Take a Look in the Mirror
During my 43 years of full-time personal training, I’ve seen clients set goals to “lose weight”, but not be willing to focus on the most important component, eating, but rather try to just do more resistance training and cardio.
They get stronger, and they look better, but they stay frustrated, especially when the scale, which has been an erroneous marker, doesn’t show the loss that they wanted, and they don’t look as good as they could look, in and out of clothing.
Here is Lisa, featured in this video, who has lost 50 pounds this year, but figured out that the scale wasn’t important, and actually stopped weighing more than once a month, when she had been caught in the web of weighing daily.
Because she was eating and hydrating properly, along with consistently lifting weights three times a week with my guidance, and doing cardio 4 times a week, she realized that fat loss can only happen slowly and that gaining muscle was occurring at the same time.
Lisa is one of my many rock stars, who realized that eating properly and exercising must become a lifestyle if one wants to look a certain way.
Fifty extra pounds on a 5’4” female is a bunch. And, when you factor in gaining muscle at the same time, the net of that is greater than a loss of fifty pounds of fat.
The goal should not be a number on a scale, but it should be how we look in the mirror, and Lisa looks terrific!