I was recently reminded of some things I learned in Jocko Willink’s book “The Dichotomy of Leadership” that I think you may find useful.
In the book he refers to several, including;
-train hard, but train smart
-aggressive, not reckless
-disciplined, not rigid
-hold people accountable, but don’t hold their hand
All related to leading a group effectively. You can see how each of these is on a continuum where the extreme of either can be detrimental the group, or the leader’s ability to lead.
I’ve been in healthcare for almost 25 years between our gym, nutrition and doctors’ office; and this is often the case with people that aren’t reaching their health and fitness goals.
You may have tried one form of “diet”, whether that’s Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, No carbs, etc.
You may have tried only running long distances, body building, surgical procedures for weight loss.
Maybe you decided that you needed to exercise every day, twice a day.
When you’re starting from “zero” or almost “zero” base of exercise and nutrition planning, it’s easy to think that over correcting to the other extreme is the answer. Sometimes, you’ll see some early success and you’ll feel happy and motivated.
However, just like the examples I used above, over the long term, the behaviors are not sustainable, and likely will end up creating a more harmful situation than a good one!
I understand that getting started with anything new can be a difficult task. Especially when it’s something as personal as your own health, fitness and improving your confidence in how you look and feel.
That’s also why we don’t just throw you into the deep end, going from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.
We meet you where you are and help you get you to where you want to go. Safely and effectively.