When comparing these two photos left to right what difference do you see? Besides the obvious outfit change 🍔🙈sorry tad revealing😏.. Point:
Believe it or not the difference between these photos is 17lbs. This is why I'm a firm believer that the scale is just a number.Here's the thing, ladies. Our weight is influenced by more factors than you can even imagine much less begin to control. Maybe you did sweat your butt off at the gym maintain a consistent eating routine over the last few days but you were also super stressed out about something that happened in your day which sent your cortisol levels soaring and in turn abruptly halted any weight loss success along with mental health strides. Maybe your best friend paid a visit?. Maybe you are retaining water because dinner had enough sodium for an entire week. Regardless of what it is, there are more things affecting your weight that youcan't control than things you can control. So why not just let it go and find a new way to benchmark your progress. What about measuring yourself with a good old fashioned tape measure? Because let me tell you–those numbers are real.
Or what about just eating clean and working out and learning to love the body you were given. Your body does a lot for you. It allows you to kill it in your yoga class, take those long Sunday strolls and SO much more. Maybe instead of hating your thighs or daydreaming about more toned arms you can spend some time thanking your body for all that it does. Someday, you will look back and wish you had been grateful for how you looked. Someday you will think, whoa, I wish I would have enjoyed the days of wearing short shorts. Because, damn girl, you looked good! But you were too busy obsessing over how much you weighed to actually enjoy the fruits of your labor.
The point of this post is that we are so incredibly hard on ourselves & we let others opinions get to us too often!!! Don't let others influence how you feel about your body. Let's find Ways to be grateful to and forgiving of ourselves. Maybe the first step for you is to learn a new way to measure your health. Who knows what will follow?