Success comes in many forms. Success with health, weight, and fitness, also comes in many forms. Contrary to what many believe, there is more to being successful than a number on the scale. While achieving a healthier weight for many is a huge accomplishment, I always challenge my clients to think beyond the scale, beyond the numbers, and think about what their current weight or heath may be preventing them from accomplishing. Perhaps your weight prevents you from enjoying certain activities like golf, jogging, or even playing with your grandchildren. Maybe your goal to run a marathon seems too lofty, but what about completing your first 5K? Don’t get stuck on the scale. Think outside the box, outside the numbers, and set a goal that has nothing to do with weight. Guess what? Once you start working toward these types of goals, the weight loss will become a side-effect of your efforts.
I’ve been fortunate to have many success stories over the years. I’ve had people lose hundreds of pounds, run their first 5K, complete their first triathlon, and even get healthier and have families. I’d like to share some of these successes with you. Take a moment and read some of their stories; hopefully they will inspire you and help you create your own outside the numbers success.