YES! We all have them…..we are not always aware of them. If you were asked to write down on a piece of paper 5 non scale victories could you? I am asking you to do this. Then share with others in your group! There are so many to choose from. Going up in weights, double looping, jeans fit looser, improving the amount of reps in a workout, form is getting better, going from struggling in a certain exercise to accomplishing it! Not having to modify a certain move any longer, having more energy. These are just a few.
So many times (I am guilty of this) we get so wrapped up into what a scale says or what a chart says we should be that we fixate on it. Is it healthy? No. A personal trainer who is a friend of mine once told me to ditch the scale…..he even offered to put it in his closet till he thought I was ready for it again. A scale does not define you. Don’t even bother stepping on it. This journey is about your health, all the scale has to offer you is a number. THAT does not define you….if it did we would all be named after numbers. The scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. Repeat that twice. That’s it. It can NOT measure your beauty, your talent, your purpose in life, your strength or your compassion for others. Focus on what your body can do. The number doesn’t define your beauty (just in case you didn’t catch that the first time) Just like hair color doesn’t define your intelligence. A scale does not have the capacity to measure your worth. Happiness looks gorgeous on everyone including you. “I need to be skinnier” NO “I need to love myself”. Be yourself, accept yourself, value yourself, forgive yourself, bless yourself, express yourself, trust yourself, love yourself, EMPOWER yourself!