Not going to lie, I’ve been feeling super discouraged lately. You all know I’m always honest and transparent with you, so here I am, just wanting to blog and write down all of my feelings lately. I know I’ve been way more active on YouTube lately, but I really do miss blogging, so I’m definitely going to try and be more consistent with it.
So, onto the asshole named “scale”. I’ve been in prep for about 4-5 weeks now, and the scale as not budged. In fact, it has even gone up a little bit, but down? Nope. Initially I did lose a couple of pounds, but I went from no exercise at all from my surgery, to exercising and decreasing my calories a bit, so obviously I knew I would have an initial weight loss. I also lost some inches on my waist initially, but then it has stalled out.
I’m not really sure why it isn’t moving, but it sure is discouraging. This actually happened my last prep in the beginning, but definitely not for this long of a duration. So yes, I’m human, and it is super frustrating to not see that number drop.
I can tell clients and other people all day every day that the scale is not an the only measure of progress, but when you try to tell yourself, it definitely takes a little more to believe yourself. That’s why I always recommend people have coaches, even coaches!
Let me just clarify, I usually do NOT care about the number on the scale. I honestly could care less about what that number says, but when you’re on a time restraint due to competing on a specific date, you are hoping to see progress each week. That’s the game of competing though, and yes you will definitely go through mental struggles – probably even more than physical. Maybe it’s because I’m planning on stepping on a national stage, that it is freaking me out more than usual.
However, when I was dwelling on the situation and having a little mini mental breakdown (may have cried a little LOL), I realized that the scale really does NOT show so many things – even in contest prep.
- The scale does not show how much weight you lift in the gym.
- The scale does not show how much bad-ass muscle mass you have.
- The scale does not show how hard you are working and killing it every day.
- The scale does not show if you have pooped. (Yup, I said it).
- The scale does not show if you are on your period (ladies).
- The scale does not show your body composition.
- The scale does not show how you FEEL.
- The scale does not show your energy level.
- The scale does not show your quality of life.
- The scale does not show how beautiful you are – inside and out.
THE SCALE DOES NOT DEFINE YOU.
All of those factors listed above are so much more important than that number. It’s very possible to be making progress, even if that number doesn’t move. It’s just a dang number.
Bottom line, the scale is an asshole. Sometimes we all just need a little reminder.