*The title of this post was taken from the Manic Street Preachers album of the same name*
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been conducting the first round of progress reports at RevFit.
This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time and every time I have thought about it or attempted to start it, I would get distracted and not finish.
Now that I’ve wrapped up the conversations, I realize the error I made by not doing so sooner.
Being able to take a few minutes with each of our clients to find out more about how life has currently been treating them, where we need to shift (or re-shift) our focus to help them with their goals, and how we can improve our styles and programming to help them succeed was one of the best things I could have done.
And now the fire is under me to make sure we stay on top of this in the future.
Among the many great things I had the opportunity to discuss, there were several quotes I made sure to notate during these conversations.
And as I was revisiting my notes, there were many things that I found fascinating, motivating, funny and touching along the way.
I realize that by posting some of these quotes out of context there is a risk of not fully understanding the reasons why they were said.
However, I always like things that snap me to attention and these were a handful of anonymous quotes taken directly from some of our members.
Maybe one of these statements speaks to you as well.
“Being here at the gym makes everything in my life better”
“No more pints of ice cream until 2018”
“I want to feel good about the decisions I’m making. I need to somehow disconnect my emotions from eating.”
“I do exercise because I have to, not because I like it”
“I feel good but I don’t like how pictures make me look”
“I’m trying to be a better me”
“I would like to lose weight but I don’t know if I want to give my lifestyle up.”
“I feel like I look good naked”
“This is the biggest I’ve ever been”
“Carrying this extra weight is killing me”
“I love how much stronger I feel”
“You’ve never judged me”
“I don’t know what effective is, otherwise I wouldn’t be here”
“My issue is alcohol”
“I’m not waiting until Monday, I’m doing it now”
“I love working out but I also love cheeseburgers”
“I’m always going to give into my demons”
“I am the barrier”
“I can’t turn into my mother. I want to live until I’m 90 and I can’t do that if I’m fat & unhealthy”
“Work deeply affects me and I need this place to vent and get it off my chest”
“I’ve never felt stronger in my life”
This was their truth…tell me yours.