Monday, March 12, 2012
So, I joined Sparkpeople to help me with my New Year's resolution to get healthy for my wedding this coming October. Nine weeks later, I have more energy, better mood, daily exercise as part of my routine, and my clothes are fitting differently. I saw a bikini at the store last week and thought, "Honeymoon!" rather that "BLAUGHHHHHH, I'm too fat!" This, I believe, is progress...
Problem is, I'm weighing myself every week. At other times in my life, when I've focused on exercising , I've always lost weight. This is the first time I've ever done strength training, and I've gained weight- over 10 pounds to be exact- since early January.
Now, I've posted on this topic before. Others, including Sparkpeople experts, have encouraged me to throw away the scale. My body is changing in healthy ways, and what's a number on a machine, eh? I'll be tracking my process in some other way besides my weight. Minutes exercised, perhaps?
So bye, bye scale, and hello bikini!