Woot, woot! Inches are going down, clothes are getting looser, and I have way more energy. The quality of my sleep has also improved quite a bit (when the kiddos actually let me sleep through the night lol).
BUT, this time around I am doing something totally different as I work on losing weight and getting healthier. I am ditching the scale.
Yup, that’s right. My goal is to lose weight and get back down to a size 4, but I am not using a scale to track it. I honestly have no clue what I weigh today. I tossed the scale a few weeks ago and I will find out my weight one day when I go back to the doctor. Until then, I am tracking with my clothes and how I feel.
Sometimes I think that we can get so stuck on the number of the scale, that we forget what really matters, and that is treating our bodies well.
Sure I can eat junk, but watch the calories, and see the scale fall. But what would the satisfaction be in that if I am sluggish, bloated, have acne, and want to nap all the time?
I could also eat super healthy and track every single calorie and macronutrient, but feel deprived and constricted.
So I choose to eat healthy the majority of the time, with occasional treats and watch portion sizes. I use containers to do that, workout consistently following a program designed by top-trainers, and can do it at home (like Netflix for workouts), and that is working. Nothing crazy, but I can tell you, today I was able to easily slide on a pair of jeans that I haven’t worn in awhile. I have a muffin top, but I know that there is progress.
So, I have a question for you, do you think that you could lose weight successfully WITHOUT a scale? Or do you feel that you need one to stay on track and how often do you step on it? I would love to hear your thoughts on the scale in your life!
And for your Fitness Friday- I have created a 15 minute free-weight whole body workout. Use dumbbells or whatever small, heavy objects (like water bottles, cans of soup, heavy books, a child- yes, I am serious, my toddlers are great weights).
Until next time,