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๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ.โฃโฃ

๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ. โฃโฃ
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Whether itโ€™s a goal weight, a magical number for happiness, or frustrations over lack of weight loss. I want to share a fact about myself that used to torment me: โฃโฃ
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๐ˆ ๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ.โฃโฃ
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According to the BMI scale and most doctors ranking, my weight based on my height (๐˜บ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ) puts me in the overweight category… and for a little bit there I was borderline obese.โฃโฃ
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In the past, that number would stress me out to no end, and I truly believed I wouldnโ€™t be happy until I was a perfect 120lbs.โฃโฃ
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Then I learned better. In fact, now I know those numbers mean very little.โฃโฃ
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๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ:โฃโฃ
๐˜”๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ดโฃโฃ
๐˜‰๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆโฃโฃ
๐˜–๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด (๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜คโ€ฆ) โฃโฃ
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๐Œ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ:โฃโฃ
๐˜Œ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด โฃโฃ
๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ โฃโฃ
๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ โฃโฃ
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You are so much more than a statistic and an โ€œ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ตโ€. Focus on feeling the best you possibly can in your skin and youโ€™ll spend a lot less time focusing on a magical number to determine your worth. โฃโฃ
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There is no wrong way to have a body and health looks different on everyone. ๐๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐จ๐.ย ๐Ÿ’›โฃโฃ

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๐€๐ง๐ฑ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐ˆ๐งโ€ฆ ๐‡๐จ๐ฐโ€™๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ ? โฃ

If thereโ€™s one thing I know, itโ€™s that itโ€™s been a major work in progress for me right now. โฃ
Some days I do amazing.โฃ
Other daysโ€ฆ complete trainwreck. โฃ
Panic for no reason (or a thousand reasons), inability to focus, tears, worry… if youโ€™ve struggled with anxiety before you know the drill. โฃ
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๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ. โฃ
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๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ. โฃ
If Iโ€™m anxious, I own it. I accept that it’s tough right now, and give myself some grace for feeling a little crazed during this time. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐š๐๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ. โฃ
It can be so easy to isolate and keep my feelings bottled in, but I am trying to push myself to admit that I am having a tough time when I am. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž. โฃ
Whether itโ€™s getting up and walking around my house, going for a walk with Sophie or forcing myself to workout (even though itโ€™s usually the LAST thing I feel like doing), it never fails to break up my anxiety and put me in a better headspace. โฃ
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๐ˆ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐š ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค. โฃ
Iโ€™ve always been really good at staying as busy as possible to distract myself from my anxiety and yes, that has been helping a ton, BUT Iโ€™m also finding the opposite is necessary sometimes too. This means allowing myself to take a break when I normally wouldnโ€™t; sitting outside and soaking up some sunshine or getting off of my phone and shutting down my laptop for a bit. โฃ
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And most importantly, ๐ˆ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ข๐ญ and create as much normalcy, routine, and consistency as I can. โฃ
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Anxiety is forever going to be a struggle for me but, the more I learn to understand it, manage it, and accept it, the easier it can be to tackle one day a time, and thatโ€™s literally what Iโ€™m doing right now. โฃ
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๐Ž๐ง๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐š ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž. โฃ
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Chocolate Protein Cookies

ย These are amazing, super low in calories and all ingredients you can feel good about!

INGREDIENTS
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder (this the brand I use)
1 tsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tsp (5g) sugar free chocolate jello pudding mix
ยฝ tsp baking powder
100 grams canned pumpkin
3 tbsp liquid egg whites
1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
INSTRUCTIONS
1 Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 Combine the protein powder, cocoa, baking powder, and pudding mix in a medium sized mixing bowl.
3 Add in the pumpkin and egg whites and mix thoroughly; then fold in the chocolate chips.
4 Scoop the dough onto the pan using a spoon. Divide the dough evenly into 12 cookies (or however many you choose to make).
5 Bake for about 8-10 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Be sure to watch carefully so you don’t over-bake.
6 When cookies are done, remove from pan with a spatula and place on a cooking rack (otherwise cookies will keep baking on the hot pan).
Enjoy! Tag me if you try @daniellegracepย 
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๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜—๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿถ๐˜Ÿ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜Š๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€ฆ ๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ? โฃโฃ

โฃโฃI get a lot of questions about the fact that I do crossfit and at home workouts. โฃโฃ
Yes Iโ€™m a beachbody coach. โฃโฃ
Yes Iโ€™ve also been wodding at home in my garage. โฃโฃ
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๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บโ€ฆ โฃโฃ
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๐…๐ข๐ญ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง. โฃโฃ
It saved my life. โฃโฃ
Transformed my mindset. โฃโฃ
And completely changed the way I viewed my body. โฃโฃ
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I started doing at home workouts when I was as young as 9 years old as a means to lose weight. โฃโฃ
I had no idea what I was doing and zero confidence to step into a gym. โฃโฃ
When I finally gained a small bit of confidence to go to the gym, I hid in the baggiest sweatshirt I could find and wouldnโ€™t stray from the elliptical. โฃโฃ
Over time, I fell in love with CrossFit and completely shifted myself away from my eating disorder mindset. โฃโฃ
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My wods are for me. They are my therapy. They are my time to turn off my phone and take care of myself. โฃโฃ
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My at-home workouts are for my community. They are my connection to my girls. They are my time to learn more about fitness, improve my endurance, and challenge myself with things I may not normally do. โฃโฃ
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๐๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž. โฃโฃ
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And I truly believe in helping people get started with both. Especially right now. โฃโฃ
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While we are being forced to workout at home, ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. Whether itโ€™s temporary until you can get back to your gym, barre classes, or whatever you love OR youโ€™re nervous about getting started, are a beginner to fitness, or just know you need to do something, I got you!! โฃโฃ
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๐Ÿ” ๐‘๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐†๐š๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ ๐—ช๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ (๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ) โฃโฃ

โฃI’ve been hearing a lot lately about overall frustrations with the scale, and not seeing change as quickly as you’d like. To that I will always say it is just ONE measure of progress and can be affected for so many reasons other than actual fat loss or gain. โฃโฃ
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๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ’๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ… โฃโฃ
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1๏ธโƒฃย Youโ€™re weighing in at a different time of day. โฃโฃ
2๏ธโƒฃย Youโ€™re wearing different clothes. โฃโฃ
3๏ธโƒฃย You ate later than usual. (๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜•๐˜–๐˜›๐˜๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต – ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ.) โฃโฃ
4๏ธโƒฃย You consumed more carbs or sodium than normal the day before. (๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜•๐˜–๐˜›๐˜๐˜๐˜•๐˜Ž ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ.) โฃโฃ
5๏ธโƒฃย Youโ€™ve changed up your workout routine. (๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถโ€™๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ – ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต.) โฃโฃ
6๏ธโƒฃย Youโ€™re STRESSED. โฃโฃ
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๐๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ž: BREATHE. โฃโฃ
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You likely did not gain actual fat and may not be plateaued on your progress. The scale can fluctuate for so many reasons other than fat loss or gain. โฃโฃ
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If you find your weigh-ins are dictating your day, frustrating you, or harming your progress, stop weighing in so frequently. Focus on the positive wins you are seeing and feeling. โฃโฃ
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๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐š ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ž. โฃโฃ
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๐˜’๐˜ฎ ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ? โฃ

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