I’m getting ready to do my last long run before Chicago. Today is 10 miles which is funny because it seems so SHORT! In less that two hours I will be done. Nice. I remember when I first started training for half marathons years ago and a 10-miler left me sleeping half the day, sore, and celebrating with a blow-out pancake meal. Now, I am banging it out before some meetings, hitting the store later, and chalking it up to another day.
I went ahead and did my re-weigh today because naturally I chose the first day of my period to weigh-in after six weeks. Awesome timing, right? 149.6 this morning which made me feel so good. I’ve not journaled, ate intuitively, had my wine on the weekends, and lived a lifestyle and I’m right in the middle of the wheelhouse. I like being 148-153 so this is nice to see. Now the scale goes away until November 1! Back to the grind.
This brings me to a thought I had today. A couple of my clients posted today some big changes they’ve made. One has lost nearly 40lbs since Jan., and the other is in a 60-day challenge and wearing pants she couldn’t even button six weeks ago.
Lots of people come to me for help. In fact, I have a high percentage of clients who stay a member of my forums for “life”. I can’t run them away! LOL I don’t want to but they just love our little community, what WE’VE built, and formed relationships.
But, like all trainers I don’t always “fix” everyone. Lots of my clients make great life changes and lots of them take years before it clicks. I have some that it never clicks but they enjoy the idea I instill in my community that you keep trying – you never know when your moment will happen. It took me almost 25 years before I finally got it!
When I get to truly help some people make changes it re-lights my fire for helping others and keeps myself going strong. It’s tough, though, because the ones I can’t seem to change I take personally. I am never upset with them – ever. I remember all the times I just couldn’t get it to “click.” But, I sure feel like a failure at times. One of the things that came with my 100lb weight loss was a feeling of responsibility to save as many other women as I can. I have that “no man left behind” syndrome.
So, on days like today where I get to hear the change, see their lights coming on, I celebrate. It makes me run faster, eat healthier, and sleep better. Thank you to all my clients but especially the ones who share with me their successes…big and small.
Today’s food PLAN – I held strong yesterday and stuck to my plan!
B – 2 scoops of UCan, 1/2 scoop of Greenberry Shakeology, 2 scoops of Energy and Endurance and pumpkin seeds (pre-run meal)
L – (this will be post 10 miler) Apple and yogurt with almonds
S – Roasted vegetables, ground beef and sauteed tomatoes topped with goat cheese
D – Big salad with smoked salmon and blue cheese
S – Shakeology and pumpkin seeds