Anyone who knows me knows I am straight talking. If something needs to be said I say it. I'm not out to hurt or offend people but at the same time I'm not afraid to speak my mind or the truth.
Sometimes with my clients I have to be brutally honest if things are not going as well as I would like. While some coaches may be too scared to do that in case they lose a client, I’d personally rather lose a client than have a client stay with me and not make progress. It's not fun for them and quite frankly doesn't make me look or feel good. I'm not motivated by money, I'm motivated by getting results and being known as someone that gets results.
In life we have to be accountable for many things; getting to work on time, paying bills on time, making sure your car has valid MOT for example. With this being said it seems when it comes to training a lot of people I meet do not treat it with the same accountability. They find excuses why they couldn't stay within their calorie allowance or diet. They find excuses as to why they can’t commit 3-5 hours per week in the gym.
Sometimes you just need to hold your hands up and admit to yourself that you are making excuses. If you are consistently going over your calories and the fat is not coming off as quick as you would like it’s your fault, no one else’s. No one put the extra food into your mouth. The same goes for regularly missing gym sessions. If your goals are important to you be accountable for them and don't make excuses.
I’ve said before and I will say again it is not an issue if you are not prepared to put the effort in it takes to get where you want to be. I understand some people are not that committed and I think that’s fine. However you then have to be prepared to work for a much longer period to get to where you want to be. Or even worse be prepared for the fact you may not ever get there.
Either way be accountable.