The Full Mind Weigh® – Coaching that Empowers you to Stop Regaining the Weight you Lost!
Recently, I’ve been trying to change up – and amp up – my workout routine. After all, we hear all the time that change is good for the body when it comes to exercise.
So recently I’ve checked out a couple of different boot camp instructors at my gym. The first time was really a killer for me because it was in the evening, not the best time of day for me to work out (I’m strictly a morning-workout kind of gal). Nonetheless, I figured I’d gone to the trouble of getting there, so I pushed my way through it (along with the bunch of “young people” who were my co-sufferers that day), and was rewarded by being called a “beast” by the instructor. To say that I was glowing is a gross understatement! Wow! I’m now a BEAST! That glow has stayed with me, and fueled my determination to try another time of day for boot camp. And I was doubly rewarded when I came into the gym about 12 hours later for my regular training session and my trainer, who’d been working that evening and had witnessed my determination and persistence, greeted me with “Good morning, tough stuff”. Oh yeah!
So this past weekend I checked out a morning session. Again, it was fairly grueling, but not as bad because my energy is simply higher in the morning. Again, my co-sufferers were a bunch of “young people”. It was tough but I made it through, and I’ll be going back to this one on a regular basis.
I was working out at the gym this week when another of my trainer’s clients called me a “brute”. Wow! In addition to being a beast, I’m now a BRUTE! And my trainer greeted me with “hey champ”!
Okay, so I’m a beast and a brute. What’s next? A “monster”?
Beast, brute, monster….why do these words mean so much to me?
Because I’ve gone from being obese – clinically obese – to being a beast.
And I’d rather be a beast.
And that’s because I’m determined to never forget what it was like to be clinically obese. I’m determined to never forget the aches and pains, the lack of energy/strength/stamina/endurance, the fatigue, the difficulty with everyday things like tying my shoes and climbing the stairs, and the medical problems that went along with it – the acid reflux, high cholesterol, and rising blood pressure. Given my family history, I was lucky that I wasn’t already diabetic – or prediabetic.
I’ll never forget because I believe the person who said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana, 1905. My lifelong experience with food, eating and weight has shown me, all too painfully, how easy it is to regain, to get back on the roller-coaster, to let lapses and slips become complete relapses. And I’m not going there. Not now. Not ever.
I’d love to read your comments on this post, the thoughts and feelings that come up for you as you read it. Can you relate to what I’ve said here?
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With warm wishes,
Doreen Lerner, Ph.D.
Coaching services provided by Dr Doreen are not a substitute for medical or psychological evaluation or treatment. If you think you may be suffering from an eating disorder, please consult with a qualified mental health professional who is trained to evaluate and treat eating disorders.