All posts tagged: #SuccessStories

Non-Scale Victories

When my clients check-in with me, usually they’re so fixated on the scale as a measure of success or failure. Quite often (when compliance is high), there are so many other wonderful victories that are far more important to highlight such as: i) better overall health ii) more energy iii) looser pants iv) look better in clothes v) strength vi) tighter and leaner looking physique vii) looser rings viii) healthier and responsible eating habits ix) compliments x) and (even better) MORE compliments! (you’ll only understand this if you’ve been compliant) To me, the scale tells us our relationship to gravity…and not much more than that. It is one piece of analysis that I use to gauge dieting success. Without a doubt, the NON-SCALE VICTORIES are much more amazing than the number in-between our feet.

What does a “successful” transformation mean?

The decision to embark on a fitness transformation should never be about becoming someone better than you are. Fat loss doesn’t do that and it isn’t about that. When I work with a client for a few months and as their bodies start to change, another transformation happens too. Even though it’s only email I can almost hear their voices by the way they communicate with me – their exuberance, the confidence, the loss of previous inhibitions, and the sheer excitement of seeing what they have overcome…followed occasionally by even bigger goal settings (I just love when that happens by the way…). While it is very hard to accurately explain , the best way I can describe it is through the slow increase and frequency of emails and messages that come my way as the weeks go on and the pounds and inches reduce. It’s such a wonderful feeling to read their positive experiences and virtually watch them grow out of their shells. A successful transformation isn’t about being better than you previously were. I …