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The scale isn't the only measure of success!!!

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

So the last two weeks have been difficult, busy, and really dissapointing on the exercise front. A dear friend of mine passed away and things seem to keep creaping up on my zumba days and I haven't been as motivated to go, I'm sad to say. But it is a temporary thing!

It can be so easy sometimes to get knocked off your schedule or lose motivation but remember a set-back isn't a reason to quit! The good news is that I was able to still lose a pound during those two weeks that I wasn't able to make 100% effort.

The scales (which all say something different *sigh*) can be a frustrating measure of how well or poorly I'm doing. So I've relied on other means to measure my success!!!!

~ People commenting on how much happier I seem
~ My friends noticing how I'm visibly looking thinner
~ My pants fitting looser
~ My energy levels are higher!
~ I'm sleeping better!
~ I'm eating better!
~ My 9 year old son telling me I look thinner and he can almost reach around my waist :)
~ I'm starting to love myself!
~Healthier looking hair and nails! (nails are such a big indication of your overall nutritional health!)
~Better skin!
~Improved moods!
~I can climb stairs with greater ease!!!
~improved breathing = improved singing!
~Able to close a robe and tie it when before I couldn't even get it closed.

And looking at all of those benefits... how can I really be discouraged that the scale isn't reflecting what I expected in weight? I am improving on so many levels- and becoming a better me!

Back to the gym tonight for zumba and a swim with my son - This year, I am determined to make my health a priority!

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