This morning as I was getting dressed, I looked in the mirror and realized I was happy with myself. It has been a few weeks since I have said or thought anything negative about my body (not talking about the greasy hair and 12 year old boy acne here:). Back in the day I never had anything positive to say about my body and now I might even be getting a little cocky:)
Besides the amazing relationships in my life (you guys included), running and fueling my body the right ways, there is a reason that I am feeling so much happier with myself…… it is because of a habit that I have broke that has made all the difference in the world to me.
I used to weigh myself 1-2 times everyday for many years.
It didn’t matter WHAT the number said or even if I thought I looked great in the mirror, as soon as I stood on the scale I felt like junk. I let the number define me and determine the type of day I was going to have. Even though I KNEW that I was ‘fit’ it didn’t matter, the scale changed my whole perspective on myself.
Since I got my treadmill and I have been running outside (we don’t have a scale at home, I always weighed myself at the gym) I haven’t even had the temptation to step on the scale for a few weeks and it feels absolutely amazing. How dare I let some silly electronic device decide my mood.
I know that people recommend getting on the scale once a week and it can be very beneficial for some people but for ME, I am banning the scale because I found that it brings NEGATIVE thoughts for me so why in the world would I continue to do something that makes me sad or negative about myself.
I feel so much more confident. I have finally come to accept and love my body just the way it is and thank it for allowing me to run, play and hug people (sorry to be cheesy). The scale tried to take those feelings from me for way too many years.
I am calling this a victory in my book.
Sorry for the awkward arm pit shot.
I challenge you to CUT something out in your life that doesn’t make you feel pretty or good enough. Whether it is cutting out looking at magazines with photo-shopped models, watching E Hollywood, constantly weighing yourself, a relationship that brings you down or an addiction. Take control today and DECIDE that you don’t need that in your life to bring you down.
What are your thoughts on the scale?
Does the scale effect your mood?
How often do you weigh yourself?