You don’t agree?
False. Weight it NOT an effective measure of health. There are plenty of size sixes who are much unhealthier than their size sixteen counterparts. A healthy weight that is achieved through self-love of the body is going to be a different number for each one of us (regardless of our height). The scale measures your body weight, not your health.
My goal isn’t weight loss, it is to be healthy but weight is an effective measure of health.
Are you dieting and exercising to maintain or lose weight or are you doing it to improve or sustain your physical health? If your answer is HEALTH than what reason do you have to get on the scale? Weight loss does not equal health (see above!) You want to know your diet is paying off….how do you feel? You want to know if your workouts are paying of….how do you perform physically in the gym and in life?
I want to know my diet and workouts are paying off.
How else would I measure and reward my weight loss goals?Why is it that you have a weight loss goal? Unless you are a wrestler or an Olympic lifter trying to stay in or get into a weight class I don’t really see why. What in the grand scheme of your life does it matter what number the scale reads? If you feel good, perform well and are healthy….why does it matter what you weigh? When your behaviors are aligned with self-love they are their own reward. I don’t have to reward myself for eating well or exercising. Every time I give my body what it wants and needs I am rewarded. If you need to reward yourself to keep going, you are probably suffering and sacrificing. You don’t have to suffer and sacrifice to be healthy!
I agree. The scale will keep you on “a track.” It will keep you going round and round. Fooling you into thinking you are heading to an end point, You will never reach. Getting off the scale can be vital to getting off the track. Not just physically getting of the scale (although that may be the first step) but getting of the scale in your mind. What if you let go of your “ideal/goal weight”? What if you decided your weight did not matter? What if you truly were able to love the body you had at this moment, because you accepted it? Caring for something you dislike is to be avoided. Caring for the thing you love, is easy and natural and its own reward
I need the scale to stay on track.
I won’t lose weight without the scale.90 pounds,13 months, no regular weigh ins, freedom and joy- PRICELESS.
Today—right now, this very moment—treat yourself as if you are someone you adore. Someone upon whom you want to lavish love. What do you do? How do you walk? What do you say to yourself? And what do you eat?
Competing in the 5ton5k this weekend. The workout won't be announced till the day of, but it will involve 5k of running mixed in with 5 tons of throwing/lifting. My goals: To run (not walk) the whole 3k & to finish the workout. Scared....but this kind of fear is my favorite to move through!