o, you’ve been working out for a good month or two, watching what you’re eating, making healthy lifestyle choices, and doing everything right. It’s finally time to get on the scale to weigh in.
You squint your eyes and you hold your breath as you step on the scale and wait for it to settle on a number. The scale stops and it says your up two pounds.
Up two pounds? What the actual fuck!! This makes no sense and leaves you feeling confused, angry, and super disappointed.
While I can totally understand the desire to look a certain way and to reach a certain weight - I’ve been there and I’ve chased that specific number - I actually think it’s an unhealthy mind-fuck to constantly get on a scale and track your weight daily.
Below are some reasons why the number on the scale really doesn’t matter, when you put things into perspective.
- Your weight fluctuates everyday and it’s totally natural. It can be due to what you ate that day, the time of day you eat, your metabolism, how active you’ve been that day, water retention due to hormones, and/ or excess sodium consumption. Don’t get too attached to one number on the scale because it’s unlikely to remain consistent during all weigh-ins.
- One’s weight doesn’t indicate overall health level - you can be super skinny or fat and chubby, and you can also be in amazing shape. Don’t let the number on the scale be your health gage.
- The number on the scale doesn’t paint a full picture. It says nothing about where you’re at in your health and fitness journey, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The scale doesn’t tell you your body’s composition - what percent is muscle or fat, or what your relationship to food is, or your level of self-esteem.
- How much you weigh doesn’t determine your worthiness or who you are as a person. You are way more than the number on the scale. Regardless of your weight, you are worthy of all things great. Who are you inside? - what are your intentions, how big is your heart, are you compassionate and understanding? Are you a safe and comforting person to be around? - that’s what matters.
Most of us have been concerned about our body image or weight at some point in time.
Here are some influencers who have begun their self love journey, and who inspire me daily to live in the moment and to love my body at any and all sizes. Check them out and let me know if you connect to any of these wonderful people.
Body Positive Influencers:
⁃ Mary Jelkovsky, @maryscupofteaa
⁃ La’Tecia Thomas, @lateciat
⁃ Megan Jayne Crabbe, @bodyposipanda
⁃ Michelle, @bodyposipower
⁃ Ashley Graham, @ashleygraham
⁃ Sarah Nicole Landry, @thebirdspapaya
I invite you to ditch the scale! Or at least challenge yourself to not using it as often as you currently due.
Are you willing to try?
Love you all!
- Talya xox