Monday, March 12, 2012
What do you do when your plateau turned gain, turned plateau lasts almost a year and a quarter?? Give up? No. Try something different?? As if you haven't been doing that all along. A plateau this long and you've got to know that you've tried just about every strategy that you could find to "bust that plateau"!!
So, next to accepting that things will continue to stay the same, what options are there left?
For me, I decided to enlist more help. So far, my journey has had just one navigator: me. Without the wind beneath my wings (my family, friends and Sparkpeeps), there's no way I could've made it this far, but now I need to call in the big guns.
I began the research to find either a Personal Trainer or a Registered Dietitian and found many really exciting options, and was both excited and overwhelmed with the possibilities. Eventually, the most do-able and appropriate option for me as a starting point was a Wellness Consultant who is qualified to provide counselling, direction on nutrition and personal training.
Meeting with her for the first time today, I really had no idea what to expect and I came in focussed on the nutritional and fitness challenges that I've been dying to discuss with a professional with the background to help me get things figured out. What I ended up with was something very different and possibly even more valuable.
I was so impressed and encouraged by her patience, professionalism and progress all within my initial assessment. As many have said before, you can't truly fix a problem until you find the root of it and her attitude was very focussed on helping me to get to the root of all my problems: mind, body and soul. I am so excited to have someone with the knowledge and training to help guide me in my personal growth AND weight loss/finess journies.
I have no idea where this next step will have me end up, but as with most of the adventures that I've experienced so far since deciding to get healthy, I'm thinking that I will, at the very least, enjoy and trust the process.
Have you had any luck working on your health and wellness goals from the multi-facetted therapy and consulting approach?