Welcome to EDUCATION NATION where we will share a specific meal prep / clean eating related topic with you each day!
Today is all about how “the scale is not here for you“!
You see, truth be told, too many women rely far too much on that darn scale. I would venture to say, some of us are actually addicted to the bright number that appears between our toes. Sadly, the scale alone is not the best predictor of weight loss success.
I liken the scale to a bad boyfriend. Some days he is down, down, down for you! Other days, without notice, he jumps UP and leaves you depressed; only to come back down for you again. STOP THE YO YO! Drop that “loser”.
The scale is great for long term trending, but not for day to day weighing. The BEST reflection of your work are your pictures, your measurements & how your clothes fit!
So, before we move on, we have some documenting to do! Yup, and once again, we will be doing this together as a SISTERHOOD! So grab your pen, print your *FREE* measurement tracking sheet (click here) and document your *STARTING* measurements TODAY! Trust me, they will be changing soon!!
The starting point of all achievement is desire…..
weak desire brings weak results.
Join us in our discussion below:
“5 Reasons Why The Scale is NOT to be trusted!”
1. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF at the same time?
The number on the scale will be different if you weigh yourself at different times of the day. Your body weight can fluctuate 3-5 pounds throughout the day. Make sure to identify the best time for your consistently weigh, and use the same time for your weekly weigh-ins.
2. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF with the same clothes?
Clothes, shoes, socks are all reflected on the scale! Girl, even weave weight is reflected! LOL 🙂 I personally weigh myself 1st thing in the morning in my birthday suit, immediately after going to the ‘powder room’. If you choose to wear clothes, make sure its the same or similar weight / amount of clothes.
3. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF during TOM or Ovulation?
TOM = Time of the month, and the scale can move up 5 pounds during TOM & in my case even ovulation. This has to do with water retention and bloating during this time of the month. So, be sure NOT to freak out if the scale creeps up, especially if you know TOM is visiting soon!
“It’s not about how bad you WANT it, it’s about how HARD you are willing to FIGHT to get it!”
4. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF after a recent airplane flight?
Yup, even a 2-1/2 hour airplane flight can cause that scale to act a fool! That cabin pressure on a plane can cause bloating. Isn’t that cray!! So again, don’t dismay, if the scale has increased and you’ve recently taken a flight! This MAY be the cause!
5. Did you WEIGH YOURSELF after you started strength training?
Divas, please remember 5 pounds is 5 pounds whether it’s fat or muscle.
So, when weight training, the scale may stay the same or even increase because as you are LOSING FAT, you are also GAINING MUSCLE at the same time! So it is actually possible that you may LOOK smaller (because muscle takes up less space), but weigh more.
Complete the following assignment to qualify for free prizes awarded at the end of this 12 day challenge.
- Print and complete your FREE MYBODY Stats sheet today! (click here)
- Leave a comment below to let us know you have documented your measurements and weight.
- Share this post on FB, IG or Twitter using hashtag “#FFFitmas“
- Consider grabbing a Measure me Fabulously measuring tape! It stays in place for you, allowing you to be hands free to record your measurements! (click here)
Our next full 30 day meal prep challenge starts Jan. 2nd. The last day to register is Dec. 19th. Please visit our programs page here on this site if you wish to join us for full support! (click here to learn more) or leave a comment below.
If you haven’t already, Join this FREE “12 Day Meal Prep-mas” Challenge diva, you will be glad you did!!
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Live fab this holiday,
Nicole “Coach Twy” Twyman
“Who Says Fitness Can’t be Fabulous?”
P.S.: If you would like to learn more about our full 30 day meal prep challenge offerings, please visit: 30 Day Meal Prep Support