Is Your Scale THAT Important?

Society has made us obsessed with being a number. Whether the number is the number on your driver’s licenses, a number you felt “pretty” or “confident” at, or a number that you look up to is at.  News Flash!!!  There is a TON of numbers in you life. Shoe Size. Pant size. Age. And yes, the dreaded weight. Let’s set the scene…. You’ve been working out daily, eating clean, getting a full night’s rest, and you hop on the scale and what do you know, you’re UP A POUND!!  Sound like any of you reading this? This is the BIG factor if someone will continue on or if they get discouraged and fall off the bandwagon. So before you cut the rope, jump off the wagon, and beeline for the closest donut shop, let’s look at some NON-SCALE VICTORIES!
  1. You can lift heavier weights
  2. Shaving a minute off your mile time
  3. Run a little longer aka more endurance
  4. You feel better
  5. INCHES LOST!!
  6. Easier to do daily activites
  7. More energy
  8. Rings fit looser
  9. Eat smaller portions

10. THOSE SKINNY JEANS HAVE A LITTLE WIGGLE ROOM (can I get an AMMMEN!)

 blog2   Personally, I haven’t weighed myself in 4 months. I work out daily (with a rest day here or there), I eat relatively clean (want to know what I eat? Just post a comment and I'll blog about a proper diet), and I always remember my TREAT meal.... AND TADAAAA.... I have never felt better about my body. I focus on how clothes fit and inches lost not some stupid number that fluctuates 3-5lbs depending on when I weighed myself or what I ate the day before. I find myself more inclined to work out and to stay motivated on my HEALTH and not a NUMBER. Plus, the lack of stress from constantly obsessing over a number helps me lose inches and reduce my stress eating.   “ The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love.”

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