Part 2 of Client Advice;
Meredith's Journey so far
Meredith has had a mixed journey with her weight not changing too much over her time but recently has been on a steady loss for 2 months before a second walking holiday!
Meredith has made great improvements in both strength and range of movement since training. The biggest thing to change is Meredith's posture. Meredith can now be proud of her height by standing tall instead of hunching down like we all do at our desks, day to day.
What have you changed in your life to reach your goal?
- Setting an exercise routine which includes resistance training x 2 weekly. Walking regularly x 5 times a week.
- Keeping a food diary is super important and reduces the temptation of snacking late at night.
- Limit alcohol to only when I go out and also to once or twice a week.
- Allow yourself to have a treat occasionally as this saves falling off the wagon long term.
- Previously I would have a head ache nearly every day from being hunched over a key board, the fact that I have not had a headache since the first few weeks of commencing training has been massive motivation to continue aiming for my goals.
What advice would you give someone that is just starting or in a plateau?
- Have a body scan. Always a good reminder of what is going on in your body and a good measure of the improvements that exercise can make. Very satisfying to see the results, particularly when your bio age and fat percentage reduces.
- Setting goals. Good time to do this in conjunction with the body scan.
- Food diary!!!
- Try to stick to your exercise routine no matter how much you feel like resting at the end of a busy day.
- When I plateau, I like to do extra sessions one on one boxing which gives me a good cardio workout.
- Attend info sessions and walk/run events
Keep an eye out for the final part from David Powell.*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.