Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fit Tip Tuesday - The Devil {The Scale}

I'm not gonna lie, I have had a bad relationship with my scale for several years. Just recently I threw it out and vowed to never weigh myself unless I had a doctors appointment or when I absolutely had to. 

As women, we become attached to this scale and the number it gives us. We obsess with the number(s). We tell ourselves we need to lose X amount of pounds to be happy. It's sickens me when people tell me they weigh themselves everyday and they get upset over two or three pounds gained. Like, really?? STOP! You're only hurting yourself. There are certainly better ways to measure your weight loss. Do your pants fit better? Has your energy increase? You want to see progress? Take a picture and compare them. Those are better ways to track your progress than that stupid number on the scale. Also, are any of them ever accurate?? Who cares! 

I honestly don't know what I weigh nor do I care. I only care about how I feel in my clothes, how much energy I have, how long I can workout, and just my overall health. That number is just that, A NUMBER. Don't let it define you or let it ruin your day. Just remember all your non-scale victories that you should be proud of! 

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1 comment:

  1. I agree Melanie (: while the scale can be used as a tool for weight loss, it is not the do all end all! The number doesn't define who you are or how hard you work!