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I ALWAYS encourage people to go after their goals, but part of reaching those goals is being strategic. There’s a mental game that must be played in weight loss and part of that is helping people feel successful and not broken down. It’s very easy to get discouraged…truly. That’s why so many people quit too fast…most likely they have tried to do too much or have set their expectations on a goal that is physically impossible…
So what do I say to my clients during the holiday season?
Maintain. Plain and Simple.
If you can maintain then you have done well!
Most people gain a good ten pounds during the holidays…yes, it’s because of all the food, but I also think it’s a few other things. So I’ve created a list of things to possibly help with the holidays.
1. Unless you just have EVERYTHING together and are awesome at this game…Don’t tell yourself that you are going to lose weight before christmas! That’s just unrealistic! A good goal? To stick with the same healthy habits you have already started and just do your best. For example: if you workout four days a week and have certain days of the week that you eat healthy…don’t change that just because it’s Christmas. Continue reading “5 Ways To Maintain During The Holidays” »
I have a client that I love to death. He’s become so much a part of my life that I love to see him when he comes in and I get excited for his results. He hasn’t had an easy go at it. Weight doesn’t just drop off of him like it does others…I think some of us totally get this, right?? For a few months, I could tell his heart just wasn’t in it. Yet regardless, he came in four times a week and worked out because he knew ultimately that was the best thing for him. I was proud of him.
Then, just before reaching the anniversary of some hardships in his life a couple of months ago, I started to see the switch flip in his brain. It went from fatigue and hopeless to strong and determined. Whatever had happened, whether it be these anniversaries coming up, work, life, whatever, he suddenly came to the realization that he didn’t want to live the way he was anymore. He stopped drinking, stopped eating badly, and started running with me before his workouts. Continue reading “12 Months of Challenges” »
November 4th, 2004 changed my life. My father was in a car accident on his way home for lunch. It has been way too long since I have heard him laugh, heard his voice, or seen his smile. I saw pictures today and I felt like some of his features looked different to me…and I thought to myself, “Has it been so long that I am forgetting what he looked like?”
People used to tell me that I was exactly like my dad, and I didn’t see it.
Yet the older I get, the more I see it.
Here are ten things I think my dad would be surprised by: Continue reading “10 Years and 10 Things That Would Surprise My Father” »