𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵.
I would hold my breath, say a prayer and step on the scale.
The numbers glaring back at me would then determine the entire course of my day.
After years of battling with this, I made a very conscious decision to break up with my scale, and at that time, it was exactly what I needed.
So when I made the decision to start stepping on the scale daily, I knew it was going to be a challenge, BUT I also knew it was also something I was ready for.
𝟔 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐈 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝗪𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲
If something gives you anxiety, you should probably do it more often. The more days in a row I stepped on the scale, the easier it got for me.
Fat loss is a whole lot slower than we’d like for it to be, but if you’re patient & consistent enough, the scale will go down with time.
It can be really easy to bump yourself into maintenance over the course of one day or one weekend. I found my “sweet spot” with calorie needs and also learned how easy it was to bump myself out of that deficit.
That being said, one higher calorie day will not undo all of your progress, it’s those higher days consistently over time that will.
You will go through periods of time where you’re being “perfect” with fitness & nutrition and the scale won’t move. That being said, you just need to keep going during the days and weeks & you will make progress.
You cannot compare your weight day to day or even week to week to measure progress. Give it a full 30 days and compare month to month. Then you’ll be able to start measuring effectiveness & making changes where needed.
Over the course of the month, I lost an average of about 2 lbs.
To most people that would be a frustrating number, but to me ½ lb of weight loss a week is a realistic & reasonable pace that allows me to still live my life, fuel my workouts, and thrive, while slowly inching towards my goals.
𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲 & 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐲. 𝘐’𝘮 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧?