Welcome to Motivate Me this week. Every year I enjoy watching a little Wimbledon. On the whole, it’s a happy viewing experience: the crowd (albeit reduced), the sunshine (mostly), and the excitement (always). Wimbledon puts a little magic into my life.
That year we saw an incredibly young 18 year old girl, Emma Raducanu, who had to withdraw from her match due to breathing problems. Noteworthy was the stream of comments from well-known commentators, both athletic and non-athletic, who clashed with opinions remarkable due to their misunderstanding of the situation.
In the past few weeks I’ve shared with you some fascinating insights into how we all progress from childhood to adulthood. No matter how many hours of tennis Emma has practiced or played, she is still a teenager and moving around the stages:
Their ability to respond to any given situation or event must be seen and understood in relation to their position on the scale (for lack of a better name).
What you know now makes a huge difference, or at least I hope it does. Had those who did take this into account, their comments would have been closer to those of Marcus Rashford.
I loved this fantastic message of support from Marcus Rashford who is a teenager himself.
Its maturity belies its years. He can read the space so well and is a lesson in real empathy and humanity.
And what about losing weight, especially when we have a bad few days; Days when things slip and we feel discouraged. We feel guilty. For over 25 years we have operated a zone that we often call a debt-free zone.
As you can see, you too can be responsible for any misunderstanding of the situation. In this case, not Emma’s, but your own. Briefs are part of the journey. Slips are an integral part of being human. Our role is to show you how to overcome these and move forward on your weight management journey.
We would never blame ourselves. As soon as you walk through the clinic door, the slate will be wiped clean and we will continue plowing.
What you now know will make a huge difference to you and your weight management journey.
No matter what, we’re here to help. More importantly, we do this with empathy and understanding.
Here is a link to Last Week’s Motivate Me – When Weight Loss Isn’t Weight Loss