Here’s an all too familiar scenario.You keep your nutrtion on point all week and by Friday you let loose and maybe splurge a little more than you planned on over the weekend, and that’s ok. But you decide to hop on the scale to only find that it went up several pounds since Friday!!!! Or maybe you just came back from vacation and decided to throw caution to the wind and be very relaxed with your diet while on vacation, that’s cool too by the way and now the scale puts you in all out panic mode.The scale increase is just a reflection of consuming more carbohydrates as they make you retain water #becausescience and add a few extra cocktails and add a few salty meals to the mix and the scale suddenly is not your friend 😦
There isn’t a week that goes by that a client meets with me for our weekly training sessions, messages me or reaches out to me as a new client and laments over their frustration with the scale!! I can totally empathise with my clients as years back I felt the same way too!
Using the scale as a weight loss tool might not be the best way to track progress because the tendency is to let the number on the scale dictate how we eat and exercise and that is doing ourselves and injustice. A big component of my coaching is to have my clients focus on ‘Non Scale Victories’ as well as building consistent but doable habits for long lasting results!
It’s the habits that we practice day in and day out that leads to results! #TRUTH
Here’s a few check-in’s from my current online boot camp clients, they make me swoon!
-Another win!! I just bought some new workout clothes in a size smaller and they fit perfectly! Those previous 12 weeks of boot camp worked and I can’t wait to see more changes this 6 weeks!
-I completed all of my workouts, I planned my food for the day and my nutrition has been on point this week.
-I was wearing a sleeveless shirt and my co-workout commented that my arms looked buff!
In fact, in my online boot camps and 1 on 1 training I actually place very little emphasis on the scale to measure progress and focus on using pictures, measurements, strength progress and how my clients clothes fit instead.
Because the scale can’t tell you how consistent you have been with your workouts and nutrition or how awesome you really are!
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I am working on a new online boot camp this fall because:
1. I don’t believe in waiting for New Years to start crushing goals.
2. A little extra accountability never hurt anyone during the busy holiday season.
3. Because it’s going to be fun and super effective!!!
But if you don’t want to wait until then I have a few 1 on 1 online coaching spots open. I would love to work with you! You can email me@firstname.lastname@example.org and we can chat about how I can help you reach your fitness goals!!
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