Keep It Simple, Stupid

We as coaches chat often about our clients and the support we provide on a daily basis. We are there to educate, guide and motivate those who ask for our help.

We work hard to ensure that we have the right tools, tips and tricks available to each of you so that you are successful.

We share information so that we have a full picture of each client and can make sure we are covering all of the bases.

The goal is for all of our clients to feel their best every day. That will differ for each of you.

That’s where are part of this deal stops and the clients part begins. Without client action there can be no change in results.

And as coaches that’s tough to let things happen when you want each and every client to hit their goals.

We all get questions about losing weight and what it takes to do that. We’ll calculate calories and macros to share with a client. We’ll brainstorm ways to reduce intake and increase activity.

We’ll share ideas to increase protein, fruits and veggies to keep you satiated longer so you avoid snacking.

We’ll offer suggestions to reduce stress as you’re going through challenging work or life situations.

Then we get the pushback. What do you mean I have to reduce calories to this number? I’ll starve to death! I can’t get that much water in or fit that kind of activity into my day.

The request for information doesn’t match the response for action. That’s tough as a coach.

I want to help each and every person I speak with, but I cannot force anyone to do anything. That’s the part you have to own and treat like your own business or personal project.

These changes don’t need to be dramatic overhauls overnight. They are slow and steady changes that you can do consistently for the long term.

Have you heard the acronym KISS?

KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided. (Source: Wikipedia)

Let’s keep it simple.

I’ve recently learned about a couple of clients who took ownership of their plan and began experimenting with small changes over the last several months. You can see their changes in the way they look and in their InBody assessments.

Small changes such as the following:

  • Skip the drive-thru on the way to/home from work
  • More water
  • Less alcohol (only on weekends)
  • More protein and veggies
  • Increase activity
  • Starting packing a lunch for work
  • Planning and prepping meals ahead of time

As we learn from those who are successful at making the changes that they want to make, it tends to fall back on simple actions done consistently.

When you can’t figure something out, we can put our heads together and figure out a next step. You don’t have to go it alone…even for the easy stuff.

Your lives are complicated enough with work, kids, parents, activities, etc.  Let’s keep these changes simple.

How can I help you keep it simple?!

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