Posts Tagged ‘abs’

  1. Don’t Give Up!

    July 16, 2016 by Heather

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    I received a message this morning from a client that was so excited she lost 15 pounds, even after being on vacation! This was huge for this particular client because she has been having difficulty losing weight due to the inflammation in her body.  I know her internal struggle.  I’ve been there for the tears.  This made my morning. When we are very inflamed, weight loss, will be the last thing to go as a result of addressing the inflammation.  I know sometimes this is hard to hear. 

    It occurred to me after receiving that message that often, as practitioners, our clients journeys closely mirror our own.  There are no accidents.  This message today started me thinking about my own journey and how it mirrors hers since moving to New Mexico.  If you read my last blog post you know the story of my stressed out existence prior to my big move here.  Soon after I moved, I started putting on weight and couldn’t figure out why.  Sometimes, as a health coach, it is hard to be objective with yourself.  It is not as easy to unravel your own puzzle than it is to unravel a clients.  Let’s look at the onion and peel its layers back.  I was in an abusive relationship, lived in another stressful situation when I left that abusive relationship, moved twice (one across the country), went of birth control pills, increased my thyroid meds and stopped my antibiotics for the Lyme.  My poor adrenals!  My confused body did not know what end was up. I know what I would say to client.  Not so easy to have that talk with yourself.  I’m patient with my clients.  I meet them where they are at.  So very hard to do when it is you.

    I can see how my clients can get frustrated.  I’ve been in this situation before myself.  Why work out and eat right when I continue to put on weight, or at least am not able to lose it?  This is the mentality that lurks in the back of my head.  And I’m sure it lurks in the back of my clients heads.  And for those of you that know my story, weight gain for a person with a history of eating disorders is equally devastating. 

    But I continued on, doing my daily workouts and eating clean, confident that I would unravel the mystery.  Thank goodness for my boyfriend that didn’t throw me out of the house!  😉  Sometimes, as practitioners, we need to step outside of our own demons to see the bigger picture.  Sometimes our clients that are going through similar things help us to do that.  At this point, I’m pretty confident I’m on the right track and have answers with the help of some recent labs.  This morning I went for a run and was faster and less tired than I was last week, validation that what I’m doing is working, maybe just not as fast as I’d like.  Hey I’m human! 

    I know sometimes it would be easier to throw in the towel, to sit on the couch with a bag of pretzels.  Trust me, it was tempting.  But if I hadn’t continued to move, if I hadn’t continued to eat clean then I would be worse off than I am.  It is so easy to keep going when you are seeing forward progress.  It can be so frustrating when you are working hard and not seeing the results you’d like.  But once your body catches up and once you address the issues that are causing your body to hang onto the weight and inches, you WILL see the results and all the efforts of clean eating and exercise will have paid off. 

    If you’d like help getting to the root causes of why you are stuck, I’d love to help.  I know my journey has been helpful to many of my clients but their journey’s have equally blessed me in helping my own self to heal. 

    I’d love to hear your story.  Feel free to send me a message or share in the comments below!

     

    Peace & Love!

    Heather


  2. Day 3…X2 Yoga

    December 28, 2011 by Heather

    Today was really recovery or rest day but since I’m missing my Sunday Yin Yoga class due to the holiday I decided to fit in another Yoga today along with my studio class Friday. Still a bit of soreness in the lower abs and upper leg area near hips but lower. I don’t think my legs have ever hurt here!!

    I had already done this workout last week so I knew what I was in for. When I first did the workout I was a bit skeptical as I go to a Yoga studio and I didn’t think Yoga X was very flowy. But, I tell you, I was impressed! What a great workout! When every muscle in your body is shaking you know it’s working!! The workout flows nicely and is not easy. I would request more time in Shavasana but I guess you could just do that on your own!

    Tomorrow is Total body and ABX 2!

    Be well!!!


  3. Day 2 P90X2…Plyocide!

    December 27, 2011 by Heather

    This morning parts of my leg that I didn’t even know existed hurt along with lower ab muscles. Let me just say, it takes alot for either of these places to be sore on me! So I can only imagine what next week brings when I’ll be doing X2 core full tilt, without all the pausing and with the non-deflated stability ball.

    This morning was Plyocide. I will admit, I don’t think I gave this one everything I had. I think I was saving myself because I saw the length of the workout and didn’t know what I was in for. I didn’t realize that the last 15 minutes was stretching. This is where watching the workout in advance would come in handy! I was sweating and breathing heavy but I think next week will be even better because I know what’s coming. I’m thinking this might be a test week for me as I’m getting used to the workouts. We shall see. The first phase runs 3-6 weeks.

    No falling on my face today! I did, however, realize that a fully deflated stability ball can become very heavy and an 8 lb medicine ball looks innocent enough but really isn’t! Tomorrow is Yoga. Recovery on the schedule but I’m missing my Sunday Yin Yoga class and Friday I go to a class so I’ll run that day. Stay tuned….