I took on a new client a few months ago. She had been doing well with her meds and I obtained a medical clearance from her Drs. before starting with her. She has been a great client and making great progress- 2# fatloss per wk on average. After loosing 15 lbs, I started noticing a change in her emotionally. I’m not sure what to expect from here. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to modify her program to keep her motivated to exercise as she goes through this downswing?
I notice that you are an ACSM HFS.
As a fellow ACSM certified professional, I find the resources published by ACSM to be invaluable.
Have you looking into the third edition of ACSM’s Exercise Management for Person’s With Chronic Diseases and Disabilities?
There is a chapter dedicated to mental illness.
That might be a good place to start.