W.O.W 15-No Scale

18 Apr

So I did it.
I made it through my first week without getting on the scale.
It was rather hard. You know? Because you wanna see your progress,
you wanna see where you are at, but the number on the scale has a way of
making us feel horrible, when we are actually doing great.
So I vowed last week, that for the next 2 weeks, it would be no scale for me.
I’m going to base my progress on how I feel overall, how I look, and what my heart says.
I recently read an article, that pretty much summed up my reaction to the scale in the morning:

“You weigh first thing in the morning before you have had anything to eat or drink.
You go to the bathroom before you weigh, and you are naked so that you are the lightest possible weight.
You even remove your earrings.
If you don’t like what you see you get on and off the scales, hoping that the number will change. You may even move the scale, trying to convince yourself that the floor may not be level.If you’re lighter, it’s a good day! You’re happy! You tell yourself that you’ve been good.
If you’re heavier, your day is a complete loss and you are ready to abandon any thoughts of nutrition and binge your way through the day. You tell yourself you’ve been bad.There’s that all-or-nothing-thinking leading you in the wrong direction. Don’t let it.Don’t let the number on the scale control you.   – Healthy-Eating-Support, Lynn

 I read this article and thought, yep that’s totally me. That’s how I react, and I definitely don’t get it when I know I feel differently. The article continues on to say we should rely on the methods on how we feel and what the mirror tells us. So with that, I’ve been committed to spending the next two weeks focusing on those things. I can tell you one thing, I’m feeling different and I even notice a difference. Some of my workout clothes are getting very loose around the waist. I had on pants yesterday that use to be really tight, and they were very baggy. I feel lighter, and my face is slimming up a bit. I’ve even had several people tell me, that I’m becoming skinny (which I’m not, but I appreciate it!), and people in my Zumba class telling me that I’m looking great! So I definitely see why its important to pay attention how you look and feel rather than the scale.  Not to mention, that the numbers on the scale can change so easily!! For instance, you have water weight, salt intake, hormonal changes, medication, etc to name a few! So why base all your hard work on something that can change and you have no control over! Just something to think about!!!

So there you have it. I encourage you to try and step away from the scale. I mean it is a great guiding tool, but it can’t be the end all be all! With that, I leave you with some inspiring quotes:

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

Have a good day folks! Stay motivated! I’m gonna do my best to do the same!

Until Next Time, Much Love, Mrs. SPJ 🙂

 

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