It's NOT About the Scale!


 Over the past year I couldn't figure out why for the life of me I couldn't get back in the "groove" of the healthy habits I had totally nailed before I got pregnant.  I tried again and again (and again...).  Even the thought of getting my "bod" ready for Hawaii wasn't enough motivation.  Gah!  Well... I think I finally figured it out.  Each time I'd attempt to get back into gear with my healthiness I was using the scale to measure my success.  That was my focus.  Not my health.  Why was this not enough motivation? ...

Looking back to the first time I started Take Shape for Life (April 2013), it wasn't about the scale at all.  I was purely wanting to get healthier.  I wasn't focused on the scale.  Yeah, it was fun to see the numbers drop and the clothes get bigger and bigger on me.  But it wasn't about that.  I wanted to be healthy and live a long life.  I didn't want Diabetes to creep up and take away my freedom...or any other preventable health issue.  I wanted to say that I had done everything in my power to take care of this amazing body that I had been given.  

So, fast forward to now.  NOW, I'm back in the game.  For reals.  Why?  because I found my mojo.  I remembered why I was wanting to do this... it's not about the numbers on the scale.  It's about how I feel.  I decided this time around I would only step on the scale once a week.  It is a little motivator, but it can't be the only thing I use to measure my success.  This has been SO liberating!  Seriously!  Rather than focusing on a stupid number, I've been able to focus on how much better I feel about myself (and not cuz the scale says I should), but because I'm once again taking care of my body.  I'm telling myself that I am worth being good to myself.  I feel the energy from eating healthy.  I feel the energy from drinking water and getting enough sleep.  I am conscious about what decisions I make that will affect me in the long run.  I have control once again!  (and I'm loving it!!)

SOOOO...my challenge to you all trying to get healthier.... take the "It's NOT About the Scale Challenge".  You can decide on your own "rules" yourself.  I'm thinking here soon I might step it up to every 2 weeks.  But for some maybe even every few days can be a big challenge.  

Just remember that no matter what a number says, YOU ARE OF GREAT WORTH!  You are amazing!  You are wonderful!  AND you deserve to take care of yourself!  

Love you all!!

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