Ah, another tough lesson to learn. Change is an uncomfortable process, always. You leave what you know (your habits, your lifestyle, your environment) and by trying something new, you take a tentative step into an unknown and uncertain place.
So the first thing clients do is try to resolve that tension, try to make it “certain” again, by asking all kinds of frenzied questions and working themselves into a panic:
- “What about this supplement, or that?”
- “What do you think about this theory / guru / article I read / study that was published?”
- “What about when (unforeseeable future event) happens — what do I do then?”
- “What about (rare, irrelevant and highly unlikely situation) — what do I do in that case?”
- etc., etc.
- What should I do today?
- How do I do that?
Those are the only two kinds of questions that lead to calm, focused action. So next time you find yourself asking a question about fitness, take a second and think, “Am I focused on what to do right now? Or is this just wondering and worrying?”