I've been a coach/personal trainer for (let me think...) 3 years now...
You would think that nothing could stress me out anymore. It would be nice.
The best example was going to the scales this morning. Even though I didn't change ANYTHING about my eating or training, the scale showed 400 g more and my bad mood increased proportionally.
You know that angry smiley that turns bright red and then explodes? That's how I felt this morning too.
As a trainer, I of course know what the problem could be and that I shouldn't get upset. Most likely just a little more water in the body and tomorrow things can look completely different, no reason to stress, etc. etc.
As a trainee, I can only say: IT'S ANNOYING... and it's really annoying. Can I please knock the scale on the wall?
And that's what I should do, because that's exactly what drives us all so crazy. A few small numbers. The positive news of the day was that body fat, on the other hand, dropped a bit. Actually a reason to celebrate, because that's exactly what I want, but the 400 g extra has already ruined half of my day. Thank you Libra, you and I will no longer be friends in this life.
What saved my day...
After getting on the scales, I went to the gym to train. And even though I felt like a puffer fish, everyone else told me how much I had changed and that it was great progress in such a short time. And that's true!
I have already lost 3 kilos since the beginning of my little project, I train consistently 5 times a week and I don't think I could eat better. Oh, and believe me, I STILL want chocolate and vanilla macchiatto every day. But I stay away from it because I know that all my previous work would have been in vain.
After the feedback, my mood rose again by 50 % and the training then brought back the remaining 50 %.
My coach (yes, coaches need a coach too) then made me realize again that I shouldn't depend on the scales and that the measuring accuracy is sometimes just a joke. And that's true too. Stand on three different scales one after the other and I bet they will all show a different weight. It's better to focus on the pants that suddenly become too big or the belt that you can suddenly tighten.
And that's true too. Stand on three different scales one after the other and I bet they will all show a different weight. It's better to focus on the pants that suddenly become too big or the belt that you can suddenly tighten.
What I learn from this...
And for everyone who would like to know how I lost the 3 kilos. It's a very simple recipe: I do exactly what my coach tells me. There are no discussions and no exceptions, I just follow the rules. And the rules are my nutrition plan and my training plan... you just have to find a coach you trust.
Your (in a good mood again) Berry