02 Mar The Scale!!!!
Hi my name is Rachel, and the scale and I, have a love/ hate relationship. Yes the scale, the one item that everyone who is on a fitness journey either loves or hates at any given time. My personal confession… Well let’s just say that I would have a private meeting with the scale every 3 days or so just to check my progress in the very beginning of my journey. There were really good days and then there were really bad days. When I say bad days I’m thinking about how the number either stayed the same or went higher. That automatically caused me some confusion especially when I thought I had a great week, well a great 3 days in some cases. I would try to remember what I ate for the week or if my fitness schedule was good. When I could not figure out why the scale was not nice to me I would put it back behind the door and tell myself there is always tomorrow. Oh yes, I said tomorrow! Well yes, of course because that was a new day and another opportunity for me to work harder. I’m sure that reading this will cause people to have some different reactions. But I tell you the truth when I say me and that scale had a love/ hate relationship.
Let’s fast forward to today and how I now treat the scale. I have a better understanding of scale watching and how the number on the scale should not determine how well you are doing. When I told some of my fitness partners how I scale watch, oh did they change the way I look at the scale. One even told me she was going to come to my house and take all of them (meaning I have several). “Stay off the scale” is what they used to tell me all the time. And it took a long time for me to do that, but I am working on being better at it.
I no longer dread looking at the scale because I have learned that my body is still under construction. Praise to the non-scale victories!!! Every inch lost, every new record broken, every new goal set, and every change made to your body is a victory. Write it down and keep track of it. The journey of fitness is a learning experience for everyone.