This seems to be a common opinion from people who're putting off joining a gym or taking on a personal trainers services. You probably have friends or colleagues who've said the same thing, "I just need to drop a few kilos before I go to the gym", or "I should just get a bit fitter before I use a trainer". Or even, "I'll just wait until next week/month/year before I kick off my big health push".
That's crazy talk. It's procrastinating is what it is. It's "coulda, shoulda, woulda" speak. The sooner you make the start the sooner you'll get the result. It might not be the whole result you're after, but at least you'll be on your way. It's amazing how encouraging earning those first few 'mini goals' can be, and what a big flow on affect it can cause.
The whole idea of using industry registered facilities and people is to provide a way for you to safely get the results you want, in the fastest time, with the least wasted money. These professionals know how to get you the most benefit for your time and money, just like your accountant, mechanic, or hair dresser does.
If you have a low starting point at the start, GREAT! It means you've got that much more improvement to make, and with a trainer keeping you accountable, measuring your progress along the way, and resetting goals you'll get to where you want to be faster, taking a straighter course with less diversions on your time and money.
The ONLY 3 things you need to do before starting
- Have a goal. The deeper and more meaningful this is to you, the more chance of long term success you'll have.
- Make sure you have some sort of training gear - suitable footwear, shorts and t shirt.
- Lastly, you need to be unhappier with your current state of health than you will be with the slight discomfort and expense that will come with making a start on your fitness.
Believe it or not, that's it. No brand new shoes. No latest super absorbent clothing. No fair trade recycled glass waterbottle. No heart rate monitoring watch. And no more excuses!