I cut this phrase out of a magazine and glued it to my vision board in January 2015.
At the time I could only do 1 pull-up and I was determined to set this as my new goal.
At this time I had also been coaching women on their nutrition & fitness for 3 years and I had always measure my clients with a Tanita scale… myself included. I would track my progress every month, sometimes every week, and anxiously wait for the scale to reflect the “right” numbers. What happened though was the scale wasn’t changing at all. I was looking for significant weight loss or muscle gain and I got 1-2 pounds for the first year. That was it. I sat there frustrated and knew I had to change my perspective if I wanted to keep going.
Instead, I started tracking my progress in strength goals instead of weight goal. So for me, it was to do more than 1 pull-up. That was my first goal.
As I started changing my perspective, it got me thinking, if I feel this way… then my clients probably feel this way too. Which led me to not tracking my weight at all and I’ve been doing that for the last 3 years. And I’ll tell you what, it’s so freeing!!
This is one of the main reasons I don’t coach women by a scale anymore, because we are so much more than a number.
And the answer to my question, Heck yes they can! 🙂
Erica Hoese is a wife, mother of 3, fitness & wellness coach, nutrition club owner, natural figure competitor, speaker, and author based out of Minnesota. Her mission is to help 10,000 moms start their journey to fitness, fierceness, and fulfillment and create a life that’s fit for purpose… because you are more than just a mom and it’s time we find her– healthier, happier, and stronger!