So over spring break I chose to ditch the scale, track my eating, and exercise like normal. With spring break chaos its safe to say I cheated on my diet a lot..oops. But I also got to work out a lot. I also tried aerial yoga for the first time, which was a blast! I’m sore, but would totally suggest.
To my surprise my weight still dropped! On Sunday March 3rd I weight 236.6lbs and exactly 1 week later on Sunday March 10th I weighed 234.0lbs. That is a 2.6lb drop in one week! YAY! It was actually kind of nice not weight myself every day. That being said I recognize that I was able to go rouge on my diet because I was working out 2+ hours a day and was wayyyy more active than I normally am. I also found myself not being as concerned about my diet because I didn’t have that daily reminder of my weight loss goals. This was good and bad. I think I am going to go back to my daily weigh ins, simply because I could see myself losing control of my diet and not being able to counteract it with exercise. My normal non-spring break life does not allow for daily 2hours of exercise. lol. So for me and my goals, daily measurements help keep me on track.
If you personally find yourself obsessing about the scale, maybe its time to limit your weigh ins to weekly or monthly. I encourage you to focus on the non-scale victories. Just monitor your food and continue to exercise. Consistency will get you there. The weight will follow. Remember, its a lifestyle change and a journey. Wont happen overnight.
That is all for now,
Good Morning All,
I’ve been MIA with the exceptions of weigh in posts this last week due to the academic rush prior spring break. I had a bunch of exams in 3 days and it wore me out. No joke, it took this entire weekend of being a bum to feel like a human again. Mental stress from academia is all too real. Now all that is over, its spring break!
So I’m officially on spring break! Over break I just plan to stay home, study, and work out. I also plan to try a mini experiment. I am someone who normally weights myself every morning. I don’t get hung up on tiny changes, if anything it often pushes me to get better. But over spring break I plan to try ditching the scale starting today for an entire week. This means my normal Weigh-in Wednesday this week will not happen, but I’ll resume soon enough. I just wanted to give this experiment a real shot while I can commit to working out with no excuses over spring break.
I will be indulging in the food a little bit, but hopefully plan to workout every day to counteract it. Sometimes ya just have to live life right? If anything, I’ll go back to 100% clean when I start school back up. So here is to trying a new method to see if it changes how I view my weight loss.
Thats all for now,
So I was debating doing a measurement update once a month or so. That way I could work on seeing progress in more than just scale #s. I took these measurements Tuesday at my apartment, so its nothing fancy like BMI charts and such. So its been officially about a month since my highest weight/I’ve started this journey and here are my current measurements this far:
Neck- 16 ins. L Arm-17 ins. R Arm- 17.5ins. Bust- 48ins. Ribs- 44ins Waist- 40ins. Hips- 50ins. L Thigh- 24.25ins. R Thigh- 23.5ins.
Current Weight-237.0 lbs
Sadly I didn’t think to do this until now so I don’t have my starting numbers, but I know at the very least my hips have gone down. I know this because I am fitting into smaller pants than I was before considering the bigger pants used to be tighter and a bit uncomfortable. So here is to attempting to track progress beyond the scale.
That is it for now,