Hey, you guys! It’s Martine, the Nutrition Coach at Illumine. Keep reading on for some Food for Thought!
Expecting Instant Results? You Are Setting Yourself Up For Failure.
“10 lbs in 2 weeks.”
“Drop 3 dress sizes in one month.”
“Your dream body instantly.”
We have been conditioned to believe that losing weight is a quick process. Drink a tea and instantly have your dream body. While you may not outright believe those ads, in the back of your mind somewhere, you are still hoping that your results are quick and require minimum commitment from you.
If that is your mindset going into your health journey, whether your goal is to improve performance, gain muscle, lose body fat, or all of it, you are setting yourself up for failure.
Results are not just about one change that you make; it’s about dozens of tiny changes you make over time and adopt as habits. Each habit that you change moves your further and further to your goals. Because of this, we use a process of long-term and short-term goals with every client. The long-term goal is where you want to see yourself in one year. The short-term goals can be bi-monthly or monthly depending on how much accountability you need.
Once you reach your first short-term goal; you create a new goal and strive for that. Eventually, with accountability from your nutrition coach, you reach your long-term goal and then make new ones.
So you reached your goal! Now you are done, right?
No! Once you reach your goal, you create new long-term goals throughout the maintenance stage. This is so you ensure you don’t slip back into those old habits. That accountability buddy is there for you to keep you on track.
It is important to remember that progress is not a straight line. You will have setbacks, you will make progress, and you will reach those goals is you stay the path and trust your nutrition coach.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Martine with any questions or find a time to discuss our nutrition program at email@example.com!