I just wanted to share a great tip with you that I find is working very well with my training clients. We have a ‘check in’ call. We set up a time to do a quick call to each other in the morning. This call is solely to let the other person know that you did your cardio. Wow, is it effective!
Once that alarm goes off in the morning, I am UP! I am ready to get going on my bike or walk because I know that someone is counting on me to do it. I know that I will be getting a call soon and I don’t want to have any lame excuses. This set up will encourage you to be accountable to a plan and motivated to prove to someone else that you did it!
If my client did not do their cardio (for whatever reason…), I then ask WHEN will they be doing it and I let them know again that I will be calling. I know they don’t want to let me down. I know that they will do it because they will feel really lousy the second time around if they don’t follow through.
I am keeping them focused and on task, as well as they are doing the same for me. I know that I am going to do my cardio in the morning before I call my client because I am who they look up to.
I strongly suggest that you think of someone you can set up this kind of ‘contract’ with. It is so easy to do and it’s just a quick phone call. Get right to the point. Also be sure to set up a time to call for the next cardio day. Have a plan in place!
Let me know how this technique works for you…
Cheers to health,
ISSA – C.P.T.