Buzz Off Scale
Everytime I walk by the scale at the gym, I am tempted to step on it. Here’s the thing….I got into a fight with the scale the last time. I know, that sounds silly! I went to weigh myself one day; I was feeling great, my clothing was feeling loose on me, a co-worker mentioned that I was looking slimmer. I stepped on the scale, and I went from feeling great to feeling HORRIBLE! So I haven’t stepped on the scale since. I have taken my measurements, and they are down. So does it matter that my weight went up? No!
Dear scale…..BUZZ OFF!
Some experts will tell you that it’s important to weight yourself 3-4 times a week, maybe even daily. (I think weighing yourself daily is too extreme!!) Here is why you need to cut back on the weigh-in’s.
Your weight will fluctuate: Your weight changes constantly; fluctuations in that number on the scale every day, or even in the same day, are normal. Then you’ll start to stress about your changing weight. It’s not worth it!!!
You’re probably gaining muscle: When you exercise, you’re building metabolism-boosting muscle, which means that while you’re burning fat you may also be surprisingly heavier on the scale. Focus on that number, and you can demotivate yourself!
For me…it’s about the inches and how great I feel. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
Weight doesn’t tell the whole story: Even when calculated to your BMI score, your weight doesn’t tell you everything. Body fat percentage is more accurate than BMI since it calculates how much of your body is fat compared to muscle. But don’t just rely on the scales that calculate body fat, they can be wrong!
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