I have decided to give up the scales, yes you heard me right. I’m no longer going to step on that little square anymore, but why ??
I have realised I have been on some sort of diet most of my adult life, with never really having much success. Ive done every diet you can imagine but still my love for food has overshadowed my want to lose weight. This in turn as made me think why I want to lose weight and the reasons I am not very successful when it comes to changing those numbers on the scales.
Jumping on the scales before my morning shower has been a routine of mine for so long. Each in morning taking off my pj’s before weighing myself. Thinking I had a very successful day or week to suddenly have it wiped from me as the scales don’t reflect the hard work I’ve put in.
Motivation for me key and is what I need in order to be successful. Jumping on and off the scales is not the answer, finding I’ve put on weight when I’ve been trying so hard is a definite motivational killer.
I’ve come to realise that the number change on the scales is not what I want to change. My health and fitness goals and the changes I want to see in my body will not come just from the numbers on the sales and cannot measure the other successes I want to achieve.
But how will I know I’m losing weight if I don’t get weighed?
It’s simple, simply go on how you feel, how your clothes fit, maybe a change in a photograph of yourself or comment from others. What you need to realise is it doesn’t happen over night.
The scales can not measure your fitness levels, an improvement in your energy levels or strength. Mentally they can’t measure the feeling of achievement when you can get in a size smaller pair of jeans or measure the up in your confidence and happiness as you feel your body take on the shape you’ve dreamed of.
Measure your success
Instead of getting on the scales, measure yourself, take pics of yourself in your undies or simply go on how your clothes feel. I’ve come to realise it’s not the number on the scales I want to change but how I feel about my body, how I feel when I put on my clothes.
So chuck out the scales, put them in a cupboard and forget they are there. Train hard and eat healthy and watch your body change.
My plan of action
I plan to get my running mojo back and begin running again so watch out for more on that.
Food wise I plan to eat healthy meals and cut out the rubbish. I’m going to plan my meals for the week and really try to have breakfast each day. (Something I struggle with) if you’d like me to share my meal plan please let me know and I’ll do a post on what I’ve been eating.
Wish me luck.
Until next time