So you’ve heard me say that my health journey isn’t about the number on the scale, or a certain stereotype of what a body should look like. Confused? Here’s why I am weighing myself…
All bodies are made to be different. We come from different genetics, cultures, and different ages.
One of the things I love most about body positivity is that everyone is celebrated for what makes them uniquely beautiful.
So how can I be body positive and still feel the need to make lifestyle changes?
Sharing my health journey is something that is important to me.
I have discovered along my journey, that I not only inspire some of my friends, but I also inspire myself.
Through tracking my journey I can see how I grow stronger, in my mental state, and my body, I have more energy, and I even sleep better.
This journey for me isn’t about numbers, it’s about fueling my body with things that will help it to function in the best way possible.
Some days I eat mostly meat free, nutrient dense foods, others I eat a burger from In & Out. It’s about finding a healthy balance, that feels right for you.
When I joined Noom the program suggested I start weighing myself every day…
This goes against everything I have ever thought was a healthy way to track progress.
For years I have been told that scales are bad! And for some people they are!
If you have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, it can be a dangerous tool.
Since seeing so many Noom success stories, I figured it was worth a try.
I started weighing myself daily using the Renpho Scale, and here’s what I’ve learned…
Progress is like a downward rollercoaster. One day you are up 5 pounds, the next you are down 3, the next you are up 1 and so on…
Progress isn’t a straight line, some days it’s up, because I’ve had a sodium rich meal, or maybe I didn’t drink enough water, or perhaps I have my period.
Jumping on the scales every morning has taught me not to give fuel to the numbers.
I didn’t gain 5 pounds over night because I ate a cheeseburger, it’s just not physically possible.
While this journey for me isn’t about the numbers, it’s definitely taught me to look at the scale and my progress in a different way.
This may not be the journey for you, the best you can do is listen to our body and do what feels right for you.