Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I've finally realized that getting in shape and getting healthy is a total life style change.While I wasn't expecting dramatic results in a couple of weeks, I was expecting better scale results in these past five months. Basically, I've only lost 2 pounds per month and I've been very faithful to diet and exercise. I haven't been truly appreciative of my many non-scale victories, such as more energy, less flab, better fitting clothes, better sleep, and more importantly no more prescriptions for diabetes and hypertension!
However I wanted validation from my scale. Then I thought about the Bonsai tree. Legend has it that after the tree is planted, growth is not seen for a very long time. Meanwhile, its roots are growing stronger and further into the ground. All of a sudden, it has tremendous growth upward that is seen and quite amazing! Nature can teach us a lot! So, I'm going to stop getting on the scale so much (not even weekly), and maybe weigh myself by the end of the summer. We shall see!