Ideas alone won’t create a life you love. Putting them into action will.
The second story I am sharing with you today comes with a little personal achievement for me as well.
That is, Clarice was my first international 1:1 client to come onboard in May 2017 and currently the only one. Let’s see how long you can hold the title for hey? 😏
She is truely determined, shows honest consistency with her training and shares my love of snowboarding. Even from Hawaii!
If anyone finds consistency really tough when it comes to health and fitness I think you’ll get a lot of value out of her story because it used to be something she worried about.
Client Stories Clarice
Originally, when you started or just before, what were your goals and what did you really want to achieve? Why was this important to you?
My goals were to lose weight and keep it off.
Also to get into “snowboard shape”.
It was important to me because I wanted to be able to fit into my snowboard clothing (it’s expensive to have to buy another set). Also to be able to snowboard all day with out getting fatigue or muscle soreness.
Why do you feel like you had not yet achieved your goals? Was there anything stopping?
I tried diets and I lost weight but could never keep it off.
Kate: This is something I find many people struggle with. It’s so important to be able to reach your goals in a way that works long term and is sustainable.
I made up my own gym workouts but I didn’t know what I was doing and it was mostly weight lifting on machines.
I mostly worked out on my own and I wasn’t tracking it so it was hard to stay consistent.
What achievements have you made since training with me so far?
I’ve changed my eating habits (still have more work there), I am more consistent moving every day, lost weight, gained strength, improved endurance and I feel more confident about my body.
Kate: Since starting Clarice has made some amazing achievements:
- Dropped 4cm from her waist and significantly improved her fitness testing results.
- Increased her squats in a minute from 35 to 46
- Increased her push ups in a minute from 27 to 50; and
- Significantly improved her cardiac fitness taking her resting heart rate from 60 bpm to 50 bpm.
Bring on those mountains!
Kate: Yeeees! 🏂
What were you reservations you had before we started working together?
I thought I was weak and I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do the exercises or be consistent. It’s intimidating being older and taking instructions from anyone younger and fit 😆.
Can you describe how I was able to help you with your reservations?
Your flexibility and simplicity.
It really helped to be able to fit it into my schedule. The workouts aren’t complicated, which helped with feeling overwhelmed when trying to start a new routine.
What is one thing that really stood out about training with me and our work together?
OMG … those “feeling” questions (LOL, just kidding – but they do help keep you on track).
You’re actually really easy to work with, not intimidating at all and very supportive.
What does your training currently look like? How often are you moving your body, what types of training are you doing? How has what you do now changed from what you did before? Including your attitude towards health and fitness.
I’m walking 4-5 days a week, endurance muscle workout 2-3 times a week, HIIT workout once a week, light water workout once a week and an interval run 1-2 times a month.
Before I did an interval run maybe 2 times a week and a gym weight workout 3 times a week. I feel my current workouts are more efficient (working multiple muscle groups at the same time).
I’m more active and consistent moving every day and am targeting my snowboarding goal (endurance for the snowboard muscles).
I’ve played some type of sport throughout my life (currently it’s golf) and have always appreciated exercise but I haven’t always been taught the right way or haven’t always been consistent.
I’ve come to the realization that consistency is key but also being flexible when necessary and not beating yourself up when you fall short. I’m also learning more about what I put into my body and how important it is.
Especially as we age and metabolism slows down, keeping active and eating better/healthier play a big role in keeping weight off and staying in shape.
If you have one message to anyone feeling sluggish, uncomfortable or struggling, what would it be?
Call Kate 🙂 … start moving, you’ll feel better.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I’m an online client, so I don’t have the luxury of having Kate present during a workout.
It truly helps to have a goal that really means something to you. It can keep you motivated to make the right choices with diet and push you to be consistent with keeping active.
There will be things that get in the way (I was sick two weeks in the past two months or you just gotta have that ice cream), but if you have that goal, you’ll get back up and push forward and Kate will guide you along the way.
I have 4 online spots left. 23rd October start for those who want to bring the how-to to the dream. Apply to see if it’s a good fit. Serious applicants only 💪.