Not all Fitness success comes from the scale. Actually the most enjoyable, and durable and feel good victories are far from the scale in every way.
From being personal trainers, we get to see the look on our clients faces when they achieve the impossible and trust us when we say that it is much more exciting for a client when they see the long-term victories that have nothing to do with that Bloody number on the little dial.
We have way more aha moments and way more Eureka moments with a non scale victories and that’s why we love our job so much.
Here’s our top 10 list of non scale victories!
1. Your clothes fit better
This one is pretty self-explanatory. When your clothes fit better you feel better and your confidence goes through the roof. And one of the great things about your clothes fitting better is that it has nothing to do with the scale and no one will ever know that you might be the exact same weight but down 2 pant sizes, that’s a win.
2. You have more energy
You have more energy in the morning, the afternoon, the evening and all day at work. You just feel like a million bucks and that you can take on the world.
3. Your friends notice change
They always say that it takes 4 weeks for you to notice, 8 weeks for your friends to notice and 12 weeks for the world to notice. And boy is that ever true. There might not be a better feeling on the planet then having your significant other mention that you’re looking great and to keep up the good work or a co-worker noticing that new pair of pants or new shirt fits a heck of a lot better than it did last week.
4. You have less cravings
It’s crazy what can happen to your cravings when your body is completely satisfied with good, wholesome food. Your cravings for salty and sugary Foods almost go away completely and you start to find yourself craving lean proteins veggies fruits and all the good stuff. I know it sounds weird but trust us it happens.
5. You’re sleeping better
When you have daily exercise in your life your input to Output ratio is way more balanced. This will enable you to get into a better sleep cycle and for you to fall asleep faster get into a deep sleep longer and wake up feeling more energized than ever before.
6. You find yourself enjoying food more
Now we don’t mean that you’re eating more food per se but we actually mean that you are enjoying the taste of good quality food more than ever before. You’re more satisfied with everything on your plate because you’re eating much for balance Foods, calories and have more variety in life. Once you start to understand food is more fuel than anything else you really understand that it’s there to keep you energized throughout the day so what are you actually want to have a meal that is off your plan that you can enjoy that reward meal and leave that table with no regret and all happiness.
7. You have more endurance
This is a little bit different than just the second point with more energy, this is about having more physical endurance for everyday tasks. You find yourself being able to climb the stairs without being out of breath, being able to say yes to that hike, having a lot more enjoyment at the family outing and being able to do all the fun things in your life you’ve always wanted to do.
8. You’re more productive at work
When you have more energy, when you are sleeping better, and when you have more confidence it all equals more productivity at work. You’ll find yourself being able to take on more in the same if not less time and enjoy the process a lot more. Heck even your co-workers will notice the productivity and ask you what you been doing differently.
9. You can keep up with the kids
It’s a pretty terrible thing to tell your kids that it’s time to pack up and go home from the park knowing full well they’re still having fun. You know deep down that you’re just tired from running around with them and that’s sitting on the couch might be a little bit easier. But not anymore with these non scale victories through diet and exercise, you’ll be able to keep up with the kids make them sweat for a chains and have them asking to go home.
10. You smile more
It’s corny but it’s true, when it all comes together you’re just a happier person. You find more enjoyment in the little things and you have more appreciation for the big things.
There you have it everyone, the 360 Fitness top 10 list for non scale victories! This is what it’s all about and this is why we love our jobs. If you want to learn more about what we do, who we are, or who we work with shoot us a message from a website or give us a call at 403 347-1707.
We would love to chat with you about your goals and make an action plan but how we can give you all these non scale victories. Your first step would be to book a free consultation with our amazing Red Deer personal trainers so you can come and chat about what you were looking for, your obstacles, your successes and what the big picture looks like. There is no risk, there is no obligation, and you don’t have to buy anything. We just want to chat and to get to know you better and for you to get to know us better.
Talk soon and all the best in your fitness journey.