Mom: I'm disappointed I haven't lost weight.
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach: Mom, I told you this isn't a weight loss program.
Mom (quickly): I know. I know. But…
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach: You shouldn't try to lose weight when you are training for a race. You need to build your strength and endurance.
Mom: I know you said that, but I thought that I would lose a couple of pounds now since all the Christmas cookies, fudge, and other goodies are gone.
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach: Well, have you lost any weight at all?
Mom (proudly): Yes! I lost 5 lbs. right off the bat. And like I said, I thought with Christmas over I might lose a couple more.
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach: Well that's awesome that you lost that 5 lbs. But your running probably kept you from gaining weight over Christmas.
Mom (disappointedly): Yes, I guess you're right.
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach (a little impatiently): Mom, you are looking amazing! Can't you tell the difference?
Mom: Yes, but I don't think other people looking at me in my street clothes can tell any difference.
Daughter aka Trainer/Coach (emphatically): Yes they can! And besides, if you can tell the difference, who cares about them? Like I said, you are looking amazing!
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my daughter?