I got on the scale this morning and we know how this goes….one of two ways…either really good or really bad. Today leaned more towards the latter. It said I gained back some weight…what?!
I didn’t freak out instead I calmly backed off the scale and put it gently into its place. And then I thought…it’s probably water weight. It is that time of the month for me so I’m sure that has something to do with it since it was a small amount of weight gain.
Then I thought about how this piece of equipment defines us. How we get on it and due to whatever number appears determines our mood for the day, the way we act towards ourselves and what decisions we make after we see the number.
Why is this? Why do we allow a number to dictate so much of our lives? The scale has defined me for as long as I can remember. I’d like to say this post is about me saying it’s not going to define me anymore but I would be lying to you and to myself.
The scale doesn’t have as much control over me as it had before. Instead I use it as a gauge of how I’m doing with my weight loss journey. It’s not the only thing I use to see progress. I also use a tape measure, how I feel and how my clothes fit.
At this very moment, although the weight is not what I wanted to see, I cannot lose sight of all the progress that has been made.
Almost injury free.
Little baby muscles coming through.
Getting through a workout that I couldn’t before.
Pushing to the higher weights.
Feeling proud of myself.
I could have decided due to the increase weight to throw my arms up and say oh well and sabotage my eating and workouts. Or I could be honest, take a step back and see where I can improve, celebrate my accomplishments and keep going.
I chose the later. I celebrated my accomplishments. I looked my food and know I can make better choices. So I broke open the 21 day fix meal plan and decided to try it out for the day and see how I feel. I have been resistant to this because I really hate restrictions around food (can you relate). The program does allow you to eat whatever you want, but the restriction is on how much of the category you can eat.
The weight loss for me after baby 2 is a slow process right now. But slow progress is progress and sometimes that is not in a number! Have more energy, feeling better about myself and being almost injury free are the best accomplishments this mama can get right now.
Till next time…Sparkle On!
P.S. I’d love your feedback…how do you feel about scale and how can I help you get to your fitness goals? Let’s connect….just leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I see it!