Sunday, October 23, 2011
so the scale did not move this morning AGAIN. very frustrating even though i know its just natural fluctuations and i just have to tough it out. after weighing in, i had to fight a battle with myself to get my butt to the gym and get a workout in. i did finally make it there and afterwards i came to this sort of revelation. we always hear talk about finding other ways to measure progress besides the scale and for me i've realized that although i may not have lost physical weight, i have lost a lot of mental weight. my workout this morning torched calories and along with it, it also helped clear my head, lighten my heart and cleanse my soul. i always feel better after a workout even when i'm in a cruddy mood and can't appreciate the good i just did for myself. even if the scale were to never move again i wouldn't give up my exercise because i know how much good it does on the inside where i might not be able to see any change but i can FEEL it. i guess this is another sign of how much progress i've made because before i would say well to heck with it all, i'm not gonna keep busting my butt for nothing. its not for nothing, it never will be. anything that i do to improve my health is worthwhile and i don't need to see a number on the scale to validate all my hard work. i just need to look within myself and realize how much BETTER i feel to know that improvement was made and that one way or another i got a good loss out of my workout.