I was recently talking with a client who just started but was frustrated that she didn’t lose more weight.
I get it. I want fast results too.
I just think it’s a mistake to be only concerned with the weight on the scale.
Here are 7 other ways to know you’re headed in the right direction:
You have more energy – This is one of the first things that happens when new clients begin. Things that drained them before begin to feel easier.
Your clothes fit better – At this point you’re already starting to change body composition meaning you’re losing fat and gaining muscle.
You’re consistent with your workouts and nutrition – At this point, you’re not only getting in better shape but you’re becoming a better person.
You’re in a better mood and can handle stress better – This is one of my favorite benefits of being in shape. It helps you become more resilient meaning you bounce back quicker from challenges, failures, or adversity.
You’re moving better – Once you get on a proper program that addresses the main fitness components, you’re joints are less achey. Being more limber leads to increased productivity.
Your blood work is improved – We have clients that have lower blood pressure, improved cholesterol, and reversed diabetes. They are literally adding years to their lives.
You are STRONGER – Being stronger will improve the balance of your hormones, give you more confidence, improve your posture, and lower your chance for injury.
I think you would agree that these 7 benefits are solid whether they’re accompanied by weight loss or not.
So the next time you start feeling discouraged about your weight, look at this list and ask if you are experiencing some of these!