Thursday, January 17, 2013
My sparkcoach program today was about finding external motivators other than the scale. I think this is a really important thing for me to think about. I know from past experience that even if I do everything I should do to meet my goals, some weeks I will not lose. I also know that these weeks make me feel pretty crummy. But why should they!? If I know that I am doing all that I need to do, a number on the scale should not ruin my efforts! Sometimes my body will not respond the way that I want it to, but if I just keep to my program I will eventually see results.
Noticing how my clothes fit, how I feel about myself, my energy level, my productivity and motivation, and my ability to try new things are all great ways to measure my success when the scale does not say what I want to hear. I know that little efforts add up over time. I just need to do the next thing that will help me succeed each day until I meet my goals.