’s start working with your personality vs. fighting against it.
Let’s set you up for long term success vs. ripping the band aid off.
Let’s allow you to enjoy your life while still reaching your goals vs. being miserable through the process.
Let’s get started with a simple conversation so we can ensure those things are doable for you.