Today was one of the greatest days, I had a major breakthrough with a client. I wanted to share it with you. Moments like I experienced earlier remind me of why I do what I do. It's like magic.
She isn't really a client. She pays me no money, and lives in Northern California. She is, however, one of the most special, important people in my life, a woman whom I love more than anyone in this world. She is my mother.
I have spent numerous nights in worry over my mom's health. I have struggled and struggled with trying to help her and get through to her. My mother has been over weight my whole life. As a fitness professional, I have asked myself over and over, "what can I do? This is my job that I specialize in, how can I get through to her"?
Little by little I started working with her. I would make her check in with me, and every time I spoke with her I'd ask if she went to the gym. All I heard were excuses, excuses, excuses. When she came to visit me I lectured her, and tried to educate her on the benefits of eating a healthy diet. I tried everything, I even made her watch one of my favorite TV shows, The Doctors, and she really enjoyed it, however, she still was making excuses.
I went home for a visit on Christmas and she let me train her in the gym. I showed her different exercises and equipment to use. Today, on the phone, she told me that she went to the gym, did her workout, and ENJOYED it. This was music to my fitness fanatic ears. She then read me her list of 2011 goals, it was all the ways she is determined to get healthy.....going to the gym, getting better sleep, etc. My point to all of this is..........I FINALLY GOT THROUGH TO HER!!! As she read me her list, it literally made me cry, tears of happiness, and I'm not a crier, I yell, break things, go on a crazy run, etc.....I very seldom cry.
If you need more motivation to get healthy in 2011, please think of the people who love you. Do it for yourself first and foremost, but think of how it will effect your family and loved ones.
2011 is the year for results!!!!
Thank you for reading and no matter what shape and size you are, always love yourself!!!
TIP OF THE DAY:
If you have the urge to eat pasta, grab the whole wheat noodles. Saute some garlic, tomatoe, and other veggies, in olive oil to spread on top. This is a healthy alternative, and will keep you full.