At Sheer you won’t find before and after photos galore; not that’s not because our members lack amazing transformations, but because there are so many goals we encourage our Sheer Fam to aim for that take the focus off the outcome and into the process.
“When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy. You can be satisfied anytime your system is running. And a system can be successful in many different forms, not just the one you first envision.”
– James Clear
Your body weight is also only one way to measure your progress. In fact, it’s just data that shows us a trend over time, but we tend to attach so much meaning and emotion! Think of how you can be feeling pretty chuffed with yourself for going to the gym regularly, only to jump on the scale and have your positivity crushed.
What we fail to acknowledge in that example, is that going to the gym regularly IS the goal! Go long enough (with a proper training protocol) and the results will fall into place.
Focus on the non-scale goals and the physique goals tend to sort themselves out.
- Lifting more weight, for more sets and reps
- Getting fitter or faster
- Increased energy and libido
- More/better quality sleep
- Clothes fitting better
- Better digestion from adequate fibre intake and improved gut health
- Consistency (getting in X number of workouts per week, hitting your nutrition goals, etc)
- Improved relationship with food – less guilt
- Better skin through adequate water intake
- Ditching a bad habit, creating a more positive one
- Eating more fruit & vegetables
- Better portion control
- Lower stress levels by actively managing them (meditation, yoga, self care)
- Achieving a bodyweight push up/pull up
- Caring less about your weight and more about how you FEEL from the inside out
These examples are just the tip of the iceberg, and we specialise in helping people uncover more goals as they progress along on their health and fitness journey. Your victories are our victories, and yes – when you achieve something awesome like going for a run wearing shorts for the first time, or using heavier weights in Pump, we are going to be your biggest cheerleaders!