Watch Your Health, Being Accountable for Your Lifestyle Choices

Everyone at one point in their lives has struggled after facing a challenging situation, whether it’s applying for a job, passing a test, or losing weight. When dealing with excess fat, most people find it difficult to remain disciplined about their fitness training because it requires hard work, sheer will, and determination until they start seeing the results they want. 

It’s not just about hitting the gym a couple of times a week, lifting the heaviest weights you can accommodate, spending a lot of time on the treadmill, and sneaking in a few more sets. Losing weight is about the food you eat, the diet you choose to stick to, and the kind of lifestyle you prefer to maintain for a long time.

For most people, fitness becomes a part of their life that they will do anything to keep their well-being healthy, even if it means making a few sacrifices. If you wish to remain accountable for every choice you make, keep reading below to find out how to attest to your long-term decision of living the life you want no matter what.

Learn to Use a Weighing Scale Wisely

The weighing scale can become your friend or foe, depending on how you treat it. When you’re starting out with embodying a healthier you through custom training programs and planned meals, you can still expect your weight to go up and down because it’s still adjusting to the recent changes. 

Ultimately, what matters is giving yourself time to get used to everything, especially your body. The best thing to do to avoid overthinking your current weight is only to use the scale once every week. Since you don’t have to pick yourself apart for having a different weight each day, you focus on achieving your goals so that by the end of the week, you can see for yourself how well you’re doing or if you have to strive harder. 

Utilize a Tape Measure for a Better Idea

Besides having a weighing scale, you can also lean towards more accurate solutions, such as having a measuring tape in hand to prove how well your progress is doing. You should measure your essential body parts, such as your waistline, hips, bust, and thighs, that will prove how effective your fitness training program is.

Sometimes, your weighing scale may not know how to tell the difference between your body fat and muscle mass, so there’s a big chance they’ll record them as the same. If you don’t want to experience that situation and get frustrated over the wrong things, relying on a tape measure helps you focus on the correct measurements the whole time.

Keep Track of What You Eat Daily

Numbers aren’t the only thing that’s important about monitoring your fitness journey. Since the kind of food you eat plays an integral role in accomplishing your goal of shedding excess fat, it’s an excellent idea to observe the food you eat by keeping a food journal.

Writing down your meals helps you look back at them and better understand whenever your weight starts fluctuating again, so you know what to avoid and what to keep eating. It enables you to focus on the right portion sizes as well. Make it a habit to use your food journal before you eat your meals to enhance your awareness.


Working on yourself is a continuous process. If you’re serious about making permanent lifestyle changes and committing to losing weight, it’s not enough to focus on receiving custom fitness programs because you need to work on your diet too. Food and fitness go hand in hand, so it’s crucial to stay informed about all the factors that make up your success. Learning to use a weighing scale, utilizing a tape measure, and keeping a food journal are some fundamental ways to remain accountable about your choices, helping you keep your eyes on the prize. 

Are you looking for personalized fitness programs in Wellesley, MA, for your fitness journey? The Fit Factor PT is a personal training studio run by fitness experts, providing customized training programs to help our clients achieve their goals. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation!

Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years.  He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer.  I would highly recommend Chad.  He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Joan C

I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.

Brittany chick

I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.

Yvonne C.

When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!

Giuseppe Leonelli

I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!

Jonas Escobedo

Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!

William Gotschewski

I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!

Tere Ramos

I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!

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