The SCALE will no longer be my IDOL! Who is with me?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Today as I was reflecting on not losing weight for the 3rd week in a row, I realize how difficult it is to look at the scale week after week if it is not moving.
I then gave a lot of thought to how much weight(no pun intended) I put on the Scale's reading for the week. Why do I care what the SCALE says, if I feel and look better? It is at this moment that a light bulb goes off in my head, as I realize how far I have come... because a year ago I would have just given up and stopped exercising or caring, but not now because Sparks and all the wonderful people I have met and came into contact with help keep me motivated and focused on what the prize is at the end of this magnificent journey.
Yes I am working my butt off at least 5 or 6 times a week and not seeing the scale move, but I enjoy my workouts. I feel refreshed and excited afterwards, even though sometimes the thought of pushing myself to get there is a chore. Why do I let it make me feel like I am a FAILURE just because the number doesn't CHANGE? Why am I not reflecting on the overall feelings of well-being, the rush of adrenaline I get after spending 60 minutes on the elliptical or after dancing in Zumba for 50 minutes? I have gotten so much more by continuing this journey, like a relief of some of my STRESS, feeling better about myself overall and knowing where I am in my Journey.
I just know that I am making the right choices for a happy and healthier me in 09. I know this because last night after my DivorceCares class, I had a decision to make... either go find a place to exercise while waiting for my daughter or go eat at my all time favorite Italian restaurant, Demo's, and I chose to step out of my comfort zone, pass the restaurant, and go in the Hendersonville YMCA and ask for a guest pass for the night. Yes, I made the best decision and had an awesome workout that left me feeling so much better than I would have had I went to the Italian Restaurant instead. And guess what..afterwards I was not hungry for the pasta's that I have been staying away from.
I am trying to remember that with each passing day my progress is much like a babies progress while trying to learn to walk... I have to take baby steps and realize that at any moment I could fall and have to pick myself back up (without crying) and take another step forward. And guess what ladies and gentlemen that is just what I did last night (after not seeing the scale move yesterday) and I made the decision to go exercise instead of eating out.
So I hope I encourage each of you that might come across my blog to do the same and make the right choice for you! God Bless each of you in your Journey to a happier, healthier 09 and lets STOP making the SCALE a IDOL and use it as a TOOL.