Weighing yourself

Sometimes I have so many topics and idea I want to share on here. Things I’ve struggled with and things I want to get off my chest and I just don’t always know how to put them into words.

When I was in the middle of my weightloss I would weigh myself every morning. I’d get up, I’d go pee, and then I’d weigh myself every.single.day. When I started to crossfit I started to put on a few pounds and I panicked. I went to Todd and I cried that I worked so hard and now I was putting on weight, he talked me off the crazy ledge and explained that I was now lifting significant weight and that would affect my body composition. He talked me into giving up the scale.  For a good year or more I was happy to not see the number on the scale everyday. It would be a nice surprise when I went to the doctors and they weighed me.

Now, for the past two months or so, with all the crazy stuff going on in my life and the unhappiness, I knew I was slipping, but I wouldn’t step on the scale to admit it. Here is where the balance needs to be found. I needed to find the balance between my obsessive weighing and not stepping on because I’m afraid to admit what I will see.

This past year has been tough for me. I’ve been through a lot of struggles, now that it is 2014 and things are starting to even out, I’m ready and I’m excited to get back on track. To step on the scale, see the truth, and move on. But, this time, my goals are not strictly number based. I don’t even have a number in my head of my “dream weight” I just want to be healthy and happy. That is the biggest tip I can give people out there. Do not put all of your goals on that number the scale shows you, find something else, find a pair of jeans you really want to fit back into, find a PR you want to hit, or a race you want to run. Base your progress off of something much more gratifying than the number that comes up when you step on that cold scale.

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