Twenty-five pounds is a decent amount to lose isn’t it? But what if you commit to a larger number…does that make you anxious, feel self-defeated before your start, or even excited? You see, before I began my weight loss journey I could not even imagine what losing 60 pounds would do for me – I could not even see that far. I’ve learned when helping clients to allow them to set a destination that is as far as they can see for the moment then as they begin losing weight and they get to the next hilltop, they can see farther and suddenly their destination goal adjusts. It’s a beautiful process when we begin believing in ourselves again.
Below is a common BMI chart. Is it perfect? No. Does is account for bulky muscle mass or low body fat? Probably not the best indicator in those cases. Does it compare ages or gender? Nope. However, for the general public of those of us who are carrying 25+ extra pounds, it’s an effective indicator. Find your height in the left column and your weight in the top row – find the intersecting square and note if you are red, yellow or green. Obviously we want to be in the green to ensure we are at our healthiest weight.
If you are not at your healthiest weight, but desire to get there – how many months would it take for you to arrive at your goal weight if you lost 10 pounds per month? The program I use to coach my clients has proven success of helping people lose 10 pounds per month – imagine what fun it would be if you were down 25-30 pounds BEFORE Christmas? You’d have to give up your spot in the back row of the family pictures!! If this interests you, I invite you to reach out and let’s schedule some time to talk about your goals. It’s my gift to you – free 30 minute goal-setting discussion at your convenience.