I have a great client who weighs herself every morning. She is smart, sharp, and sassy, and she works her butt off in her sessions. Still, every morning she steps on that scale. The number she sees tells her whether she is a success or a failure that day. Now maybe I’m exaggerating, but truly, in the back of her mind, gaining or losing a few pounds defines her for that day. So, it got me wondering, why are we still letting the numbers on a scale tell us what we’re worth?
A quick reminder everyone, the numbers on a scale do not tell us how fit we are. I may weigh more than I think I should but, if I can fit into my skinny jeans I must be doing something right. Working out, lifting weights, building muscle, may actually send the numbers on the scale up, but it’s how you feel, how your clothes fit, your level of energy throughout the day; that is the true scale of fitness.
So, why not take a scale vacation? Feel how liberating it is to start the day without a number weighing you down. We are all so different. My best friend Robbin is tall and thin, a veritable clothes hanger. I, on the other hand, am built from Italian peasant stock: sturdy and strong. Neither one of us will ever be a Hollywood size zero, but how we feel is the scale we use. Embrace the body that carries your spirit around all day long. Give your body a break! Numbers on a scale can not even begin to tell you what an amazing person you are or how fit you are. You are all worth your weight in gold and that’s all that should matter.
Work out smart and see you in the gym!