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.
How do my clothes feel on me? Are they loose? Where are they loose?
How do I feel when I wake up in the morning?
How do I feel when I go to bed?
How do I feel when I move my body?
Am I feeling any pain when I walk up or run up the stairs?
How about after 4 weeks of exercise and healthy eating? Anything different?
How do I feel in the afternoon? During that 3pm slump? Am I still tired or energetic?
What 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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