I have a simple piece of advice for anyone who is trying to lose weight. Weigh yourself one time, then stay off the scale. You don’t have to break up with your scale forever, but it’s good to take a break.
If you’re watching what you eat and working out regularly, then it’s safe to say that eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.
Weighing yourself too frequently (every day) is like trying to watch a seed grow. Eventually you’ll see progress, but it’ll be a long and pretty boring wait.
The best advice my Oakey grandma ever gave my mom (which was then passed down to me) was, “Don’t think about it.” She was talking about aging. But it works just as well for another issue of physical appearance.
Nutrition and exercise is key. If those are in tune, eventually your body will get to where it should be which could mean… five pounds lighter, fifty pounds lighter, or maybe ZERO pounds lighter.
Keep the focus on how you’re performing (i.e. tracking your workouts and lifts in a journal) and judge progress THAT way. NOT by whether or not you get to your target weight. In five years of being in the fitness business, I’ve found that target weights are usually unrealistic. Mine was!
So keep truckin’ through the hard workouts and eat clean. Be healthy to live a happy life. And know that if you eliminate the stress of the scale, it’ll be much easier to enjoy yourself and your workouts.
Partner Hero WOD
Run 800 Meters
5 Rope Climbs (*Sub 2 for 1 on mod rope climbs*)
50 Push ups
Partners must run together.
Push ups and rope climbs can be split as needed.