Having tried to eat clean while depriving myself of dairy, wheat, and sweets, adding in exercise and drinking lots of water, I’ll admit to being discouraged when the number on the scale did not move!
If that isn’t discouraging, I don’t know what is!
But, here’s the thing. You can be discouraged and allow those feelings for a minute or two. Just don’t stay there! Don’t wallow in self pity or “Why me?” and don’t you dare do the “What is wrong with me?” questioning that we are prone to in situations like these.
I told a friend just the other day about the non moving numbers on the scale, and the reply was, “How could that happen?” Yea … I’d like to know that also, BUT what I do know is that I am not the only one this has happened to recently.
One of my previous (In)courage friends posted a picture of herself in December and another picture at the end of January. Normally there is massive amounts of change in a before and after picture, but there wasn’t a drastic change in her pictures. She was honest and shared that the numbers on HER scale didn’t move either. I thanked her for sharing because it helped to encourage me when I was feeling a bit defeated.
The thing is, no number on the scale can tell you how healthy you are getting your body. No numbers on the scale can tell you that you’ve replaced fat with muscles that you’ve built by doing those squats and lifting those weights.
No number on a scale can tell you how beautiful you are or how hard you’ve worked. Yes, it would be nice if the number decreased … even just a little bit. BUT, what is more important is how you FEEL … how you LOOK … and how your clothes are FITTING!
So this is me telling you – and myself – to get back out there and DO this! You CAN, with God’s help. Remember – God will strengthen you! Just ask, pray over this, and hit that treadmill like I’m going to do RIGHT after I hit “post” for this article.
Feeling defeated, too? Don’t stay there!!
Let’s do this … together!