5 Stages of Being AVERAGE

A really ruthless one today folks! 

But hey, the truth hurts right?

 

So spend 5 mins reading this and be truly honest with yourself

 

This world is full of opportunity, believe me.

Nobody deserve to be average in any area

So just know that if you’re experiencing less than desirable fitness results right now

That’s down to your mind not being razor sharp

And hey, sometimes you just don’t have the tools you need to succeed, right!?

That’s where a coach comes in

Someone who can give you those tools.

 

But sometimes you KNOW what to do, but you aren’t doing the work.

So what the hell is going on here?

 

Well, I call it the 5 stages of average….

 

DENIAL

ANGER

BARGAINING

DEPRESSION

ACCEPTANCE

 

These come out in the form of reasons why you can’t/haven’t/won’t achieve your goals

 

Ever said any of the following?

 

DENIAL

“I’m not that overweight”

“I’d only need 6 weeks to get in shape”

 

ANGER

“I can’t believe I’ve let myself get this fat!!”

“My fitness is gone, I’m so weak”

 

BARGAINING

“I’ll go to the gym….just after I’m back from my holiday”

“I’ll eat clean monday to friday, but I’m not giving up wine on the weekends”

 

DEPRESSION

“I’ll never look like J-Lo! My genetics are shite”

“I hate training, I’ll never be in shape”

 

ACCEPTANCE

“Well, I guess this is just the body I’ve been given”

“I’ve never been very strong, that’s just how it is”

 

 

Thinking or saying any of the above is a HUGE indicator of a problem.

 

The problem?

AVERAGE

 

Fuck being average

You don’t deserve average

You deserve AMAZING

And there’s 5 things you need to cure being average

MASSIVE ACTION

OBSESSION

DRIVE

COMMITTED

A HIGHER PURPOSE

Whatever you want to call it, step your shit up and average just won’t feature in your life.

 

Look, life is hard, fitness can be confusing

But YOU must depend on YOU

Catch yourself saying any of the above and realise that you’re on the path to average if you don’t change to a new model of thinking

Don’t add in healthy eating to unhealthy THINKING

It’s like putting premium fuel into a rusty old car

Won’t make much of a difference

 

Instead work hard to have a SHIFT in your mind

Be prepared to put in 10 times the effort, actions and time you originally thought necessary and you will smash through your body’s natural resistance to change

Normally people get the basics RIGHT in fitness

> Clean eating? 

CHECK

> Intense training?

CHECK

> Support and training partners?

CHECK

 

Yet they don’t account for the fact that the time, repetition, effort and hustle necessary to achieve their goal may require 10X what they originally thought

You may have to eat clean for 6 months before your body learns to rebuild itself from 6 years of eating shit

You may have to train hard for 12 months before you get above a base level of strength

You may have to change gyms and continually push yourself to more and more positive environments

 

It ain’t cut and dry

It isn’t the same for everyone

But what I can guarantee

Is if you move from the 5 stages of average

To an OBSESSED mindset

You’ll be a different person from day one.

Once you realise that success is a journey, you have to keep pushing for the rest of your life

You don’t just make a few changes and get in shape then get to keep the benefits forever

So learn a way of living and training that will make your life change

 

If you guys want any help at all just send me an email at rawstrengthgym@gmail.com

 

Speak soon

Anthony Shaw

Head Coach

Raw Strength Gym, Warrington