168 is an important number, much more important than you now suspect. It drives much of what we do on a weekly basis. It forms increments for our thought processes and for our habits. You should never underestimate its power.
You see, 168 is the number of hours in one week, the total of 24 x 7. We depend heavily on each divided slot of that number, be it 1, 8, 24, 40, or 72, to define our activities and shape our lives. A one-hour training session, an 8-hour workday, a 24-hour lab test result…you see how meaningful it can be, and how powerfully our lives can change in a single week.
What is funny to me is that so many of my clients want to train with me just twice a week. It can be problematic, because some of those same clients completely forget about being active and eating well the second they leave the studio. And that’s only 2 little hours out of a 168-hour week when they have really committed to being active, drinking lots of water, and eating well. Here’s the problem with that schedule:
2 hours out of 168 is about 1% of your week, a tiny fraction of what it really takes to enable significant change.
Yes, I know that personal training is expensive and time-consuming. However–if you are someone who really wants to lose weight, build muscle, look younger, be more energetic, and feel really good about your body and your life, a 1% commitment won’t be enough. I am not sure if this news is bad or good for you, but it is the truth:
YOU NEED A 100% COMMITMENT TO EFFECT LASTING CHANGE IN YOUR BODY AND YOUR LIFE.
That means working out 5 or 6 days a week, eating clean, fresh, healthy foods at every meal, getting enough rest, and making a promise to yourself that since this is the only body you will ever have, you are going to treat it with love and respect.
Online Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching is the best way I have found to assist my clients in making lasting changes. Online Personal Training with N2Fitness offers daily workouts, comprehensive daily meal plans, motivation, suggestions, and support, every day of the week. And if you need it, a realistic Plan B. (And who among us doesn’t need a Plan B now and then?) It’s more affordable than in-person training, although I still think a hybrid of both options is the best way to stay accountable. It’s the best way to make sure that your fitness and your health stay a #1 priority in your life, not just a 1% appointment on your weekly calendar.
Take good care of yourselves, and contact me for more info.