I’ve been running consistently for two months, now. I began running to shake up my work out routine, add in some killer cardio, and get over yet another plateau, in hopes of finally reaching my weight loss goal.
Instead, I’ve gained weight back.
I know it’s my body building muscle faster than it’s shedding fat, but because of this gain I’ve become a slave to the scale. I weigh every couple of days, just to see if my hard work is paying off. And every time I see another gain, it makes me all the more discouraged, questioning myself, wondering if I have what it takes to “get there” finally. I don’t want to have to keep working out so hard with no positive result, trying to achieve the seemingly unattainable. I want to “get there” finally so that I can work out for the joy of it, and maintain my goal. Unfortunately, this goal has eluded me thus far.
I know my mindset is broken, and flawed. I know that the numbers on the scale shouldn’t matter, especially if I feel good and my clothes fit. I know my goal should be to be happy and healthy, fit and toned, and not measured by the number on the scale, but for me, it’s never been just a set of numbers to me, it’s an achievement. I work well with a specific goal in mind, with a distinct accomplishment to achieve at the end of a road hard fought. I have a goal, and I want to meet that goal, you know?
But not this month.
For the month of November, my goal is that there is no goal – and no scale – I’m going on a scale-strike. I’m going to eat right, continue running, and work out hard as though scales don’t exist. Because for one month, they aren’t going to see the light of day. I’m hoping that, by the end of this month, I’m going to see myself in a stronger light, and not care what the scale says as a result – and maybe fix my broken mindset for good. (And maybe, just maybe, by doing this no-scale challenge, inadvertently reaching my goal without trying. Does that make sense? Reverse psychology?)
What do you think? Wanna tackle a Weigh-Less November with me?
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