Last week, I met up with one of my clients, Des, to discuss goals, workouts, and a new season of focuses. Now, I’ve bragged about how dedicated and committed Des is before, but something else in our conversation last week inspired me to write this post. In the over 2 years of working together, Des has lost and maintained the 30+ pound fat loss goal she set for herself. She talked with me about how she feels more comfortable in her skin, wearing clothing that previously felt outlandish to her, such as shorts or a two-piece swimsuit. She also talked about how her workout routine is something that her family has come to know as part of who she is. Now of course all of that is amazing and inspiring and should continue to be celebrated. But what she told me about her influence on her daughter is what hit me in my feels. Des’s family is very active. Each kiddo is involved in different sports and activities and always trying to make it to the next level. Well she told me about her daughter who, like Des, becomes very focused and committed to the goal at hand. Her daughter wrote out a list of daily exercises and drills for her sport to prepare for an upcoming tryout. Then she did them. 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘥𝘢𝘺. 𝘕𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨. Like her mom, barely ever (if ever?) missing a workout. It’s one thing to have your kids start to mirror your nutrition and exercise habits (which is awesome btw), but it’s a whole other triumph for them to pick up on your dedication and drive towards a goal. 𝐔𝐍𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐕𝐎𝐊𝐄𝐃! I hope Des’s story can be a reminder that regardless of what the goal is that you are working towards, and whether you have achieved it yet or not, your attitude and mental drive is what will inspire those around you. And when you think about that, you realize the power you have to 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.
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