Weight loss is a team sport

If you want to go far, go together.

Megan Miller

You may have heard the quote “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This can be related to any situation we may find ourselves in. We are social beings, and I think we can all agree that winning with others is better than winning in solitude. 

Take a moment or two. Close your eyes and imagine what the best version of yourself looks like? 

Now take this version of you and ask yourself if the five people you spend the most time with are a representation of who you want to become? If the answer is yes, you may find yourself inching closer to that version you imagined. If you said no, in all honesty, it may mean you should change your sphere or change the image you want to achieve. 

Now you may wonder why I am telling you all of this. As a coach in the nutrition and fitness industry, it is my job to give you the tools and the blueprint to achieve the goals you set out to achieve. A huge piece of achieving your goals is continuing to create an environment suitable for attaining your goals and reaching that “best version of yourself”. I can give you the tools and blueprint to build your dream house, but you still have to pick up the hammer and follow the directions. Just like in the image at the top of this blog post, you have to put in the work below the line to see the fruition above the line. 

This process is much easier when done with others. Take weight loss for example. I can give you the blueprint for a perfect day of eating for weight loss, but if you come home to ice cream, candy, and chips every night, the discipline muscle will have to be flexed every time you walk into the kitchen. This is not a suitable environment for achieving a weight loss goal. Or maybe the friends you surround yourself with call you to go out for happy hour every night of the week. This too will hinder the process of losing weight. These types of situations can make losing weight more of a stressor than something you feel you can sustain for the long term. Weight loss takes someone in front of you (a coach), someone beside you (those 5 people you spend the most time with), and hopefully one day someone behind you (ability to teach others). 

The bottom line is to surround yourself with people who support your goals. If you find yourself needing more guidance, hire a coach to be able to give you a blueprint and encouragement along the way, rather than continuing to try to do everything yourself, which often feels a lot like throwing random darts just to see what sticks. 

If you are interested in additional reading, the book The Law Of Attraction is a great resource to read more. It can help you to find those five people who will have a positive impact on the best version of yourself that you imagined. 

If you need some help narrowing your focus and surrounding yourself with people who want you to succeed, reach out to our Rise team here - we would love to meet with you.