Losing weight and getting back in shape is a journey. A journey to more energy, more confidence, feeling healthy and amazingly strong.
The Daily Weight Check Mania
Are you one of those peeps who are checking their weight first thing in the morning? Stumbling out of bed, standing on this cold metallic scale and letting the number determine whether you’re having an awesome or a shitty day?
Isn’t that somehow hilarious? Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been there.
I remember times where I weight myself 152 times a day and if the number went even the slightest bit up, I felt like a rising piece of dough. I felt like crap and it was better not to talk to me for a while. So one could think I’ve been a bit obsessed with the scale and yes it’s true. Same like you, I just didn’t know better.
The truth is
Why is the scale a waste of energy?
Simply put, it doesn’t accurately reflect the internal changes of your body. Especially while starting out with a training and weight loss routine, there will be changes in body mass reflected by the scale due fat loss, water loss and muscle gain.
You probably already heard the statement, ‘muscle weighs more than fat’ and that’s actually not true. If you compare one pound of fat with one pound of muscle – a pound is a pound – they both weigh a pound. But there’s an important difference – the density – and therefore the fact that a pound of fat takes up about four times the space of muscle tissue.
But what exactly does that mean?
This means the scale is not an accurate
In other words, if your weight stayed exactly the same and we’d hypothetical took away 3 pounds of fat from you and replaced it with 3 pounds of muscle, you will weigh exactly the same, but because fat is less dense than muscle, you’ll appear slightly leaner and more toned because the three pounds of muscle will take up less volume.
Usually, when I start working with a new client I always explain them that we won’t focus
This may sound a bit wishy-washy, but I can assure you, once you get rid of the scale, your life will get so much easier and I got amazing feedback from clients who were as obsessed with the scale as I was.
You are not defined by a number. I had a client who wanted to get down to 120 Ibs (54kg) so badly. She went down from 132 (60kg) to 122,5 Ibs (55kg), and got stuck there for a couple of weeks. She was crushed, frustrated and felt like a failure for not losing that last 2,5 Ibs (1kg), even though in reality she already had lost more than 10 lbg (5kg), was in better shape than ever and completely redesigned her body and her diet.
Measure of your Success should not be a Number.
Two people can weigh the exact same, yet can be in totally different states of health and
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