I received an email from a client this weekend that is the perfect representation of what I hope for with my clients. This is what she said-
I want to thank you for helping me make long term changes in my life- not just diet, but in attitude and enthusiasm for all the possibilities yet to come. You are so right-I have come a long way baby-..I think about my accomplishments everyday and celebrate them. Two years ago you came into my life and little by little over time made me a changed woman. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks!!!
I now eat a healthy breakfast everyday. Late late night 700 calorie snacks-GONE! I now get 8-9 hours of sleep every night. I move, move, move. I use to sit in front of the tv for 4-5 hours a day-now I watch less than 4 hours a week. I love spending time trying out new healthy recipes. I eat organically. I have definitely become more mindful about what I put into my mouth. I allow myself Pleasure days on occassion..ie Christmas when I spent one full day baking and candy making-gave 90% of my finished goods away as gifts, but allowed myself the pleasure of carrying on my mother's family tradition.
I certainly am a work in progress but with your help I have come a long long way. And when I feel down I just reschedule with you and BAM you get my head back in the game-Thank You, Thank You-..I'm sure I will see you soon. Cathy
Notice that it wasn't an overnight transformation. It took time and she continues to be a work in progress but she definitely has come such a long way and is healthier for it!! So awesome!