• Is 10 Pounds in 4 Months Good Weight Loss Results?

    Is 10 Pounds in 4 Months Good Weight Loss Results?


    It was a little shaky at first with Tamika. During her first month I thought she’d be like a lot of others who didn’t see drastic changes on the scale. I don’t think we saw any changes. In fact, there was a time in her first month where we saw her weight go up.

    Most new clients would’ve given up after that first month. I see it happen all the time. They seem to ignore all the information I give them about how changing your body composition may have little affect on the scale. They are under the impression that cardio, and not strength training, is what they need to see results.

    I blame the television and internet for having people believing that weight loss is easy, and that 10 pounds can be lost in a single month. It can be done, but it not always lost the best way. You don’t know how people are losing weight that fast, and you don’t know if they are keeping the weight off.

    So, Is 10 Pounds in 4 Months Good Weight Loss Results?

    Tamika's meal prep. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
    Tamika’s meal prep. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

    For the last 4 months Tamika’s been consistent. She pushed herself to attending 4 boot camp sessions a week, she’s logging her meals in MyFitnessPal, and even takes the time to prep her meals. She is a trainer’s dream client. Not saying that I don’t like my other clients, but with others it takes more convincing to do these sort of things. And that’s my job.

    Is 10 Pounds in 4 Months Good Weight Loss Results? Why does she continue to train with me after only 10 pounds in 4 months? She must be seeing a change in something, right? Definitely. Let’s look at her measurements:

    Tamika's Measurements after 4 months

    Tamika’s Measurements after 4 months

    • 1 -3/4″ in her arms
    • 2 -3/4″ in her chest
    • 5 -3/4″ in her waist
    • 3 -3/4″ in her hips
    • 2″ in her thighs

    This is all done without a treadmill, elliptical or any machines you’d find in a gym. We’re in a wide open space and most of the time she’s being challenged with just her own body weight.

    Her performance during our sessions is a great indicator as well. During a timed workout it may take her longer to complete the entire workout as prescribed, but that’s only because she’s focused on her form throughout the entire workout. She doesn’t cheat herself. She’s there for a reason. She actually just got to a point to where she is able to complete our timed workouts.

    Tamika has no problem expressing her non desire for wanting to exercise, but she’s willing to do what she has to do to be the person she wants to be. Not everyone would be willing to come sweat it out through these tough workouts 4 days a week. She’s one of the few.

    She’s clearly not there to impress anyone, but I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be impressed with her results. Keep it up Tamika, and thanks for being a client!

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