For the month of June, we asked Matt to tell us about how his mentality has changed and how his mindset shifts have impacted his journey. Here's what he had to say:
I’m so proud to say that I’ve been doing the WIlCOX program for more than six months!! I’m definitely over the hump in terms of training, but it’s not all downhill from here. I don’t want things to go downhill- I want to go up, up, and beyond! I'm so far into this now that I actually want to go to the gym, I want to get into better shape, and I want to work out hard! Even when I get sore, I power through.
Over time, it has become easier to get myself to the training sessions and I look forward to going to the gym most days. About ninety percent of the time, I sign up for training the week before so I am ready. If something comes up at work and I can’t get out on time, I can cancel and reschedule for a later session. The flexibility is awesome and helps me so much! It fits into my lifestyle and work schedule, so going to the gym is less of a hassle, which I believe is half the battle.
Does training get easier? Nope! I still struggle at the gym, sometimes due to physical limitations, but also the mental aspect. At one point, I remember asking myself, “Why am I doing this to myself? This is killing me.” When I started thinking that way, I went back to an assignment they had us do in the beginning- I wrote down the reasons I choose to go to the gym and do this program. It helped me remember why I’m doing this and it motivated me to keep plugging away.
There are still times when work has been a grind and it feels much harder to muster up the energy and motivation to go. I sometimes start thinking “I’m too tired” or “I don’t feel well” or “I just don’t want to go.” I hope I’m not the only one that feels that way. In terms of mindset, one of the biggest things that I’ve learned is that I can overcome those negative thoughts. I make myself go to the gym anyways and I am always so glad I did!
The last piece that I have to work on is my healthy eating habits. I know I can still do so much better and be a great success story if I can get this down pat. Usually, when I set my mind to something, I can do it, but healthy eating has been the hardest part of my journey. I am constantly trying to remind myself to watch what I’m eating and make healthier choices.
One of my trainers said something about nutrition that really stuck with me and that I try to remind myself. Feeding yourself should be like feeding a fire. Stoke the fire several times during the day with just a few pieces of wood. Don’t overfill the stove or stuff it to its capacity, as this will suffocate it. Just add a little fuel at a time, several times a day, and your fire will burn clean all day!
Are you an overthinker? Do you overthink a potential decision and wind up doing nothing at all? Or do you spend all of your time thinking about all of the reasons you shouldn’t do something instead of just going for it?
It happens! We understand.
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And if you’re considering joining our group training program, I thought I’d share the most common question and hesitation that we hear from new clients. Most of the people that we onboard either have never worked out in their life, or have been outside of a training program for a very long time and they are very worried that they will not be able to keep up in the session or be able to do the exercises at all.
We completely understand this worry and we have designed our group training program so that you don’t need to stress about keeping up, or doing it right - you will have a trainer with you coaching you every step of the way. Our group training sessions are run by personal trainers who’s job is to help you throughout the session making modifications so that you get the most out of the training session.
Getting the most out of the training session doesn't mean pushing the hardest, lifting the heaviest, or going the fastest - it means doing what is right for you in that session prioritizing proper form and technique over anything else.
What other hesitations do you have? What else do you need to know? Let me know - we are here to help!
Schedule a call with us when you feel ready and we will talk it all over.
Wilcox Wellness & Fitness
It’s Get to Know Your Customers Day! We love learning more about the wonderful people who follow us here, so please, introduce yourself! Let us know what twist of fate brought you here. Then, for kicks, tell me your Enneagram type and what is true for you from this @ennagramandcoffee account. I’m a 7 on the Enneagram.
And YES -
I do love to celebrate the little things in life.
If I have a day of there will be an hour by hour schedule of events.
I definitely need to time block in order to not set over-ambitious to-do lists
Call me anytime you need someone to tell you it is all going to work out and to go for your biggest dreams!
I get excited for Monday mornings - its a new day, a new week, and a fresh start!
I will ALWAYS buy myself a treat in the grocery store. (Often I will try to pass it off as a treat for the kids. haha)
If you haven’t done your Enneagram - go and do it! THEN tell me what is true for you about the way you celebrate, start Monday mornings, plan for productivity, and enjoy your days off. I have done a TON of personality type tests - Myers Briggs, DISC, etc… and the Enneagram has me pegged to a T. I am curious to see if the same is true for you. I can't wait to hear from you and get to know you better!
As a kid, I wasn’t really afraid of anything. My mother did a really great job exposing me to a lot of things and making me feel really secure. I grew up skiing in Rangeley, Maine. When there is an icy pitch that most skiers would cautiously ski the edges or shimmy down - I would just go for it - straight down. I thought - the less turns I make - the less chances to crash and burn. By-the-way, I am confident that my Mother did not enjoy watching me careen down a double black diamond at age 6 while my friend Martha, carefully and gracefully picked her way down, finding the powdery spots to make her ski-school perfect turns.
As I have gotten older, I have started to get afraid of things. Like heights… I was never afraid of heights as a kid and now I am so scared of heights. Just being a the top of a tall building causes me to take a focused deep breath. I don’t know if it is that I have left the security being a kid and now that I am a mother myself - I have so much responsibility.#somuchtolivefor <- kidding - that is dramatic, I know!
But - I remember being a kid - and just going for it. I still go ziplining when the opportunity presents itself. I just do it. I still take my family on trips high in the jungle on canopy tours. My 5 year old even reassured me on a recent trip when it got windy and I got squirrely ‘its ok mommy - just a few more steps.’
I think overcoming physical fear (ex: fear of heights) is important because feeling the fear and going for it anyway makes you feel unstoppable. They say bravery isn’t the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. The more you face your fears the less they can control you. What do you do to crush your fears? Let me know - I want to know!
Lots of love,
Community is central to everything that we do at WILCOX. It is baked into our culture. It is rooted in our core values.
Community is EVERYTHING.
We want WILCOX to be your home away from home. We want you to feel like family. We are all in this together.
After I had my second baby, I was feeling very weak in my core. And this was impacting a lot of things - my posture, I was getting back and neck pain, and you know… peeing my pants when I did things like jumped, laughed, sneezed.. #stillworkingonthatone
So I asked our trainer team to come up with some exercises to help me build a stronger core. And the information was GOLD. It worked like magic! So we put it into a resource guide so you can enjoy it too!
This guide will help you become stronger from the inside out. It will show you how to improve your posture, protect your back and neck, and gain core strength in and outside your training sessions.
And it is 100% FREE - our gift to you! ENJOY!
Download your guide for FREE here! ENJOY! <3 Paige
Let’s talk about one of my favorite subjects: food. Like most people, I really enjoy good food. Through my time at WILCOX, I have learned to love grocery shopping, meal prepping, and I have even learned to love healthier foods. I no longer order out as often as I did and I am eating and cooking more whole foods now than I ever have before. I have to say, compared to when I first started, my eating habits are a lot better and I am more aware of what I am putting into my body.
Overall, I'm eating a lot better than I used to and really enjoying it!
Do you want to start changing your nutrition habits and changing your life like Matt has? Click here to schedule a phone call and get started today!
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I’ll never forget the moment I decided to go for it and join this business full time. Mike and I had been at a business conference in Orlando and he was laying it on thick. Our goal all along was for me to join the business once we had been in operation for 5 years… because you know… most businesses fail in the first 5 years.
If I was going to leave a corporate job that I loved - I wanted to know that it was the real deal. Don’t get me wrong - it was always my dream to own my own business - it was always my dream to make a positive impact. I just didn’t feel ready - 3 years in. I can see the street we were crossing, I can see the crosswalk, I can feel the breeze on my face and I remember the inflection in Mike’s voice with the words that changed my life…
“If not now, when?”
These words changed my life. Those words were the push I needed to shift my mindset and just go for it. I made the decision - we went for it - and I never looked back.
And now... I am living my dream life. Our business supports others in living their best life possible. Our business empowers other entrepreneurs to create a positive impact in their local community. And - I get to do it all with my very best friend from anywhere in the world. Like today - we are working, writing, and creating content out at our camp.
I am so very thankful that I took the leap when I did. It was probably the scariest and most difficult leap of my life - but nothing in life that is worth doing is easy.
Can you remember an exact moment from your past that completely changed the direction of your life? Or - is there a decision you are waiting to make? Can I push you to take the leap?
Let's chat! Schedule a call here!
Lots of love,
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