I have a client that I have been working with for almost a year now twice a week. She has turned a 360 with me & I am so very proud of her efforts, motivation & consistency. Heres the problem. We have been doing some of the same things now for a while because I find each time I try to move forward to the next level she physically cant do it. I know she has the ability but for some reason she loses her confidence. I remind her of how far she has come & she gains a bit more confidence but she still cant get through the exercise. I tell her we will try it another time. Any suggestions or has anyone had this experience with their clients. I have been a trainer for 25+ yrs & have never ran into this before.
It sounds like weight loss is not that important to her now. Trust that she knows herself. She needs to sell HERSELF on the weight loss idea then you can guide. Check out the Motivation Interviewing techniques in the IDEA video library. Typically when we make suggestions, like a food log, it may not work because it was not their brainchild.
Accept the client where she is now. She sounds content with her present progress. You may want to ask permission to revisit this original goal of desired weight loss say in 6 months, or a year, or a time of her choosing.