𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐭...
I had quite the WTF moment when I stepped off the bathroom scale defeated yesterday. Four letter words came spilling out of my mouth in disbelief . I vowed to ditch that stupid thing for the rest of the month...but I can't promise I won't take a peek next Monday in anticipation that I will somehow start my comeback.
𝐈𝐭 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞... 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐈'𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐭 8 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞...𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐍𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧, 𝐍𝐨 𝐆𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞. 𝐄𝐞𝐞𝐞𝐞𝐞𝐤!
Are you thinking "Holy Failure" too!?
I let these feelings defeat me for about 30 seconds, before recognizing the reality of everything I know as a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐉𝐢𝐥𝐥??
1) Trust the process
2) There is a logical reason
3) Screw the scale, how do you feel?
Seriously what pissed me off in the moment was....
- I did every workout and lifted heavier than I had in teaching the recorded classes
- I made a plan for nutrition and stuck to it 90%
- I did a fashion show wearing all size 4s this week and smalls/extra smalls and felt fantastic.
- My six pack is making a comeback
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐦 𝐈 10 𝐩𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 8 𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 6 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲?
I needed a distraction, so I hopped in my November Challenge Facebook Group for some good news and inspiration....and there it was...one of my clients had also gained weight this week.
"Thought I was doing well, but the scale said otherwise! Monitoring my calorie intake a lot closer this week"
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐮𝐩 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭. 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬.
I addressed my group and let those who gained and those who will inevitably gain weight at some point in their journey know that they weren't alone and that they hadn't failed....in fact, they had done quite the opposite. (I needed this reminder too)
𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧?
Yes! So because my clients and I worked hard last week, lifting heavy, kickboxing and killing it in HIIT workouts, we experienced Water Retention.
Even though our work created a good kind of stress on the body, the body is still inclined to release cortisol, and retain water in order to repair muscle fibers and relieve soreness.
𝖩𝗎𝗌𝗍 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾 my one on one 𝖼𝗅𝗂𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗌, my November Challengers are taking 𝗈𝗇 𝗆𝗒 "Energized-Confident-Strong" 𝖺𝗉𝗉𝗋𝗈𝖺𝖼𝗁 𝗍𝗈 𝖿𝗂𝗍𝗇𝖾𝗌𝗌 𝗍𝗋𝖺𝗂𝗇𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗁𝖾𝗅𝗉𝗌 you develop a body and metabolism that will 𝖻𝗎𝗋𝗇 𝗆𝗈𝗋𝖾 𝖼𝖺𝗅𝗈𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗌 𝗐𝗁𝗂𝗅𝖾 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗍 𝖺𝗇𝖽 allow you to have your carbs, wine and chocolate...for the long-term.
Generally you find us celebrating 𝗇𝖾𝗐 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗅𝗍𝗌 𝗐𝖾𝖾𝗄 𝖺𝖿𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝗐𝖾𝖾𝗄.
-𝖬𝗈𝗋𝖾 𝖽𝖾𝖿𝗂𝗇𝖾𝖽 𝖺𝗋𝗆𝗌
𝖭𝗈𝗍 𝗍𝗈 𝗆𝖾𝗇𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗇𝗀𝗂𝖻𝗅𝖾𝗌 𝗅𝗂𝗄𝖾 𝖻𝖾𝗍𝗍𝖾𝗋 𝖾𝗇𝖽𝗎𝗋𝖺𝗇𝖼𝖾, 𝗂𝗇𝖼𝗋𝖾𝖺𝗌𝖾𝖽 𝗌𝗍𝗋𝖾𝗇𝗀𝗍𝗁 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝗂𝗆𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗏𝖾𝖽 𝗆𝗈𝖻𝗂𝗅𝗂𝗍𝗒....
BUT...There may be the occasional unexpected uptick of the scale. And I will help you through that.
🔥 I am looking to help 5 new ladies get strong and steady in their 𝖿𝖺𝗍𝗅𝗈𝗌𝗌 𝗃𝗈𝗎𝗋𝗇𝖾𝗒 𝗐𝗂𝗍𝗁 my one-on-one Coaching Program called Empowered Fitness Mastery.
100% 𝖦𝗎𝖺𝗋𝖺𝗇𝗍𝖾𝖾𝖽 𝗋𝖾𝗌𝗎𝗅𝗍𝗌 𝗂𝖿 𝗒𝗈𝗎 𝗃𝗎𝗌𝗍 𝗌𝗁𝗈𝗐 𝗎𝗉 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝖽𝗈 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗐𝗈𝗋𝗄 over a three month period.
Learn more in my FREE TRAINING on How to Permanently Transform Your Body Without giving up Carbs, Chocolate, & Alcohol.... And then Book a FREE Consultation Call with Me to explore if you are a good fit for the program.
💥☝All New November Clients will have the awesome opportunity to join my 5 Day Kickstart Cleanse that will eliminate your belly bloat from Thanksgiving!