I love this woman like crazy! Her attachment to the scale though, I could do without. On family vacation, she might come downstairs in the morning and say something like "I'm up a pound, I need to be really good this morning!". She even went so far as to wait to eat or drink an ounce one morning after staying over at one of my sister's homes, so she could go to the other sister's home (they live minutes apart) to weigh herself with a more accurate scale. She's a professional, guys. :P
I am not making fun, in fact, I'm shedding light on something that 99% of my clients struggle with. It's this attachment to the number that displays on the scale as a way to control our relationship with food. If we're up a pound or two from where we should be...gotta reign it in today. If we're down a few...well, hell yes, I'd like a donut! We either berate ourselves and decide we have to be good if the scale deems us unworthy - or - we celebrate and loosen up if the scale says "Good job!" and we're at our number.
What if our relationship with food did not rely on an objective value from the scale?
What if we woke up each day, whether it was Sunday or Wednesday, and ate exactly the same as we do any day. What if we didn't wait to weigh ourselves before we decide how we'll eat, but instead simply focused on foods that; taste good, keep us fuller for longer, that control our hunger, don't spike our cravings and keep us energized?
What if instead of listening to the subconscious banter in our heads set off by a number, we instead checked in with our intuition and ate the foods that simply make us feel our best?
I don't pretend to ignore the fact that the scale is a tool, a useful tool at that, to help us stay on track towards our goals. But, it's only one of many check in tools that could help us track our progress. In my membership coaching program, Connected + Powerfull, we'll be exploring the key check-in tools for sustainable fat-loss and most importantly, how to eat as I explain above where we don't need the scale to pass 'go'.
Today, I called to check in on my rock-star, now-weight lifting mama. I've turned her on to increasing her weight training and decreasing her strictly cardio workouts and I truly wish I could bottle the excitement I hear on the other end of the line when she reports in on her training sessions! It's no surprise to me that since weight training, my mom has focused less on these scale and more on her performance.
Guess who's now gone a full week without so much as TOUCHING the scale. That's right mom, you go girl.
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