If you don’t know…..I DESPISE the scale!! I literally threw my scale out 2 years ago and have not looked back.
When I began my transition into a healthier lifestyle, I used My Fitness Pal and weighed every week. It was so satisfying seeing the number on the scale go down every week…..until it didn’t ;(.
I had gotten so accustomed to it going down that when it stopped moving, I didn’t know how to handle it. Mind you although the scale wasn’t moving, my body was transforming by losing body fat and gaining muscle but none of that matter because I was OBSESSED with the numbers on the scale.
Once I threw out the scale, the liberation was AMAZING!!!
Instead of stepping on the scale and getting validation from that, I started paying attention to:
- How I felt;
- The numbers on the measuring tape;
- How my pictures looked;
- How my clothes fit;
- How my body was changing;
- My lean muscle growth;
- My overall well being.
I stayed in the mindset that the scale doesn’t matter as long as I :
- Feel good;
- Look good in and out of my clothes
- kept my muscle tone
Well here I am in the Summer of 2017 and I DON’T:
- Feel good- I fell sluggish (I can hardly get up to workout and struggle to get through them);
- Look good in and out of my clothes-I am really struggling with how my clothes are fitting…actually not fitting;
- have not kept my muscle tone-my muscle tone is just not what it used to be. It used to be that my muscle just popped…now I have to flex super hard to see them ;(
So I did it….I stepped on a scale and
I know…I know….the scale is just a number but when everything else feels like -ish too, the number on the scale totally validates my feelings for me at this time!
As of August 1 2017, I am the heaviest I have been in I can’t remember how long! My measurements are the highest they have been in I can’t remember how long. All of my clothes are fitting tighter than they have fit in I don’t know how long. My relaxed look in workout gear picture is the yuckiest it has been in I can’t remember how long! I really don’t know what has happened and what is going on but I have got to get my -ish together.
I have worked too hard to have this be my normal. Let me be clear….my normal!
As of today, August 1 2017, I am getting it together!
What does that mean?
- Meal prepping;
- Limited snacking;
- Weight training ;
- HIIT sessions.
Yes, I am still training for my September Triathlon but the above will also be necessary to get me there healthy and fit and ready to compete. Right now, I feel my weight and increased body fat are the reason I am struggling to improve in all areas of my training.
On top of my weekly Triathlon training workouts recaps, I will post bi-weekly pics, weigh ins and measurements. Only way to keep me accountable-right? If you don’t see a post with pics, weigh ins and measurements from me by August 15th…get on me!!! I need the accountability…really I do!!!
Have you ever felt like you are starting all over? How did you overcome it? What did you do?
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