Time to highlight some hard work again. I asked one of my clients, Diana Bedlington, a few question. Diana lives a very busy life and it is very stressful and she came to me searching for help getting fit, controlling her stress and blood pressure and learning healthier eating habits.
Here is a question and answer session we had. Her answers are in white.
WHAT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU COULD USE MY HELP:
"I was gaining weight and had high blood pressure."
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST STRUGGLE IN THE PAST WITH STICKING WITH AN EXERCISES PROGRAM:
"Time and commitment."
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE IN THE PAST WITH EATING HEALTHY:
"Time and the fact I hate to cook!"
HOW DO YOU FEEL I HAVE HELPED YOU IMPROVE BOTH OF THESE ASPECTS:
"With food, all the little tips have helped. For my blood pressure....you have healed me :)" (you did the hard work Diana and followed through with everything we talked about so good for you!!)
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST AREAS YOU HAVE NOTICED CHANGED IN WITH YOUR BODY/HEALTH:
"My blood pressure has dropped almost 50 points on the top (systolic) and 20 on the bottom number (diastolic). The mental health and stress relief has been great too. I can handle life without my BP going through the roof most of the time now :)"
BEFORE YOU STARTED WORKING OUT REGULARLY HOW DID YOU FEEL:
"Bad about myself and frustrated."
I KNOW YOU DID THE ADVOCARE 24 DAY CHALLENGE. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BENEFIT YOU FOUND FROM TAKING PART IN THAT:
"I felt better. Even though the weight loss wasn't huge the energy level was much better and I just felt physically stronger."
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART YOU HAVE FELT FROM MAKING THESE POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFESTYLE:
"My blood pressure. I am able to be the person I want to be (most of the time) when it comes to stress and anger. My family is starting to eat different too."
I KNOW YOU ARE AN EXTREMELY BUSY LADY. WHAT HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST THING IN HELPING YOU FIND BALANCE:
"Knowing that I am accountable to Amy and not letting her down. She has found the perfect balance in accountability and being able to push a person to their max. I also don't want to have a stroke or heart attack. I have several things I want to experience in my lifetime and I want to live a full, well balanced life."
Diana, you are a harworking, hilarious woman and I love working with you. I am so proud of you for all of your determination and hard work. You are tough and always good for a laugh which makes our sessions fun. Keep up the hard work, you know it is all worth it!