One of my clients has lost 2 stone (28.7 lbs, 13Kg) – his weekly weight results are in the graph above. When I asked him about his journey, he said the most important thing was that he has been feeling great, that that feeling was more important than the weight. It got me thinking, which comes first: weight loss results, or positive mindset/ feeling?
One might argue you need to see some weight loss before you start feeling better. Or you could argue you need a positive mindset to get started and to keep going. For most people a positive spiral develops: Weight improves, sleep improves, eating improves, strength/ muscle increases, and the person feels much better. This positive cycle builds on itself and things keep improving.
When I asked the client more about how he accomplished his results, the main things were:
The one problem he has now is he needs to get a whole new clothes wardrobe! His pants size is down from 38 to 34 inch, and his shirt size is gone from extra large to large! Some people might love to have that problem! And remember what he said: “Feeling great is the most important thing”!