As a young girl, I was never a great athlete. I played sports in school and on the basketball team, but nothing rose above the mediocre. I joined a gym when I was in high school in hopes of getting back into shape, but struggled to do any of the basic exercises. Despite my lack of athletic ability, I fell in love with sports. It was a way for me to push myself, to be better than I was.
When I heard that my friend and fellow coach Kim was going to be running a half marathon this year, I thought for a few minutes, then I said, “why not?” I knew she was a strong, diligent, and determined person. I knew she had trained hard for the past two years to get in shape and run the half marathon. I knew she had done it before, and I knew she was ready to do it again. I knew the race would be challenging, but she would not let it beat her. I knew she would get her inner athlete back.
Kim is a runner who once ran the Boston Marathon and competed in triathlons. She completed the race just before the birth of her daughter and has struggled with post-baby weight gain. When she learned that her daughter may be at risk, she made a commitment to get active again. Here’s how she’s doing it:
Kim’s fitness (and her image of her physique) quickly declined after college, despite her being a former Division 1 athlete.
High-stress employment and fast food overindulgence have replaced the days of regular workouts and good diet.
Kim decided to re-kindle her athletic physique after too many lengthy, nasty looks in the mirror.
“I wanted a physique that I could be proud of and that would allow me to succeed,” she adds. “I liked competing and outdoor activities.”
Kim lost almost 24 pounds and 16 percent body fat a year after joining Coaching, winning the $10,000 prize and permanently consolidating the healthy behaviors she needs to stay lean, athletic, and fulfilled.
“Coaching taught me how to make my own happiness as well as how to make my own food,” she says. “Any amount of weight loss or money won is better than that.”
The Transformation of Kim
I lost 24 pounds and 16.3% body fat!
- 25 years old
- 24 pound weight loss (from 160 lbs to 136 lbs)
- 16.3 percent of body fat was lost (from 29.5 percent to 13.2 percent )
Her life appears to be perfect on paper, she believes.
Graduate of a prestigious university. Previously a Division 1 athlete. A high-profile position as a Nuclear Program Manager for a prestigious non-profit think group. Friendships that last. This is a nice family. All of the things that should make for a fulfilling life. But she’s lost all sense of direction. Something isn’t quite right.
Kim Misher, 24, is sitting in her office in Washington, DC, and she’s uncomfortable in her own skin, as if she’s wearing someone else’s overweight suit. It reminds me of a sumo wrestler attire. You can’t take this one off, though.
She hasn’t attended to the gym on a regular basis in over a year, and she knows it. Her demeanor has deteriorated, and she has lost the guts and desire she possessed as a high-achieving athlete. She was a former Brown lacrosse player who sprinted up and down the field, exhausting her opponents with her conditioning and grit. In season, she went to the gym to lift weights and trained for up to six hours a day.
She now works in an office, sipping a cappuccino while watching the seasons change outside her window.
Kim is curious about a few things, such as where she can find the exciting, active life she was promised when she graduated from university. Where did her athletic, trim figure vanish? And what about this job? She meets ambassadors, congressmen, legislators, and secretaries of state, to be sure. But it’s hardly enough to pay the bills. And she’s not sure if she ever had it in the first place or if she ever had it at all.
This was not intended to happen. This can’t possibly be the “real world.”
In school, it was easy to relax. It’s quite simple. And she adored the true progress markers, which showed you precisely where you were in the game. Pass or fail the test; maintain a high grade point average; perform well and receive a diploma But, she wonders, how can one measure one’s progress in life? There doesn’t appear to be a check mark or a box to check.
She’s going through a quarter-life crisis. Her body is in need of a transformation. Her position requires a shift. Her life will have to change. But those are lofty ambitions. Taking on all of them at once would be a heroic act, and it just doesn’t seem feasible.
Instead, Kim decides to start small and see how things develop.
What about the job? What is this despairing feeling? She’ll deal with them later. Perhaps they’ll sort themselves out over time. However, her weight is currently a post-it note attached to her thoughts.
That’s all there is to it. First, take care of your body. Life will come later.
That is, at least, the plan.
It’s December, and Kim has only recently enrolled in the Coaching program.
It’s the first day of the week. It’s game time.
She’s looking at the Coaching program, which is full of graphs and figures, and she’s completely enthralled. It’s as if she’s gone back to school.
“This one assesses my habit adherence. This one tracks my weight fluctuations. This one keeps track of how much weight I lose. “This one keeps track of my workouts!”
She thinks that this coaching thing appears to cover all the bases.
She prepares for the barrage of information by opening a Word document. She was forced to take it all in. She was an international prize winner and Ivy league standout. She desires everything. Give her the workouts and the nutrition. Give her whatever she requires right now, and she’ll take care of the rest.
Kim reads her first lesson: take fish oil and a multivitamin. She’s ready to read 200 pages and plan the next year of her life down to the hour.
She moves her mouse forward, looking for the next lesson. There isn’t a single one. At the very least, if there is one, it is concealed from her view.
She can’t believe what she’s hearing. Is there only one lesson, and it’s to take fish oil and vitamins? What’s the next lesson going to be? Where has all of the research gone? Where has all the information gone?
She sends an email to Krista, her Coaching coach, to find out what’s going on. Big Coach advises her to take it easy and keep cool. She thinks you don’t need all of that information right now. All you have to do now is stick to your routine of taking fish oil and a multivitamin. Everything else is a waste of time.
Kim is on the verge of committing the standard rookie mistake that every woman trying to lose weight makes: believing that gathering more knowledge will help her lose weight.
She’s played this game before: gather a lot of information, read everything, try it for two weeks, and lose a few pounds. Make a mistake the following week, beat yourself up, and make a plan to “get back on track.” Another blunder. Quit. Change to a different weight-loss program or book. Restart the process.
Although Krista’s advise isn’t what Kim likes to hear, she is a responsible student. She pays attention to her coach.
She takes her multivitamin and fish oil. That’s all there is to it.
In the gym, Kim doesn’t have time for small talk. She’s there to work, and it’s paying off for her.
Kim’s body is firming up and she’s losing more than a pound per week three months into the program. Her legs, or “powerhouse,” are stronger than they’ve ever been, thanks in part to squats, which she never expected to undertake again.
She has the appearance of an athlete and is beginning to feel like one. She loves the way her toned arms appear and does biceps curls in front of the mirror without shame.
Her dedication to the gym is something she still doesn’t fully comprehend. She enjoys the workout on some days. It’s a genuine problem for others. But, unlike most women, she does the best she can and doesn’t succumb to fleeting sensations of apathy or despair when it comes to exercising.
She used to berate herself for not going above and beyond, for not working out four or five days a week. Isn’t more… better if a little is good? She then read a lesson from Dr. Berardi, who stated that he only felt like coming to the gym 50% of the time.
She explains, “I didn’t realize it was typical to feel that way.” “It felt like a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I realized that even if you don’t feel like going to the gym, you have to drag yourself there. And, while the workout may be tedious and uninspiring at first, it’s quite simple to do once you’re there.”
Sure, she still has days where she loses hope and doesn’t go to the gym. But she’s becoming better at forgiving herself.
“I learnt to wipe the slate clean, forget about the past, and focus on the next great thing I can do in Coaching.”
She looks for an action trigger that will help her stick to healthy behaviors, whether it’s the next round of squats or scheduling her next workout in her day planner.
Kim understands that we shouldn’t dwell on the past because we can’t alter it.
But what about now? That, of course, can be whatever we want it to be.
Kim is working hard in the gym and has lost 16 percent of her body fat.
Kim is gathering her breath in the stairs of a random hotel in a random city on the sixth level.
She has five more flights to do before returning to her room and showering.
You learn to improvise after traveling for 26 days and interacting with ambassadors and chiefs of state. The exercises are the simple part. Things become problematic when she sits down at the dinner table with her coworkers. She makes good decisions, choosing a salad over a burger and water over a Coke. The rest of the folks at the table, on the other hand, make the meal tough.
By bypassing the appetizer and asking for her salad dressing on the side, Kim appears to be directly insulting them. Someone else speaks for her when someone offers her a nibble from their dish. “No, she won’t be able to have that.” They claim she just eats lettuce.
It’s not just patronizing, but it’s also false.
Kim is eating a larger variety of meals than she has in the past. Colorful peppers, vegetables, fruits, and lean meats make up the majority of her selections, and she enjoys experimenting with new flavor combinations and seasonings.
She explains, “In the morning, I don’t want a bagel or a bowl of cereal.” I’d much prefer eat a fruit-filled Greek yogurt. It’s amazing how much better real food tastes once you’ve cut out the processed meals, sugar, and other junk.”
Kim has been treating her body like a research experiment for the past five months, giving it high-quality food and exercising a few times per week. She’s pleased with the outcomes, but some others don’t understand her dedication.
It’s especially difficult when she returns home, where she’s not sure if her family is trying to help or if they’re pressuring her to give up.
“Take a look at what she’s eating!” “Would you like pasta for dinner tonight?” “Why not?” says the author.
It irritated Kim at first to have to explain her food preferences all of the time. She eventually learnt to use it as a source of motivation.
“I grew up in a family where poor habits were passed down for 24 years. They know how much I enjoy Froot Loops and ice cream, so they’ll be sure to serve them to me. I need to show them something different. For my family, I need to establish new habits.”
Her family warmed up to her. They know Kim isn’t just going through a “healthy phase” after five months of Coaching. These are behaviors she’s cultivating and exercising for the rest of her life.
They keep Greek yogurt in the refrigerator. They become intrigued.
“My mother informed me the other day that she was looking at the PN site,” Kim says. “She admires what I accomplished.”
Kim is starting to get nervous about the end of the Coaching program, which is just a month away.
Smooth sailing, like every other transformation in the history of transformations, is a myth. People struggle, have doubts, and contemplate giving up.
Kim laments in her PN notebook five months into the program about how she’s backtracked and how she’s considering quitting.
It feels just too difficult to exercise, eat well, and break old habits. Furthermore, the procedure appears to be far too lengthy. She is thinking about quitting. Then she considers whether she should just stop and start over later.
She also considers other issues. Perhaps she’s not cut out for this. Perhaps she isn’t intended to be so slim and fit. Perhaps she’s strange and has a mental illness.
What Kim doesn’t comprehend is that these emotions are very natural. Common. Expected. Even those who are achieving outstanding results are subjected to these minor meltdowns on a regular basis.
She’s been well-trained, fortunately. And then something spectacular happens in the middle of her journaling. Something that any Coaching coach would be proud of.
She shifts her weight. On her computer screen, the phrases change from negative to positive. It’s as if someone yanked her from her chair and began penning their own version of events.
“Overwhelming” and “frightening” become “commitment” and “keep going.”
Kim seemed to be functioning as her own therapist, airing her worries and doubts, then reining them in and returning to her original course.
She writes, “I am recommitting from this point forward.” “Today I cleaned my flat, did the dishes, did laundry, went grocery shopping, and prepared several meals. I’ll do my best to eat well and exercise regularly.”
“After that, things should be back to normal, and I’m excited to really ramp it up.”
She stepped it up a notch.
Kim receives the $10,000 Coaching finalist prize a month later.
Kim no longer fantasizes about having an athletic figure; she has one and she is proud of it. She is aware of the distinction.
She’s pleased with her physical progress, but she’s more pleased with her mental transformation. She’s starting to lose interest in numbers and analytics. This is a major stride for Kim, the lifelong student.
She admits, “I’ve changed my mind.” “I realized I didn’t want to be bound by some mythical calorie count or scale number. There are more important things to concentrate on.”
What do you mean?
“I like the way your body moves and feels. Like all of the daily measures you take to maintain a healthy life, and how it feels while doing so.”
“I learnt that at the end of the process, you don’t become a healthy person with a great body. Instead, you form those habits today and live that way now, even if the mirror doesn’t reflect your ideal lean physique. It’s a challenge, but you eventually get there, surprised by the journey.”
Now that she has control over her body again, Kim is looking forward to the rest of her life and wondering herself, “What if…?”
She learns she isn’t stuck in the same job, body, or anything else. She believes in the snowball’s power, as well as the power of living in the now.
“Changing one item makes it simpler to change another,” she explains. “One follows the other. You begin to sense your own power.”
And after a while, you might just find yourself in an entirely different position than where you started, and you’ll be loving every minute of it.
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