Friday, March 08, 2013
So I've been "doing" SparkPeople for a couple of weeks now and the scale is not budging. At all. Actually, it is - it goes down 2 pounds, then back up two pounds. In two weeks, I think I've lost less than a pound. It's frustrating. It's tempting to just give up.
Well, not really. Because the only thing more depressing than being at this (lack of) fitness level would be not working towards a higher fitness level. After reading Pixielicous's blog today about loving yourself, I have new perspective.
A) I always, ALWAYS, emphasize to my kids it's not about thinness, it's about health. Yes, a healthy weight is a part of physical fitness, but eating healthily and consistent exercise are greater indicators of health.
B) I'm going to use this opportunity to re-evaluate my efforts. Am I exercising effectively? Drinking enough water? Snacking more than I'm admitting too? Sleep? Yeah, always need more sleep, no need for too much introspection there.
I feel good when I make healthy choices, like exercising and eating healthy foods. So if the scale really is about my weight and not my worth, maybe I need to just take it for what it is - just ONE of the tools I use to measure my fitness.