The no scale challenge
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I find that I am relying too heavily on the scale to ‘see’ my results. Honestly, I don’t really care what I weigh (this is the honest truth); I just associate certain weights with ‘healthy’ vs. ‘unhealthy’ and get a little fixated in that manner. Needless to say I have been popping on the scale multiple times per week, despite knowing better.
This month (starting this past week, actually) I am prepping for a 5k (next month as well). I have plenty to think about regarding that (I can’t yet run more than about 5 minutes) – I just need to get off the scale. It has nothing to do with my success in this arena – and I truly believe it will distract me.
So my challenge is no scale for the entire month of May (even just to check in). I weighed in this morning (149.6) and I do not intend to weigh in again until June 1st. I know for some people this would be counterproductive – but I think it will help me… of course now I have to hide the scale! =D
I will check in.. let you know how much torment this is. Wish me luck! I’m going to need it on those Monday morning when I want to check my weekend damage.