Can we all just throw out our scales?
Friday, September 26, 2014
Scales are evil.
If we had someone in our life that treated us like the scale did, we would kick them to the curb. I know how evil the scale is. I have read and learned (I think) everything there is to know about how the scale can be distorted by other factors. But still, I hop on and look at the number to validate whatever self doubt I have in myself.
I have started exercising like I never have before. I am doing four exercise classes a week (20-20-20; UGI ball fitness & spin) and two gym sessions a week. My body is exhausted by the time I leave these, sweat is pouring down my face and showers have never felt so good.
I am finally eating things that make my body feel good. Do I still have pizza sometimes? Of course! But, I think I have finally gotten into the mind set of adding fruits & veggies, naturally eating smaller portions and choosing water over anything else!
Water! Don't let me forget how happy my little tummy is now that I have been hittin' the (water) bottle! I always have my trusty water bottler with me. I would say on average, I have about 96oz of water a day. My acne has cleared up (thanks PCOS), my tummy feels better and I feel full after taking some sips of this fantastic natural resource.
So then why am I letting myself get upset that yesterday morning, I stepped on the scale and weighed 0.8lbs less than I did today? It is silly and I know why it is. I went to 20-20-20 class last night and had an insanely hard workout. Today my muscles are sore and my body is doing what it is supposed to do. Hanging tight to fluids to repair all of that muscle soreness. This I know! But when I stepped on that scale this morning, I felt less than. I felt like all of the hard work, all of the good listed above wasn't worth it. Enough is enough!
Scale you are evil. But I'm going to pull up this post whenever you get me down and remember that what I am doing for myself is a lot better than what you are doing for me!