The Dreamer Phase:
- Characterized by ‘thinking’ about getting fit and a true desire to make a change.
- At this phase you may be envious of others who are fit and commonly have excuses, justifications and obstacles that are preventing you from getting started.
- Likely lack the support and/or may not be surrounded by like-minded/health conscious individuals
- In this phase often you have become ‘defined’ by circumstances (i.e. had a baby but never got back into shape, started a new job, failed relationship, or new unhealthy relationship etc.)
- Self reflection/personal evaluation – determine what’s holding you back and what activities interest you.
- Set a benchmark on your fitness level by completing a fitness evaluation
The Doer Phase:
- Key element is action – you start to do what you envision rather than just thinking about it.
- No longer just wishes and dreams about it but searches for exercise solutions, makes the effort, prioritizes and creates momentum
- Commit to realistic weekly routine based on your longer term goals
- Be sure your routine is interest-driven, convenient and realistic
The Plateau Phase:
- Results have come to a halt
- Common stage in any aspect of life
- Not only at a physical plateau but exercise/fitness may have become monotonous – leading to a mental plateau
- Different people have different durations of plateaus
- Need for a kickstart of something fresh, something different to spark interest, inspire action and get you motivated again.
- Nutrition assessment and overhaul
- Change the stimulus of your workout routine (seek a new class, activity or event)
The Breakthrough Phase:
- Characterized by someone who is completely and consistently ‘dialed in’ to the idea of wellness, challenge, personal growth and prioritizing health and fitness.
- There is a true ability to harness the power of the mind, thoughts and therefore actions
- Making a point of challenging yourself mentally and physically.
- Consistently search for inspiration and thrive on challenge that promotes growth
- Completing a monumental event that you have put hard work and training into.
- Setting an event goal
- Training to ‘live the lifestyle’ and experience rather than just goal attainment