Why I threw away my scales in my mission to get fit

PUBLISHED: 16:55 27 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:55 27 January 2016

Lorraine King with her personal trainer Adam Ferenc (pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

Lorraine King with her personal trainer Adam Ferenc (pic: Jonathan Goldberg)

Jonathan Goldberg

What begins with S, is in thousands of bathrooms across the land and can turn a brilliant day into a really horrible one.

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Adam Frenec is a personal trainer at Fit4less in Kilburn.

Based at 34a-36 Kilburn High Road next to Tesco, the gym offers membership at a low, affordable price.

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I don’t like scales because when you step on one they either give you a false sense of security or make you weep uncontrollably.

I threw away my scales a few years ago and I can honestly I say I have never felt better.

I know I’m putting on weight when the muffin top makes an appearance when I squeeze into my jeans. Just a few pounds difference makes a difference in how my clothes fit me which is why I use that as an indicator to my weight and not by stepping on scales.

Fit4Less is located at  34a-36 Kilburn High Road (Pic: Google)Fit4Less is located at 34a-36 Kilburn High Road (Pic: Google)

Yes I have put on weight but that’s not because I threw them away, it’s because I’ve been eating too much and moving around too little.

I’m halfway through my six-week fitness programme in conjunction with Fit4Less gym in Kilburn.

I’m going to be brutally honest and say I haven’t lost much weight. To be exact I have lost 2lbs in three weeks BUT I have lost quite a few centimetres on my body measurements.

Namely my waist, bust and hips.

So something good is happening, my body shape is changing in addition to my fitness levels rising.

My personal trainer Adam Frenec said it is very important to take your measurements when you start any fitness programme.

He’s absolutely right because it’s far too easy to become disenchanted when you believe you are not losing enough weight.

But if you are keeping check on your body measurements you will know your work is not in vain.

We are coming to the end of the month which means the nation’s annual fad for the gym/keeping fit/dieting is coming to an end.

If you feel you haven’t lost weight then do me a favour and try on a piece of clothing that was a bit too tight before Christmas.

You’ll be surprised and that nice shock will spur you on to continue on your fitness journey.

It’s kept me going…..

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