More than Numbers on a Scale
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I’ve been thinking, we are so obsessed with losing weight as we should have a major concern; but that’s not the only factor. I myself, as are many other, am scale-a-holic, I am addicted to the scale; it’s true I’m not in denial. Anywho! I was thinking about my journey thus far (almost 1 month with SP) and this is what came to mind.
I have made progress whether the scales say so right away or not, this is how I know. I can step in and out of my underwear without sitting on the bed or holding onto something. I can bend down and tie my shoe comfortably. What I mean is this, I no longer have to try and hold my stomach in while holding my breath and tie my shoe; boy was that uncomfortable. I can arrive home and not dread getting out of the car because I hate to climb those measly 5 steps to get in the house. What a nightmare it was if I had to bring in grocery or anything else other than myself. While sitting or standing, I can see my breast; not my stomach! OMG, this is true! These are things my SparkFriend RACHELMARLENA would can non-scale benefits; and she is right.
My point is, as long as we are doing the right things, eating healthy, making those good choices; getting our strength training and cardio as we should, you know burn more calories than we consume, and drink plenty of water. (Sorry about the long sentence) Then we should no doubt see the scales move in a downward spiral sooner or later. But along the way there are other factors to consider; the things we have gained along the way; thus the title more than numbers on the scale. I’m talking about, wonderful friends (I love SP), the willingness to allow others to inspire you, the ability to encourage others (when you need it yourself), higher self esteem, self confidence, a healthier you, an appreciation for fitness and all the other wonderful things it brings.
So the next time you get on the scale and it doesn’t reflect the numbers you were hoping to see; don’t beat yourself up, think about the other accomplishments you’ve made, the other benefits you’ve received and start again strong, the scales will have to move if you’re doing your part, they (the scales) have no other choice.
Thank you for listening, I truly enjoy my new found family here and I thank you all for allowing me to share with you. I keep you all in my prayers that God will forever rain down his blessings on you and your families and grant you you’re every need.
Peace and Blessings