WHEN we persist. But don’t simply persist at any ol’ thing. Persist in all areas of wellness. This screenshot is from a client who has met some incredible challenges in recent years, including moving across country (to support one of her parents with deteriorating health), and developing strong sensitivity/allergy to mold, to name just a few. Yet, she persists. She succeeds because she persists. Here, at the peak of people’s malcontent during pandemic, she dropped over 10lbs in one week, even contemplating “slowing” down the rate (which can be a good idea).
I got this text on my day off yesterday in the midst of an already fulfilling family day with my kids. My heart is so full. Seeing someone stay the course WHILE the difficulties mount gives me hope.
Although she and I are currently implementing an iteration of the early 1920s medical version of Wilder and Peterman’s ketogenic nutrition, it should be noted that we have long put into place other practices with a huge focus on stress management and sleep quality. This is critical. Most of the female population, especially after age 35, will not respond even to great training and nutrition without a holistic view of health. I have to add that she hasn’t even had the opportunity yet to get out for lengthy walks like a lot of other people who are making excuses. This is just from stress management and nutrition.
Persist. We will make it.