Do you find yourself checking the number on the scale every morning and every night waiting for it to change? Basing how you feel and what you think of yourself on that silly little number!
Have you ever started a new program and started feeling good then stepped on the scale and you only lost like 1 freaking pound? Maybe you felt discouraged and frustrated because you thought it should have been lower so you quit!
Let’s put that toxic relationship you have with the scale to an end!
I myself have been in that situation way too many times and I see my clients struggle with this way too often when I start working with them.
I wanted to share something with you that helps my clients break through the barriers that this stupid little number can hold on us sometimes.
First, let me tell you a little story…
The picture on the left was taken when I started training for my first competition at 118 pounds.
The picture on the right is recent, also at 118 pounds.
Why do I look completely different but the scale didn’t move? Because I LOST FAT and GAINED MUSCLE!
But at first, I didn’t understand that muscle was more dense than fat which basically means muscle weighs more than fat. I would get so frustrated that the scale wasn’t moving as much as I wanted it to. Why the hell was I working so hard but not losing weight according to the scale?
Then, I put my before picture and current picture side by side. That is when I truly understood that when you lose fat and gain muscle, your scale weight isn’t going to change all that much!
The scale can be a great way to track progress, but not alone. It is very important to also use photos and measurements on a consistent basis.
I had 2 clients recently go through the same thing that you may be struggling with right now. For a month the scale didn’t move hardly at all so naturally they got frustrated and discouraged. UNTIL they put their pictures side by side - HOLY CRAP! Look how much this girl's body transformed in just 4 short weeks but according to the scale they didn’t change at all!
You may be experiencing something very similar or at least you have at some point. And I want you to take a step back and realize that even if the scale is not moving as fast as you’d like it to, you may still be making progress.
I encourage you to take progress pictures and measurements so you can compare them every month or so. You may be surprised just how much you’ve changed without even realizing it! This is great motivation to keep you moving in the right direction.
Remember, you deserve to see how far you have come and remember…the scale is NOT the only form of transformation!
Lots of Love!
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