Sunday, January 30, 2011
Continuing my review of the book 'The Female Body Breakthrough' by Rachel Cosgrove. Chapter One names her secrets to becoming a fit female.
Secret #5: Get hooked on feeling fit, not the number on the scale!
A fit female does not focus on the scale but instead focuses on how she looks in her clothes and how she feels.
Being fit is motivating, and the feeling is addicting. Forget the scale and experience this feeling instead. You have to get hooked on this feeling to be successful.
No sugary food or salty treat tastes as good as lean and sexy feels. It is like a high and it is addicting. Find the motivation within and feed off it every single day.
To 'scale' or not to 'scale' is a constant topic on SP. But, ladies (and gents), we all know that the number on the scale on weigh-in day can very well make or break your day, and even make or break your program. If you think of this rationally, it's absolutely crazy, and yes, irrational.
Who here hasn't had a day where you felt absolutely confident and fabulous just to step on the scale and have the number crush you?
Yes, we hear and read, don't let the scale get to you, but how on earth do you do this, if the scale is your sole focus? I think Rachel offers a way out of this thinking by suggesting you redirect your focus.
We can reach our goal weight and still have an undesirable percentage of body fat, because we neglected to build muscle along the way. Plus, keeping the weight off in this situation requires a lot more effort.
As I am working my new program, I'll be stepping away from the scale. The way it is set up, if I eat right and strength train, I won't need the scale to tell me how much damage my latest binge has done.