28th August 2016
We have all done it, we have all stood on the weighing scales with one eye shut wondering when the scale is going to stop moving to the right.
Stop it, stop it right now. Put the scales aside and stop getting all hung up about the numbers. It’s not all about the numbers. It’s about how you feel on the inside that counts. We all know when we have put on a few extra lbs so why punish yourself even more when you know what it’s going to tell you?!
Don’t get me wrong, I do stand on the scales, but once in a blue moon. I know what my ‘good’ weight is, the weight that I feel comfortable at, I don’t need scales to tell me that. My clothes tell me that, my bras tell me that when they have dug into my skin and I refuse to loosen them as I somehow think I am enabling the situation.
So how do I manage my progress? A picture paints a thousand words. I take before and after pictures and I encourage anyone that I work with to take photographs. I record my measurements, I measure my bust, my waist, my hips and my thighs. I then record my measurements on a weekly basis along with my photographs maybe on a fortnightly basis. I may stand on the scales, but that will be at the beginning of a 8 or 12 week training programme and won’t stand on them again until the programme has ended. And you know what? The number doesn’t actually change a whole lot, but my body shape has, my strength has improved, my confidence is back up and my clothes are fitting like they should again.
Us ladies become deflated when we see that the numbers of the scales hasn’t changed, but what you don’t appreciate is that you have lost an inch of your waist or thighs.
I know of people that have weighed themselves up to three times a day, this is not healthy! Our weight can change by a couple of kilos believe it or not just overnight. This could come down to what you have eaten or drunk in the past 24 hours, what time of the month it is, and even down to toilet habits.
The point of my mini rant here is, the numbers of the scales don’t define who you are, YOU define who you are, so stop getting hung up on them.
If you would like to start your health and fitness journey without becoming hung up on the scales then get in touch.
I loved every session with Aishlen. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make for a great basis and I've felt supported the whole way. Sessions are tailored to you and your goals, I've really enjoyed being challenged and incorporating new aspects into my training. The results speak for themselves, but what is best is how I'm feeling in myself and the positivity the training is bringing to my life. A thank you to Ash, and to anyone considering taking the next step - I encourage you to get in touch.
WOW! I have been training for a little while on my own at home! And I made a big difference! I asked Aishlen for some advice on how to shift some podge around the belly and tone up more! She fully understands that I have two small children and me and my partner both work! So she helped me rewrite the program I was doing and taught me how I should eat! I have only been doing this one week and although there has been times I really didn't like Aishlen at all because it was hard it was so worth it! You are amazing thank you so much! This is just the start of a journey x
I started with Aishlen six weeks after having my second baby and loved the fact that she understood how difficult it is to get back into exercise after a c section especially. She helped me break several bad eating habits and made me revaluate what I was eating. I never feel like I'm on a diet or going without, just being healthier. She's always so positive and never makes you feel bad if you have a bad eating day. Would definitely recommend.
Literally cannot recommend Aishlen enough! As a busy mum of two Aishlen offered me fantastic support whenever I needed it despite being a working mum herself and a plan that fitted in perfectly with my lifestyle and most could be done around my home! 5-star service without a doubt... Thanks again!
I’ve known Aishlen now since 2014 and she is the most energetic, outgoing person I know! Having struggled for a number of years with injury and everything that comes with it, I went to Aishlen for help. I initially saw her for individual PT sessions and nutrition and saw and felt a difference within a couple of weeks. Due to work commitments I had to stop going, however, enlisted her help again a month ago for some online personal training. I am now happy with the nutrition side of things but still needed something to follow in the gym. I received a month long programme which I have nearly completed apart from one session and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The sessions are progressive and easy to follow and I am excited about the next month ahead with my second online programme. Aishlen is always on hand to provide advice and guidance where required and nothing is too much hassle for her. If you are looking for some inspiration to kick start the new you for the new year then look no further, you won’t be disappointed. Aishlen takes pride in everything she does and always gives 110%. There is no judgement only encouragement and every programme is tailor made for you and your commitments. Thanks Ash and I look forward to working with you for the foreseeable future.
First of all, before I continue my review I must just say a massive thank you to Aishlen for helping me motivate myself back into a health & fitness regime.
I reached out to Aishlen a few months ago, just for some simple tips, advice and information on how I could not only lose a bit of weight but gain fitness and most importantly adopt a healthy food plan. And Aishlen was more than happy to guide me.
She asked me a bunch of questions about my lifestyle without being invasive and made me comfortable to answer honestly and then she tailored the right kind of plan to my day to day needs. Once that was in place, I got the ball rolling. Aishlen would check in on me a good few times a week to see how I was getting on without being pushy, always made sure I was comfortable with the work out plans she had given me to do in the week and see how I was adjusting to the food plans also. She'd also give me her own extra tips on what she enjoys eating without sacrificing all of the goodies we women love to enjoy.
Once a week then she would have me write down my measurements of bust, weight, hips & thighs. And each week I got to see the difference that Aishlen's plan was making in my body shape.
Aishlen has been fantastic and I strongly recommend her for anyone. Whether you're looking to lose weight, become lean or simply need a new approach to your eating habits. She has the skills to help no matter the individual circumstances.