IS THE NUMBER ON THE SCALES GETTING YOU DOWN?
Girls, girls, girls. I know we all have our own stories and we’re all here for different reasons. But I see A LOT of girls desperately trying to see lower numbers on their scales. It looks to me like the main reason they’re doing it (working out/eating healthy) is to see a low number on scales. The only thing thing keeping them going is the hope that one morning they’ll stand on the scale and their “ultimate goal weight” will be staring them in the face.
I believe, and yes this is my personal opinion, that what should be staring you in the face, is yourself in the mirror. Why not forget about the numbers for a while? Check your progress in the mirror, how your clothes fit, compare old photos with new photos, happiness, how well you sleep at night, how much energy you have, how strong you are mentally and physically, there are probably a million other reasons but these are the ones just came to mind now.
Different weights look different on every single body. Just because your favourite celeb has a bangin’ bod at a weight, doesn’t mean it’s going to look fantastic on you too.
I hope my progress will inspire some of you and make you realise that you don’t need to see incredibly low numbers. I rarely weigh myself. I only weigh myself when I see a big difference in my body in muscle definition. It turns out the better I look, the more weight I’ve gained.
Don’t let numbers define you. Please. I am genuinely concerned for some people that I see on here.
My mother is now getting into workouts, weights and cardio nearly every day into it. She tells me she has, in less than two months, gotten to the point her tops are baggy, her pants are falling down and shirts she could not think of putting on before fit nicely. BUT YET!!! She tells me yesterday she’s getting discouraged because she’s not lost any WEIGHT!! I don’t even know how to express my frustration at this scale obsession nonsense. It’s all because she has a “goal weight”. I feel my last resort is to flood her inbox with these types of before and afters and make the scale “have an accident” hoping that she realizes that the muscle she’s building is going to make her fit and she’s going to like it a lot better than just being skinny.