A lot of people put others first. Even at the expense of their personal health. Sometimes saying “no” can be the best thing for your health and your weight loss. It may seem as though you are being selfish at first. However, as the weight melts off and you confidence begins to soar; you might find that you have even more energy to help others.
As a trainer, I become more then just a weight loss / muscle gain professional. To many of my clients I am like their personal therapist. As they train, they tell me all of their problems and challenges in life. While talking with one of my best clients the other day, she made one of the most in depth perceptions about her weight loss and fat loss journey. She told me that coming to the gym and working out changed her perception of “self worth.” Instead of coming to the gym to lose weight, and look better, she now comes to the gym out of respect for herself. As a side affect of respecting herself; she finds that others respect her more.
Even though this may seem like a simple thought, for her to find herself again through exercise is a HUGE deal. She suffered from low self esteem due to years of verbal abuse from her significant other.
It’s times like these when being a trainer and being able to help others in their life, both inside and out, is a true blessing and gift. Helping others can sometimes be taxing but in the end it is the biggest reward of all.
(CES, PES, BS, CPT)