10 Jun Top 10 Body Transformation Tips From RNT’s Clients
One of the hallmarks of a great coach is the ability to empathise and relate to their client’s transformation journey through every phase. This means every dip, every grind, every hurdle, and every win. This is why it is so important to us that every RNT coach has experienced the journey for themselves, so they not only know how to talk the talk, but walk the walk too.
The process of taking yourself to the extreme will help uncover tricks and strategies that you may otherwise wouldn’t know of. Hardly any of the challenges faced or the solutions can be found in a manual or textbook, they come from first-hand experience.
Even as coaches, we have all made mistakes, experienced moments of weakness and at times wanted to give up full stop. But you learn from your mistakes, you overcome and adapt, and come out the other end stronger than before.
While having the perfect transformation protocols in place, it’s often the personally experienced tricks and strategies that separate the ‘OK’ transformations with the outstanding ones.
We asked our RNTers, having experienced the journey, what their top tips would be for anyone starting out on their RNT transformation journey.
1. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
This is where the 3Ss (structure, strategies and systems) come into play.
Structuring your day ensures consistency which helps keep your journey on track at all times. This includes any manageable part of your day, from training time and meal plans, to the time you wake up and go sleep.
Having strategies in place enable you to still live your life whilst on the journey. Strategies help to accommodate contemporary lifestyles, such as eating out in restaurants by researching the calories in meals beforehand, creating ‘buffers’ so as to not mess with your nutrition plan, and planning ahead for networking events or travelling.
While you plan to get eight hours of sleep a night, drink four litres of water a day and train four times a week, systems get down to the nitty gritty details of how you will execute your plan to the last detail. This ensures that your structure and strategies go ahead smoothly.
Remember, if you’re failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail!
2. Establish Your Why
While wanting to get fit can get you to your ‘end’ goal, it’s not enough to retain it. A deeper personal meaning is required to really facilitate a true, holistic transformation. This requires a great deal of self-reflection and self-awareness. Establishing your why allows you to delve deeper to find the real reasons you want to get in the shape of your life, and your why behind your why is the reason you want to stay there.
Your why is massively important to a successful and sustainable transformation, because it is what gives you the power to be able to pull through the hard times and the motivational dips by giving your journey a greater purpose than simply ‘getting fit’.
3. Trust Your Trainer & The Process
Your coach has been there, done it and got the RNT-shirt. They know what they are talking about, and your transformation journey isn’t an off-the-shelf programme – it has been tailored to you, your body and your lifestyle.
One of the biggest reasons people don’t see progress in anything they do is they fall into the trap of ‘paralysis by analysis’. There’s so much information out there, and it can be all too easy to get caught in the trap of obsessing over every little detail. This causes doubt and stress. Have faith, listen to your coach and remain accountable.
4. Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
As we mentioned previously with the 3Ss, consistency is essential to a successful transformation. Why has this been mentioned again? Because it’s so important! There’s something to be said for generating as much momentum as possible with your transformation checklist protocols, and continuing to build on it. The more you can create ‘gathered momentum’, the faster you will progress.
5. Learning Not To Make Excuses When Life Gets In The Way
Being in the shape of your life doesn’t mean living in the gym, eating the same meals every day and your entire life revolving around fitness. The RNT transformation journey is a long-term lifestyle solution, which means you can still live your life, whether you work long hours, travel frequently, or have a family, but you are equipped with the skills and knowledge on how to maintain your hard work and progress whenever life gets in the way.
6. Educate Yourself
Education is paramount to the longevity of success as it is the difference between progression and regression. With the right knowledge and skills, you learn how to make strong decisions and fuel your long-term progression.
The RNT website is a plethora of information. From articles and nutrition information to video tutorials and podcasts, whatever your preferred option, the insight and information is at your fingertips.
7. Positive Affirmations
A positive attitude brings positive results. By implementing positive affirmations and associations with your journey around you, such as setting a vision of where you want to be on your phone background, these act as constant reminders and reinforcement of what you’re looking to achieve, helping to create accountability and motivation to keep progressing.
8. Tell Everyone You Know
The stronger your support base, the greater the chances of a successful transformation. Telling everyone about your journey and the reasons why you are doing it will help them to provide you with the encouragement and motivation you need – and will allow them to be more understanding should you reject an offer to go for a meal. You’ll feel better for it, suffer from less temptations and you’ll be held accountable to more than just yourself and your coach, but everyone around you.
9. Diet Hacks
Amongst all the mindset tricks listed, another very popular theme was various diet hacks used to make the transformation process easier. Food is arguably one of the greatest temptations, but with the right nutritional education, you can manage temptation and cravings.
Experiment with spices to flavour up your chicken, switch up sugar-free drinks, and delay your first meal of the day to manage hunger – your taste buds shouldn’t have to suffer, there are so many amazing life hacks to uncover.
Ultimately, you are the facilitator of your transformation. It’s up to you, no one else, as to whether you succeed or fail. Listen to your coach’s advice, stick to your plan, and don’t give up. Keep going, everyday gone is another day closer to your next goal.
Rapid Fire Tips
While those are the top ten tips from our RNTers, we also have a few ‘honourable mentions’ that are too good to not share:
– “Weighing myself every day and then taking a weekly average. It’s amazing to see how the weight fluctuates on a daily basis, from which you can diagnose issues you’ve been having.” – Jaina Shah
– “You WILL have bad days. Don’t be too down beat. Speak to your trainer, family or RNT group if needed but key is to get back on it the next day.” – Sachin Khiroya
– “Using your workout sheets and logging it each week to stay focused.” – Ashwini Shah
– “For me it’s been adapting habits over time. For example, 10 years ago I hated working out first thing in the morning and I’d always prefer to go in the evenings. 18 months ago I tried going in the mornings again and loved it and have been doing it ever since and now hate the thought of going gym in the evenings. If something didn’t work for you in the past, it might be worth revisiting it over time to see if things have changed as you’ve gotten older.” – Sunny Dhaliwal
– “Track but recognise progress is not linear and the accumulation of ticking all the boxes will show through in the end (I hope this is true for me!!). Look for the small victories, weight not gone down but waist has? Mega. No measurement changes but more reps in the gym? Groovy.” – Paul MG
– “Keeping my meals simple has really help me get on top of meal prep, the less I have to think about the better and a shake for BF has worked wonders.” – Jerri Jarmeh
– “Snacks and sweet treats are wants not needs, when thinking about that chocolate ask yourself what do want more, the body or the treat.” – Martin Cheyne
– “Stay active all the time, take the longer routes, take the stairs. Walk after dinner to hit the step goal.” – Shalini Desai
To conclude, this post from Biraj sums it all up.
We particularly love his tip on leveraging the network and support at RNT. Many of our clients speak to one another for tips and advice on how to maximise their results and, like the aim of this article, sometimes it’s far more powerful hearing it from the people who are going through it themselves!
From all of us at RNT, we’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who’s helped put this article together, and to those reading it, we’d like to wish you all the best on your transformation journey!
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