Don't Be Ruled By The Number On The Scale

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Weight has never played an important factor in my life. I have always been one to keep up with my fitness goals and lately, I have been doing a lot of cardio-based training. These types of sessions have made me feel good both physically and mentally, and I have started to see a significant improvement in myself. 

My weight has always been very consistent. However, when I weighed myself a few weeks ago, I was floored. I had gained 10 lbs! I was really shocked and confused at first, so I tried again. But the scale gave me the same number. So many thoughts ran through my mind… How did this happen? When did this happen? How did I not notice? These were all valid questions.

Unfortunately, I allowed the number on the scale to rule my thoughts. I was disappointed and doubtful. I let the number get the best of me. I’m only human and allowed myself to wallow away in negative thoughts for a period of time. 

Then I realized that I had two options…

I could sit around, think about the weight I had gained and feel sorry for myself

or

 I could continue training and trust the process

I chose to continue with my cardio/weight training, move forward with a positive attitude and focus on how I was feeling, rather than dwell on the number on the scale. I don’t think that anyone should let that number define how they feel about themselves. 

Weighing yourself continuously can become obsessive and detrimental to your mental health. 

The reading on the scale can fluctuate as a result of a number of factors. It can change depending on the time of day that you weigh yourself. Food and water intake, as well as your monthly cycle can affect and increase weight gain. Whereas, completing a sweaty workout or just using the washroom can decrease it. 

Don’t stress over that number. Don’t let it have power over you. 

GAGE YOURSELF ON HOW YOU FEEL!!!