This post is just a mixture of feelings, thoughts and even frustration. As many know the Holidays are a fun time. They are a time of joy, laughter and also a time of extreemly busy schedules. I totally and whole heartily understand that. I love this time of year. But it seems like people devalue there health and during the Holidays (which is the worst time to stop working out) they take a couple months off or dont come to class much.
Lately I have noticed a drop in attendance in my classes. There is so much sickness going around and that is preventing people from being able to make it. So that is also part of it. That is just part of life….nothing I can do to stop that. Here in the Midwest it is starting to get cold. It is so easy to stay in bed in the morning. It is hard to come at night because you want to go home and get cozy. All of this I understand too. Its human nature.
I feel responsible though in some sort of way. I feel like I need to be trying something new. Coming up with some new concept or class. Pushing people harder or not as much depending on the client. I ask myself “what am I doing wrong?” ”why cant I get them to understand how important this is?” I feel sometimes like I am beating a dead horse….(not sure what the saying means but it fits right?) I guess what I mean is I can stand up in class or the gym all day long and tell people what the consequences are for unhealthy eating and not exercising frequently.
But honestly I think at times people are like…shut up! WE already know this crap. And I understand that too. Scare tactic facts are thrown in our face all the time. All be it true, but they get old. It has been really hard for me this month especially, to figure it out. I feel like I am being tested. Not by my clients…just tested. Have you ever felt like this? Ya know like no matter what you do its not working…haha…so frustrating. And to add to it, I think that I have probably worked the hardest I have ever worked this month.
Some might say ”dude your clients have already paid you, who cares if they dont come?” And that is the way alot of trainers will look at it. But not me. I want my clients to get the results they are after. And its my goal to figure out a way to help them get there. I feel like this is my calling in life to this point, to help people. I am not the best at it. I have alot to learn. Some times my methods and ideas are different then most trainers. And some times they are just bad ideas and dont work the way I thought they would. But one thing I do know is that I have tested my workouts and methods and I know they work.
But one thing I dont want to be is fake. I want to tell people the truth. I want to share my own struggles and failures. I want people to understand that I am not perfect and that this lifestyle that I promote is real for me. It does not come easy for me. I have been out of shape and I struggle to keep weight off like everyone else. But with all that being said….if they do what I say and give it some time they will achieve there goals.
I hardly ever use my blog to write about me. Because its my job is not about me, its about helping you. But I just wanted to get this off my chest. Even if nobody reads it….haha. Its not directed too or towards anyone. So here is what I am going to do. I am going to quit pouting about it. I am going to keep my nose to the grindstone as I tell my clients. I am going to continue to call people when they miss class, I am going to continue to try and be funny in class, I am going to continue to bust out my moon walk at times and lastly I am going to continue to encourage people and to do my best. I love my job and my clients, family and friends.
Thanks for listening/reading. I would love to hear your feedback on this. Let me know if you have ever felt this way.