Hooray! (for non-scale victories)

So, I’ve seen a couple of articles out on the internet recently that talk about body size and shape. That got me thinking. The number on the scale is not going to really tell you all you need to do. Getting fit and healthy isn’t only about losing weight. It’s about improving how you feel, how your clothes fit, how you are better able to move around, and about improving your sleep.

I’m going to be completely honest with you all. The number on my scale hasn’t budged in about 4 months. I still have about 30 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight. But, after these past few months of no movement I’m still noticing changes, for the good. My clothes fit better. I feel stronger. I’m noticing more muscle definition in my arms and legs. So, I might not be losing poundage, but I am still improving myself.

Sometimes the non-scale victories are more motivating that those numbers on that scale of yours. Celebrate any victory! Pants a little bigger? Treat yourself to some new pants! Notice your shoulders are looking pretty smokin’ hot after all those cleans and presses you’ve been doing? Show them off! Be proud of yourself for making these positive changes and just keep chugging along! Eventually the scale will start moving again.

Just remember, you didn’t get unhealthy overnight so it will take time to get back on track. The thing to be most proud of is you are at least doing SOMETHING about it! Keep up the awesome work and the rewards will be priceless.

Adirondack Fit Mom