Taking a step back…

So I didn’t do Weigh-In Wednesday this week. And it wasn’t that I forgot. I am very aware of my weigh-in day every single week….actually ima go ahead and admit, I was getting obsessed about my goal number of 150 lbs. On Wednesday I woke up as usual, went to the potty and jumped on the scale. I weighed 153…and that was exciting because I was down 1 pound from the week before. (The obsessive part soon followed.) After I had a glass of water and chilled out for a second, I jumped on the scale again. This time to my befuddlement I weighed 154! How did I gain a pound in the course of 10 minutes? I of course attributed my “magical” weight gain to that glass of water. (Told you I was obsessing.) So I told myself that I would just re-weigh myself after my workout that morning…and I did. I still weighed 154! This process kinda continued until today (Friday.)

I hadn’t told anyone that I was obsessing about my magical number until today. I was on my way to the gym with my boyfriend and I told him. And I told him that I wanted to stop it. I want to enjoy my journey as I watch my body change. Because honestly when the number that I expected didn’t show up, I was disappointed in my performance. And I didn’t appreciate what I had accomplished.

Some of my accomplishments that I am proud of:

  • I have worked out 5-6 days a week consistently for months now.
  • I have noticed a considerable change in my clothes.
  • I have motivated others to join me in this healthy lifestyle.
  • I am happy and energetic.

I gotta recognize that this is a never-ending life-style. If I keep focusing on that number, then what happens after I hit that number? I am not saying that I am gonna stop weighing myself. And I am not saying that having a goal is bad. I am just not gonna focus or obsess anymore. And I plan on celebrating the small milestones and highlights.

I know that this may sound exactly contrary to what I said in the beginning of my blog posts about having a goal, but I am learning myself along the way. This blog of mine is my trial and error. I am NOT an expert on any of this. And the real learning comes from experience and making mistakes. The point is to try something!!

Have a healthy weekend…leave your thoughts and comments.


Published by Coach LQ

I am a mom, wife, and personal trainer. And becoming a mom has fortified my passion for health and wellness. I want to be the healthiest I can be for my family, and I want to help others be the same.

One thought on “Taking a step back…

  1. The fact you took that picture when you started simply shows that you knew from day one you were going to get where you are. You had already decided you were going to show people how far you had come. No kingdom is EVER built with brick and mortar. ALL kingdoms are built in the heart and the mind and the soul……. the buildings are just the side effect. While it’s very easy to get discouraged when we don’t get every single thing we want we have to remember that tough times don’t last but tough people do.
    You’ve done an OUTSTANDING job. One day you’ll need to put together a retrospective where you show ALL your pictures THEN and NOW.

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