So many of us live and die but the number that we see on that little box. It gives us anxiety, we become obsessed with it. Why have we let this number, this little, meaningless number, dictate our happiness, and worth? I used to weigh myself everyday. I remember being pregnant and knowing that I would have to be weighed in each time I went to the doctor. As a result, I strategically planned my “lightest” outfit for my doctor days. No boots for me, no heavy jewelry. I was obsessed and it wasn’t good.
Things didn’t get much better after I had my daughter. Although I started to see the number go down, I started to become obsessed with that too. And when it wasn’t moving in the direction that I wanted to, I would abandon my weight training thinking that it was making me gain to much weight. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
What I’ve learned throughout my fitness journey is that weight is nothing more than a number (that really means nothing!) It adds an unnecessary layer of stress that we just don’t need in our lives!! So about 4 months ago, I ditched the scale. I couldn’t be happier. I know when I need to focus more on my nutrition. When my pants are tighter or when burpees become a little harder than I like, then I know its time to dial in my nutrition and step up my workouts. We don’t have to be defined by the number on the scale.
1. Hitting your goal weight can be done, but maintaining it is an exercise in futility.
2. Weight is an antiquated measure of health
3. There are a lot more important things to celebrate.
Life is short, and life is beautiful and there are so many more things to celebrate! With my fitness accountability partners, we like to call them “non-scale” victories. When one of us hits these, we celebrate! Maybe its heavier weights, dropping a pants size, walking up a flight of stairs, or going that extra minute but we are celebrating these measures of STRENGTH, not of meaningless numbers.
Thanks for sharing your insight on this super relatable topic for almost every single woman, Lyndsey.
Author BIO: I am a health & fitness coach and operate a fitness blog www.
What are some ways you celebrate when hitting a huge weight goal?