Dinah Before (on the left)
If you have been following along in my story about the transformation of my client, Dinah, you have already learned about her experiences that lead to her coming to me, as well as the regime I put her on. And each time we met, Dinah was undergoing a transformation right before my eyes!
The weight loss continued for Dinah, as she lost 2 pounds, 1 pound, 5 pounds, and continued. I kept her focused on the basics. I would take the time to look over things like her food journal, her exercises, and the effectiveness of her mindset tools. If there was something that needed to be addressed, we would discuss it. All along the way, Dinah learned how to live a whole new lifestyle – one that is healthy and conducive to helping her reach her weight loss and health goals and dreams.
There were additional things that she learned along this fitness journey as well, like how to cook for her family. With that, everyone in her family started to get healthier, so the rewards of her efforts were spreading. She also learned how to grocery shop for good health and how to grow her own vegetables.
Then, something happened that Dinah thought would never happen. She reached her goal! She had changed so much that when she went to see a friend she hadn’t seen in a while, the friend didn’t even recognize her! Four years later she is now about 20 pounds heavier than she was at the initial goal, but she gained some weight back after her MS flared up and the medications she had to take lead to a weight gain.
However, today she is in a much happier place and much healthier! She does things she couldn’t do before, like camping with her husband, who even calls her “skinny Minnie” now – something he hadn’t done in many years since they had first started dating. She also gained back a lot of independence because she has more control over her body. Today, her advice to others who battle weight issues is to “…go for it and take on the challenge. It isn’t easy, but the feeling of facing your fears and winning is great!”
It was a great experience for me to work with Dinah and to watch her transform her body, as well as her life. As a personal trainer, it is a special day to see a client reap the rewards of all their hard work. Be sure to read Part IV of this series, where I focus on providing the tips that helped Dinah reach her goals, and can also help you reach yours!
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