"just ditch the scales", "get off the sad step.."
I hear these questions, or statements rather, a lot, and its no wonder confusion on what to do arises for some when it comes to weighing scales and whether to weigh daily or not.
So what do you do, if you’re someone who actually enjoys the idea of weighing yourself, but you’re torn by the disparaging amounts of inconsistent information there is out there
You see, we each have beautiful & wonderfully complex bodies and they go through changes, sometimes we can see those changes, other times we might not see them, though we can tell when there’s something different that goes on with our bodies.
Knowing this bit of information, can help you learn how to track these changes.
Three reasons why I weigh myself daily
1. I use the data to help me track changes
I get it, not everyone is used to minute detail, and goal setting, so the idea of weighing yourself every day, ,may cause you to break out in hives, but hold on a few. The reason I like to weigh myself daily is because I’m able to keep track of changes, and fluctuations on my Fitness Journey.
“To weigh or not to weigh that is the question”
At times it may feel as if you’re on a rollercoaster of emotions when it comes to weight loss, but the more we understand that our weight fluctuates almost daily, the better we will be with using the data for and to our advantage.
2. Motivated to practice self- Control
Being able to practice self control on your fitness journey is a huge achievement, but you may not always feel motivated, and I get that. One of the things that a daily weigh can do is, it can help give us an awareness of our weight, and here’s why. When it comes to a daily weigh in, you become more aware of your weight related behaviours, so then it becomes less about what the numbers are on the scale and more so, about your progress made, not only day to day, but week to week, and month to month, which in turn will generally help improve self control and your behaviour choices on your journey.
3. My worth is not determined by the number on the scale
This 3rd one took some time, and being a Committed Christian woman, my Faith helped me immensely in grasping the fact that, my worth is not determined by the digital numbers on the bathroom scales.
It takes time, it takes support and t also takes community & encouragement and in some cases (including my own) some additional counselling to work through some of the emotional traumas imbedded within our mindsets that often paint a false and negative image of ourselves.
For some, weighing your self on a daily basis may trigger negative feelings, if you find this is you, there are other methods that you can use to track and monitor your progress, if this isn’t a good fit for you
Weighing myself every day helped increased my awareness of not only my weight, but my weight related behaviours. If you decide to weigh yourself daily, this may just give you the extra motivation needed to achieve your fitness goals.
“The scale can’t tell you how far you can run, how much weight you can lift, or how many push ups you can do. The scale is not a measure of strength; it is just a number. That is all”
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