I kept thinking to myself today, what is it that makes one person successful and someone else stuck? From my perspective, it boils down to one thing - showing up. Clients who get to goal do so because everyday they put one foot in front of the other and surround themselves with tools that work for them to make their journey easier, simpler, and faster. I'm one of those tools.
100% of clients that did well over the holidays have made weekly weigh-ins a priority. 100% of my clients who didn't do well - haven't weighed-in since before Christmas. So, weighing-in is important. What do we do in a weigh-in? Talk. What do we talk about? Who knows? Usually my first question is, "what's the most important thing for us to talk about?" You decide.
Today, I talked about the following subjects with clients: meal planning for the weekend, goal setting for a 20 pound weight loss by a February birthday, how to jump-start weight loss with a quick boost, the need for kitchen organization, a new boyfriend who didn't know my client was with me weighing-in, budgeting, coming off of thyroid medications, hormone testing and how I could help a client's co-workers lose weight. As you can see, we can talk about anything.
Why is this important?
Because most of us are so darn busy doing everything for everyone else that we don't have time in the day to stop and think about what WE need. I believe that being overweight is not the problem. Being overweight is the symptom that your life is out of balance. Usually, when life is out of balance, it's because we forgot to take care of ourselves.
Working with a weight loss coach is great because you are guaranteed time to think about what you need - big picture, little picture, planning, teaching, emotional support. You have someone to bounce ideas off of and to give you strategies for quicker, faster, easier weight loss. I have the benefit of doing this for 11 years and have pretty much seen it all. Why re-invent the wheel when there may have been someone else who has already worked through your issue. I can share their solutions with you and save you the frustration. Wouldn't that be great?
But you have to make the decision to show-up and open-up. My clients who are rockin' right now believe that 30 minutes a week to share ups and down, prepare and plan for the week ahead, and get measured, weighed and fussed over is worth it. They know they deserve to be successful. And that's why they show up. They show up regardless of their progress. And as a result, they progress!