ANNE IARCHY

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anne@barnetpersonaltrainer.co.uk

The Finchley Weight Loss Centre, Balfour House, 741 High Road, North Finchley

London, N12 0BP

Rewarding myself with sweets for doing well negates the whole purpose.

Time after time, I used to have a good week. I ate well, I went to the gym, and boom, I thought I deserved a bag of sweets, after all, I did so well that week.
Time after time, I went to the gym, and walked out of there going straight to the corner shop to buy something to reward myself for going to the gym.
After all, I “burned” 300 calories in the treadmill, or the crosstrainer, no?
It wasn’t always sweets, sometimes it was a take away, or dessert, or anything else that didn’t really serve me.
And then, surprise surprise, after a few weeks, I just didn’t see the results I was so hoping for, or even expected.
I would like to think that I’m an intelligent person, but never really did I realise, or think that I was totally negating the work I did by rewarding myself with sweets or food in general.
Reward should only come after reaching specific milestones, and then be non food related.

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Sheilina

"Before I started on the programme, I was constantly tired and feeling low I was worried if I could commit to the programme and fit it into my lifestyle. I have made changes to my diet and have managed to get my kids on board. I am eating a lot more protein. As a result

February 12, 2016

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