NYC Fitness Trainer – Day 3

How Will I Know I’m On Track?

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Love It…Hate It…

I’m talking about the scale. Even if I’ve been a NYC fitness trainer for ages I’m still a woman with a love/hate relationship with the scale.

As a NYC fitness trainer for over 14 years I know that relying on the scale is not a great way to track anyone’s true progress when losing fat, transforming the body, and increasing their fitness level.

But most of us are still slaves of it.

Let me tell you.

When we get on the scale in the morning and we see a weight that we don’t want to see there goes the whole f*#%ing day!

And what usually happens after that?

The negative self-talk.

“I’m a failure.”

“I’m never going to be skinny.”

“What is wrong with me?!”

“I’ll always be fat.”

But as a Curvy Sister and again, a NYC fitness trainer, it truly is a poor tool to show your real progress.

You are worthy and deserved of anything you want. You just have to focus and keep focusing.

Even when you fall off the wagon you have to get back up as quickly as possible and know that you’re going to do it.

So we know that the scale can be dangerous. Because it could likely support you in sabotaging your goals.

So coming from the perspective of a NYC fitness trainer I suggest you focus on the following.

Ask yourself some really important questions.

nyc fitness trainerHow do my clothes feel on me? Are they loose? Where are they loose?

nyc fitness trainerHow do I feel when I wake up in the morning?

nyc fitness trainerHow do I feel when I go to bed?

nyc fitness trainerHow do I feel when I move my body?

nyc fitness trainerAm I feeling any pain when I walk up or run up the stairs?

nyc fitness trainerHow about after 4 weeks of exercise and healthy eating? Anything different?

nyc fitness trainerHow do I feel in the afternoon? During that 3pm slump? Am I still tired or energetic?

nyc fitness trainerWhat are my body circumference measurements? How about in 4 weeks? In 8 weeks? In 12 weeks?

As a NYC fitness trainer many of my clients who keep a journal to track their journey are grateful that they did because they can see that they’ve come a long way.

They can see their progress and positive fit and healthy lifestyle changes.

Also documenting on video is an amazing choice. Not many are able to do this. It takes a lot of courage to expose yourself like that on camera and for strangers to watch.

So you see there are so many other ways to track progress.

Don’t rely on the scale as your one and only progress tool. I’m sharing this with you not only as a NYC fitness trainer with 14 years of experience but as a curvy sister with personal experience. I’m just like you.

Until Tomorrow, Stay Strong and Stunning!


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21 responses to “NYC Fitness Trainer – Day 3”

  1. Sylvia says:

    I’m having trouble drinking my 8 glasses of water. I don’t mind the taste. It’s the quantity I’m having trouble with. Any suggestions.

    • Nicole M. says:

      Good Morning Sylvia!

      I have two tricks:
      1. Drink 16oz. When you wake up in the morning and with every meal (if you eat 3x a day)
      2. Set you alarm every two hours to drink water.

      I hope this helps!

  2. Josie says:

    Good afternoon.! I started my day with my usual,,coffee and blueberry breakfast biscuits. I’ve had my salas for lunch and I am continuing to drink my waster.
    Everyone have a great day!

  3. Lisa Jones says:

    Having trouble not eating after 7pm. My family’s dinner tends to start late. I am trying to get a hold on this.

    • Tami says:

      Lisa, maybe not eating after 7 is unrealistic for you. That’s not a hard and fast rule. For myself, I changed it to not eating after 8, because my family also eats late because of our schedules. Maybe 8 would be better for you. I think the point really is to cut out the mindless night snacking, which I know has always been a problem for me after dinner. I always end up wanting a snack before bed, so my goal of no eating after 8 is more to try to work on that issue than to interrupt our dinner. Hope that helps!

  4. Ericka says:

    I struggled with my appetite not being right but when I wanted something sugary, I opted for two tootsie rolls rather than the whole candy bar I was craving. I also made sure to get in my 8 oz 🙂

  5. Faith Worrell Caceres says:

    Drank a quart of water finished eating by 7

  6. Cora AnuLeaseonlife Slaughter says:

    Today wasn’t the best day..I think I have a stomach virus and haven’t been able to keep anything down. My water intake has been minimum along with food. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better. Keep up the good work ladies..reading all the comments let’s you know your not by yourself. Thanks Diane for all the inspiration and support.

  7. Kayla Rose says:

    I FINALLY got some working out in today!! I had a nice home workout and I staged within my calorie goal!!

  8. Brandy says:

    I hv actually been fasting since January 1st. My goal is 3 days, thank God today is the last day. I am doing it to reset my mind on food. Starting tomorrow I will workout. My main goals are to stop eating at 7, workout 3 to 5 times a week and clean eating.

    This is our year to shine ladies! Stay committed!

  9. Tiahana says:

    Did much better today. I got all my water in and a 10 minute workout. I also purchased an elliptical to make my minutes more productive. Thanks for ideas on snacks and breakfast everyone.

  10. Kamesha says:

    Met my goals. Day 3 hurray.

  11. Tami says:

    Day 3: Felt under the weather today so I wasn’t very active. Did get my water in, but ended up eating after 7.

  12. Dawn McClarin says:

    Busy day, so late post, did not accomplish my one of my goals of no carbs after four, but did drink more than 8 glasses of water.

  13. Stacy says:

    Very anxious today not a good day

  14. Nicole M. says:

    Yesterday wasn’t the best. Lots of traveling. My food choices could have been better. I look forward to today and starting over.

    Wish me luck!

  15. Pam says:

    I’m still having trouble w/the sugar!!!! I am addicted to it:( I hope I have better news to share Sunday night:)
    Hang in there, everybody! Every body is beautiful:)

  16. Tiffany says:

    Day 3 was a bust…well, not completely. I worked my son’s wrestling match and since I was there all day, without very many eating options, I didn’t get to two leafy greens. I wound up eating dinner after 7 again as well.

    I say the day wasn’t a bust because I now know I should have prepared better…packed my own lunch. Carried my water bottle or cup with me. So, the next time I am working a game or a match, I’ll be ready.

  17. Jenna says:

    I’m hanging in there.

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