So I really suck at sharing before and after photos from my clients, but I really should because EVERYONE makes amazing progress and why should I hide all this amazing body transformation from you?? This is the type of stuff that motivates ME, so it must motivate you too… so, without any further delay, let me introduce to you: Inga.
I was rolling through my progress photos of clients from LAST YEAR and was caught by her progress. Sometimes body transformations are more subtle and sometimes they’re BAM in your face. This is a BAM in your face, one.
You see, this happened in just under 2 months… and this was sticking to her “eating plan” just about 80% of the time, with plenty of room for FUN EATING and REAL LIFE. Her plan was what we call SUSTAINABLE.
Look at how flat her stomach is in the after photos, and how much DEFINITION her arms have!! I haven’t altered these photos in any way – no funny lighting, no filters. These are legit bathroom mirror pictures. She looks amazing!!
Inga was already pretty athletic, but she had a lot of little eating habits that were keeping her from looking and feeling the way she wanted to. We used a slow and gentle system of resetting her eating habits. As a mom of three, going all-in and changing EVERYTHING at once (like with a meal plan) was NOT the way to go. She was also pretty clear that certain things needed to stay (hello, wine)… but she was able to incorporate all of that stuff into her nutrition strategy in a way that didn’t impede her results!
She also wasn’t doing enough resistance training (weight lifting), which is key for maintaining muscle when you’re trying to lose fat. Without resistance training, you end up looking skinny instead of strong and chiseled!
What’s one area of your body you’d like to see this type of progress on?? Comment and let me know!
Do you run? I’ve dabbled in running for most of my “Fit” life – it’s so convenient and I love being in the great outdoors. I would by no means consider myself a great runner. About 10 years ago, I could hardly run two blocks (truth – just ask my husband. He thought I was faking it). I rarely go over 5 miles now and prefer shorter, faster distances…. but I’m still a much better runner now. Even with my improved performance, I’ve noticed my internal monologue isn’t so great when I’m running. “This is hard. I can’t wait to stop. Are we there yet?” Enter Sports Affirmations for Running.
Sports Affirmations for Running
Years ago, I decided to help change my inner monologue by making an audio track of positive statements about running. Affirmations had worked great for me when I had used them before, so I was excited to apply them to my athletic endeavors. Low and behold, my clients loved using the MP3s too. I made them for my golfers and tennis players, too.
Affirmations are positive statements that help to improve the way you feel about yourself and your athletic performance. As long as you have some shred of positivity about running and YOU running, these MP3s can help magnify those positive feelings and reset your inner monologue (Side note: Are you a complete negative Nancy about running? You’ve probably chosen the wrong way to get fit. I highly recommend contacting me, so you can find a way of getting fit that makes you JOYFUL!). Having a stronger mind means you will run faster and go farther – whether you are a beginner on those first few (very difficult) runs, or a seasoned athlete looking to push your pace in your next race.
After a successful stint on Amazon and ITunes, I’m offering my Sports Affirmations for runners FREE for a limited time. All you have to do is click here and sign up for my newsletter – after you sign-up, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to your downloads (you can download Sports Affirmations for Golf, Sports Affirmations for Tennis AND Sports Affirmations for Runners!). Even better, you’ll be the first to know when I upload other FREEBIES and you’ll have access to exclusive articles that are only for my newsletter subscribers.