April 17, 2015 | Comments: 2 Comments
Categories: Motivation, Wellness
It has been too long since I updated my blog. I’m sorry. My only excuse is that life got in the way as it does sometimes, and my blog fell on my priorities list. I’m going to do better.
Today is the first day of IDEA Personal Trainer Institute West and I’ve already been reminded of why I do this. Why I train people and why I write. I care about you. I really do. I want you all to be happy and healthy. I want you to know that starving yourself and over-exercising is not the sustainable way to change your body for the better. I want you to know that you can make positive changes to your life even if the scale never budges.
The first class I went to today was a lecture presented by Nardia Norman. She speaks a very similar language to mine and it made me all sorts of happy.She spoke of “weight loss” versus “fat loss”, hormone imbalances and sleep deprivation. If you are my client, we have probably had conversations on at least one of these topics.
One of the tools she presented was a Win Board. You have a list somewhere on which you write at least one thing that you did that day that you consider a win. Maybe that was just getting out of bed and into the shower. Maybe it was clearing out your inbox. Maybe that was getting in 5,000 steps. Maybe it was getting into the gym for a third time in a week. Maybe that was getting in an extra glass of water. Whatever it was, if it was a positive, it was a win and it goes on the board. Whenever you are feeling like you aren’t making progress or just need a little motivation, take a look at your Win Board.
I’m going to start a weekly Win Board with each of my clients. Maybe you can do this for yourself. You are doing the work and you deserve to give yourself credit for it.
You got this.