Hope your morning is off to a good start, and that you get to enjoy some Valentine’s candy today! I don’t know about you, but I love those conversation heart candies. I’m not really a big candy person (gimme the ice cream!!), but I do like those little hearts.
I know this may not be the right day to talk about this subject, since it IS a day all about eating candy & chocolates, but I feel like it is a relatable topic. Yesterday I made a new goal for myself. I am not going to weigh myself for a whole month I know this may sound silly to some people, but I weigh myself every.single.morning. It’s just part of my routine. Something that just happens naturally, like brushing my teeth.
But something hit me this weekend. It’s something that I have been thinking about for a while, but I just never had the courage to do it. I have realized that the scale plays a HUGE part in my mood. Sounds kind of crazy, right? This little thing dictates my mood everyday.
If it’s down, then I’m happy. Very happy. If it’s up or it stays the same, then I’m upset, and it puts me in a bad mood. How terrible is that?! The CRAZIER thing is that I don’t need to lose weight. Not at all…and I know this. But sometimes I let my mind get the best of me, and I believe things that I know are not true.
I think as a female, we all experience some kind of self image issues. They might be rare, or they could be daily. There are just so many things that influence our thoughts on our bodies, that it is hard not to have a negative feeling every now & then.
But now I have decided to do a test on myself. I weighed myself yesterday morning & then put the scale away. For a month. After a month, I will then take the scale back out & weigh myself again. I can almost guarantee that I won’t change at all. I may even weigh less because I’m not so paranoid about what I weigh, who knows.
Like I said, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, since I feel so tied to the scale sometimes. I just never had the courage. You know what got me thinking about this? Live with Kelly. How funny is that? I was watching an episode that I recorded this weekend & she happened to say that she doesn’t weigh herself, for this very reason. It determines her mood. I’m a HUGE Kelly Ripa fan & think she has an awesome body!! (Ummm, HELLO ARMS!)
I guess it just took that ‘ah ha’ moment to finally realize that is what I need to do.
So for one month no longer will I jump on the scale every day. Ya, it might be hard..I’m not going to lie, but for my own well being it’s what I NEED to do. Now I will go by how my clothes fit, on how I feel about my weight, rather than a number on a scale. A number really is just a NUMBER!
Another key thing to remember is that muscle weighs more than fat. And for as much strength training as I do, I know that my body is full of muscle…and I like it that way!
What are your feelings regarding scales? Do you own one? Do you use it?