The Comeback Circle: Video Call Recap! | Model Behaviors

The Comeback Circle: Video Call Recap!

This past Sunday, Feb 28, Priya and I had our second video chat with our five Mommy Makeover Participants—Danielle, Nikki, Renee, Vanessa, and Vange. First of all, I think it’s pretty incredible that collectively our Mommy Makeover participants have lost 30 pounds and 26 inches in only one month of this three-month journey. It speaks to their dedication and determination, and it also speaks to the leadership of our advisers. This community we’ve fostered and developed through our daily interactions and accountability check-ins is incredible!

On our call, we discussed three successes that each participant experienced in February, their top 5 Gallups Strengths Finder strengths, and goals for March. Then Priya and I helped them devise a specific plan to help them stay accountable.

So here are the successes and March goals for our Mommy Makeover participants! (In the order that we chatted on the call.)

Nikki

Successes

1) Changed the narrative in her head to something more positive and encouraging
2) Was able to define success by her results
3) Has more energy overall

Strengths

1) Activator – can make things happen by turning thought into action
2) Adaptability – can go with the flow, take things as they come, and discover the future one day at a time
3) Context – can understand the present by thinking about the past
4) Self-Assurance – feels confident in her ability to manage her own life
5) Significance – wants to be important in other’s eyes

Goal(s) for March

She plans on taking advantage of the beautiful trails near her house and exploring them with her son at least twice a week. In particular she will use her strengths activator, significance, and self-assurance to keep herself motivated.

She will stay accountable by asking friends to call or text her at appointed time to make sure she sticks to her plan.

After our call, Nikki already got her first outdoor excursion with her son in the books! Awesome job, Nikki!

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Vange

Successes

1) Influenced her coworkers to take walks with her during recess and on work breaks
2) Is much more aware of the food she consumes, especially when grocery shopping, and has been enjoying the dialogue and conversation with her kids about healthy eating and exercise
3) Knowing how proud her children and family are of her success so far

Strengths

1) Futuristic – inspired by the future and what things could be, inspires others with visions of the future
2) Maximizer – focuses on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence
3) Significance – wants to be important in other’s eyes
4) Strategic – can create alternate ways to proceed after assessing patterns and issues
5) Woo – loves the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over

Goal(s) for March

Using her strengths—in particular futuristic, significance, and strategic—she’ll research healthy meal recipes for the upcoming week and cook them, to keep her family and herself healthy, at least twice a week.

She’ll stay accountable by posting her recipe discoveries on our Comeback Circle Facebook group.

Here’s a yummy tofu dinner Vange has already made for her family and shared with our group after the video chat. Way to go, Vange!

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Renee

Successes

1) Feels better overall, like something she’d been missing has finally clicked into place, and has gotten her sense of humor back
2) Finding time for herself and settling into a routine
3) Seeing physical results

Strengths

1) Developer – recognizes and cultivates the potential in others
2) Harmony – doesn’t enjoy conflict, rather seeks areas of agreement
3) Includer – shows awareness of those who feel left out and makes an effort to include them
4) Positivity – has contagious enthusiasm and can get others excited about what she’s going to do
5) Woo – loves the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over

Goal(s) for March

She’ll try moving her workouts to the early morning so she can spend more time with her husband in the evenings and not be as tired when she hits the gym at night.

Using her strengths—in particular developer, harmony, and includer—she’ll stay accountable by reaching out to neighbors to form a running group, which would meet a few times a week early in the morning. Secondly, she’ll ask her husband to make sure she wakes up at the same time he does in the mornings.

Renee is staying true to her goal. She got up on Monday and skipped her way to the gym. So inspiring, Renee!

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Danielle

Successes

1) Getting out of her own head and losing her fear of the scale
2) Discovering a newfound confidence and feeling brave enough to share what she was doing with friends and acquaintances
3) Dedication to the gym and pushing herself to get there daily

Strengths

1) Discipline – enjoys routine and structure
2) Learner – has a great desire to learn and continuously improve, is excited more by the process than the outcome
3) Relator – enjoys close relationships with others, finds deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal
4) Responsibility – takes psychological ownership of the things she says she will do
5) Strategic – can create alternate ways to proceed after assessing patterns and issues

Goal(s) for March

Using her strengths—particularly discipline, responsibility, and strategic—she’ll aim to meal prep at least once a week to be better prepared for family dinner nights. She’d also like to lose 10 inches before our next check-in.

She’ll stay accountable by posting photos of her meal preparations on either Sundays or Wednesdays on our Comeback Circle Facebook group.

Danielle isn’t one to rest on her laurels. She got back to the gym, despite Marzia’s week with two leg workouts. Way to stay dedicated, Danielle!

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Vanessa

Successes

1) Used MyFitnessPal to log her food intake daily and kept herself accountable
2) Was able to do some sort of physical activity every day
3) External feedback from the people around her

Goal(s) for March

She’ll download the Couch to 5k application to up her running game and the intensity of her physical activity.

To keep herself accountable, she’ll share her workouts and meal planning more frequently with the Comeback Circle Facebook group.

This week she shared her steel cut oat breakfast with the group, and even better, she got to share the healthy breakfast with her little girl.

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Thank you so much to all of our participants and advisers for their hard work and dedication to this contest. I’m blown away by our group of women who believe in themselves and believe in each other. We’ll have our next update at the end of this month.

Let us know in the comments if you have any accountability tips for our participants OR feel free to share your own health and fitness goals for March. We’ll be sure to cheer you on!

Finally, if you’d like to join our Comeback Circle Facebook group, just let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add you.

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