This week I’ve spent a lot of time meeting with our clients who are part of our Metabolic Balance® programme.
Metabolic Balance® is an award winning, bespoke nutritional plan that is highly effective at getting results. It’s based around reducing the inflammation in the body that is causing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes type II, food cravings, menopausal symptoms, liver and gall bladder and much more. A side effect of improving these conditions is weight loss (which is why many of our clients come to us).
One of our clients came not for weight loss, but to look for a way to get off the medication that was affecting his stomach. He is a type II diabetic, had high blood pressure and was frustrated with how he felt even though he was medicated. He wanted to feel better.
He’s been on the programme for 6 weeks. His blood measures for his diabetes are consistently low and managed, his blood pressure is now on the low side regularly and to top it all he has lost weight which he’s chuffed with.
The next time he goes to see his GP he’ll be discussing reducing his medication.
Another of our clients has been on the programme for 2.5 months. She did come for weight loss and in that time has lost just shy of three stone.
Where another, in her 70s, has been able to maintain her weight loss, improve the pain she was experiencing in her back and knees, get back to golf and compete in a competition now that she feels able to cope with an 18 hole round.
However, all of these clients have had times when they’ve seen the difference because they have reverted back to their ‘old way’ of eating.
Blood glucose levels jumped up, weight increased and pain reappeared.
It’s just like you would if you were exercising regularly and then stopped it thinking that you were now fit enough, slim enough or that it wasn’t working for you any more.
You get stiffer, feel lower in energy and the bits of you become more wobbly than they previously were!
And this is one of the best and worst bits of making improvements in one’s health – it’s a day in, day out process.
To get and maintain the results we need to keep at it.
And then I saw an advert on social media for a tee-shirt that summed up what my clients and I expereince.
And it summed it up better than I could ever have done.
Working for what you want for your health, your fitness, your improved sense of confidence comes down to doing something every day because you know that it’s worth it and you’re worth it.
It’s about knowing that to get a different result you need to have a different plan.
It’s about knowing that once that plan is working it’s going to take time to get results. So you must stick at it.
And it’s about knowing that small, daily efforts is a great way to establish a habit that will last a lifetime and will stop you from reverting back to ‘old ways’.
If things aren’t where you want them to be what are you doing each day that’s stopping you from getting there?
Could you walk at lunchtime rather than being sat at your desk?
Could you bring lunch from home rather than getting the meal deal from the nearest shop?
Could you enlist the help of a friend or colleague so that you can keep each other on track?
I’ve got something that might just help you too.
This Sunday 23 September is the start of our 2018 100 Day Fitness Challenge.
It’s the start of the last 100 days of the year and the 7th year I have run it.
The rules are simple. Do something active every day for the last 100 days.
It does’t have to be mad, bonkers exercise, but something like a walk each day. Every day.
The impact of such a small undertaking will have a massive effect on you as we head towards the year end.
So find a buddy and commit to doing this together.
Join the Facebook group where I am talking to you about how to get this done.
Start on Sunday with a mile walk, and repeat that for the first 33 days.
It’s really that simple.
It may not seem much, but trust me, you’ll feel different for doing it, will be changing your habits over 100 days and will benefit in more ways than just getting outside each day.
Move away from your ‘old ways’ and create a new way for you that works.
I hope to see you in there.
Have a great week!