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Do you use a scale on a regular basis? If you do STOP right now.
In fact, consider throwing it out. Whether you weigh 5 pounds more or less, who really cares?
I stopped using my scale some time ago. Frankly, I really don’t care whether I weigh 175 or 190 lbs. What I do care about is how that weight looks on me. So, if I am looking at a toned body in the mirror with no fat, I really don’t care about how much it weighs. If, I see a body that isn’t toned and looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy, I really care. It means I am doing something wrong.
Something to keep in mind. As you begin and continue on with an exercise routine, you will be replacing fat with muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat but obviously looks better. So if you use a scale on a regular basis, you could be setting yourself up for some frustration. That isn’t what you need or want when you are starting out.
I have even thrown the tape measure out. I can tell my body has changed by how my clothes fit. Shortly after starting to improve my diet and starting to exercise, I went down a pant size. The collars on my shirts began to get loose. So, I didn’t need a tape measure to tell me what was happening.
So my fitness tip for today is short and sweet. Stop using the scale and the tape measure. Use the mirror instead. You will be able to tell right away if you are heading in the right direction. Seeing even the slightest change will be uplifting and extremely motivating.
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I think that our generation, especially women, was brain washed into weighing ourselves daily. I too, have thrown my scale away and look only in the mirror,or if my clothes fit too tightly, it is time to balance the calories with exercise. How did our culture get so obsessed with weight anyway?