Fitness Tip of the Day

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weigh in - Scale!

Today's weigh in was better than I expected I only gained 1 lbs. in the last 2 weeks -now before I get upset let me clarify a few things first. All last week I was so not on my plan - I ate out more than once (and did not eat healthy) I went to the movies on Saturday night and ate popcorn had soda etc. - also after the race I went and had a HUGE sundae and on Sunday I ate at a local place that has Sunday brunch and I had these wonderful pancakes with whipped cream yummo! So gaining 1 lb not something I am really worried about right now. So in all I did really great!

A couple of weeks ago I was telling my trainer my new focus is to not let the scale be my prisoner. I know I have discussed this before but the scale can rule your life if you let it. I could let this 1 lb gain upset me or just except it and move on and do better from now on. The scale can play with your emotions and also your happiness - I find if I am too focused on the scale I cannot do anything else and I let it rule me in so many ways. Having a good life is up to you don't let something that really does not matter in many ways determine who you are. I WILL lose the weight I have set for myself in the next few months and I WILL accomplish my training for the half marathon (which is really going to be tuff) and I know I WILL be successful. Let's free ourselves from this pattern and learn to love ourselves. I cannot believe I am writing this (ha) after only a few months my whole view of my journey has changed I have changed and I can see for the better and I can say it is the best feeling I have had in a long time. Thanks for keeping up with me!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mara,
Keep the good attitude. Your healthy lifestyle is measured in terms of a longer period than one day or one weekend. You are doing fantastically. No one is perfect every day of their life.

Nancy

spunkysuzi said...

Yep, your doing what works for you!! And your enjoying the journey :)

Anonymous said...

Hi.
I absolutely hate the scale. I have at many times felt like my whole day or week was ruined because I had gained a pound. Your blog caught my attention because I can relate. I, too, have felt like a prisoner. Recently I've been trying this new approach that I just read about by an author named Dr. Linda Bacon. Her new book is called "Health at Every Size,The surprising truth About Your Weight". This book is so amazing. Dr. Bacon's approach is to throw the scale out all together and to start living life for the beauty of each day. We should do things each day that support a healthy positive lifestyle. Seriously the cover has a scale in the garbage. I thought this is a book for me. You might want to check this out. The book is amazing and really focusses on the issues that you presented in your blog.

I hope you have a great day!

k

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean. I was just telling someone the other day that sometimes I feel my journey is another job and sometimes I feel like goofing off - when scale reflects that I feel like I've gotten "written up". After more than a year on my journey I still struggle with the scale issue. Thankfully you have figured it out sooner than I - I know you will hit your goal.
Lova Ya,
Sandy