at the height of my anorexia,
giulia told me about the spark of light inside all of us
how it waxed and waned with starvation
and how it is who we are
more than the muscle she helps build
or the fat protecting our bodies
we are light.
“Sometimes I think about carrying a go-pro around the gym to capture the magic. But really, I think the truth is no one else can ever experience that magic like it’s experienced between coach and client – when they are both vulnerable and open to the process. This is the thing I have no words to describe- but you know it when you are in it. It’s a gift of presence between two people fully engaged in the same pursuit for very different reasons. “ – Giulia Isetti, PhD
As we traverse this time of increased reactivity together, I am here for you. This relationship that we have built together is ours. It is solid and full of trust.
I was delighted to hear from a few of you in regard to my last blog–thanks for your responses and for your willingness to try something new…ignoring the scale! The scale is one of those things, like social media, that can give us immediate permission to sink into negative thinking simply due to a number. And we don’t need permission to feel good, just do it–without checking on the scale or the number of likes and followers. I’m glad to have elicited some thoughts and agreement, but please feel free to respond if you disagree as well.
“The only thing constant in our lives is change. Aware of it or not, our bodies are constantly changing, adapting to what we consciously or unconsciously do or not do with our bodies, what we give it for fuel or what we neglect to give it for fuel.
At 54, I have gone through many cycles of being in both good and poor condition. I have been training on and off for 40 years with some large peaks, some large valleys, and overall more peaks than valleys. However, in the last few years, I was having difficulty getting into a solid, regular workout routine. Fortunately, I happened upon Giulia.
I learned that she was a coach with multiple training certifications and that she competes. She suggested I come into her gym so she could “push me around a bit” and offered to help me with dietary issues. I didn’t want to go in there being out of shape, I wanted to get going on my own so that there would be something for her to push around. But when I realized that I was not doing anything on my own I decided to give Giulia a go. That was the toughest part.” – Eric Peck, Coaching by G client