Health shifts are HARD.
I often warn clients that it’s going to seem like the tiniest baby steps forward, and progress won’t always be blatantly obvious.. until it is.
I’ve had the perfect example of one of those “until it is” situations the last little bit. A long time training client decided to join me in using ProCoach, a new nutrition and habit coaching software that allows me to get at some of the whys of why progress requires daily change.
This client works hard in every workout, and admittedly needed to make some other health shifts to really get the progress in their health they were looking for.
We’d already used the power of exercise to help them lose some weight, and decrease the medications they were on due to a chronic health condition. They were now ready to add in some dedicated nutrition and lifestyle change.
It’s be 10weeks on this new program. This program requires them to think daily and reflect on their habits, choices, and diet. They started asking questions about what they were eating and how their choices every day could be affecting their progress and health. They got daily workouts and maintained their 2x/week sessions in the gym with their trainer.
They started the new program hesitant, but determined. Knowing they wanted to make change. They committed to doing the work- and that, my friends, is the hardest part of change.
Small baby steps, every day, every week. In their first 2 weeks they dropped 5lbs.
By 6 weeks they had dropped inches off their body composition and another 5lbs.
Now at 10weeks? They’ve dropped even more inches and are down a total of 16lbs. They’re feeling and looking different… better different.
This is a year long course/program for the client… I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 10 weeks!
All these growing improvements and positive changes for a workout and 5min a day of reflection, and small habitual diet and lifestyle change.
Seems like nothing- but it takes huge mental effort to make that commitment.
Daily effort. It’s not as easy as a miracle pill to manage symptoms. Even if that pill has negative side effects.
The rewards though of that daily effort to shift? Much, much greater- and- the only side effect is improved health and happiness!