I gained weight and it sucked...
I remember clearly the day I decided to say f-you to the scale and hell yes to me.
Standing in my bathroom, I was giddy, butt-ass naked and fresh pooped.
I was DYING to break into the 200’s. Since starting at 250lbs., the first really meaningful milestone was going to be the day I broke into Onederland.
I had lost nearly 50lbs. I went from walking on the treadmill and cutting back from my half gallon of ice cream a night habit to damn near being a gym rat who loved fruit.
I was doing all the machines and hitting the Body Pump classes. Hell, I even had a “spot” in class as one of the regulars. I was in the back but I had my spot!
See, I never had worked out a day in my life so it was a big deal to me that I was loving the gym. I was working out unlike ever before, had cut back on so much of the junk I ate daily, and basically felt like I was a new person.
You can understand that after a week of being “good” I was stoked and wondering if this was going to be my day.
Ummmm…it wasn’t. I GAINED weight. WTF?
I was so good! I was doing so much better than before.
Then the words I’ll never forget echoed in my head. “See…you can’t lose weight.”
Defeat raced through my body.
I stood there feeling like I had failed all because the scale was up with no good reason why.
I didn’t even take a second to think about being proud of the life I was building or the habits I was creating.
I gave every bit of my hard work to the scale and said, “Here…you are in charge of my pride and my future.”
But, this is also the day I realized something monumental.
I thought to myself, “Holy shit! You can’t think like this! This is the same stuff you think when you quit and gain weight.”
I remember clearly telling myself,
“I am choosing to look forward to next week. My hard work will pay off. Eating over it won’t.”
Y’all, it was truly one of those days I remember because it was a turning point. It was the moment I realized I had to look at what I did to lose weight more than anything else. That’s where all the pride and the goal weight would come from. The things I was doing, day in and day out.
The scale would never “make me hit goal weight.” What I did each day would do that. And, what I was willing to do week after week while I lost 100lbs., would rely on how I thought about myself.
Today’s podcast I teach you how to weigh yourself without all the drama.
I had to learn it the hard way so I’m hoping today’s lesson will make your weightloss a little easier.
Enjoy Episode 107. It’s a good one. Click here to listen.