I think a lot of us are locked into the mindset that the number on the scale is the determinant factor if we succeed or fail at our weight-loss/fitness journey.
- "Yes! Lost 2 lbs!!"
- "Oh no! I sucked! I gained 2 oz."
We need to move beyond that because we know that anyone can go to the bathroom and poop and lose 2 lbs. Right??
We need to make goals that are solid and not based on THAT number on THAT scale. I am not suggesting you throw out your scale. I like to keep it around to boost my ego. I do have a love/hate relationship with that thing.
- How does your clothes fit? Looser? Tighter? Muffin top not as pronounced?
- One less fat roll ??
- Being able to plank for 1 whole minute
- Lifting heavier weight
- Running faster/longer/negative splits
- Being able to quit hovering over that pan of chocolate cake
I have a few non-scale victories this week.
- My step-MIL commented that she needs to go buy some size 6 pants for me. She gifted me black pants since my son was born every Christmas because that's something I would wear and I wouldn't spend that money on myself. We started off with Size 12.
- I gave away all the Size 12s pants in my closet.
- My husband commented that my booty is getting smaller and more lifted.
WHAT ARE YOUR NON-SCALE VICTORIES?? Talk to me.