Weighing yourself from time to time can be helpful, especially if you truly need to lose weight. But remember, being a healthy weight doesn’t necessarily mean you are fit. True fitness requires you to work on your cardiovascular health, strength training, and flexibility. Furthermore, having a healthy diet is key. Yes, calories in VS calories out is how pounds are dropped, but eating your daily calories in candy bars will make you feel drastically different than if you got your calories from whole foods.
If the scale is ruling you, GET RID OF IT! Smash it, sell it, toss it in the trash…whatever. Whatever you do, don’t let an inanimate object ruin your day. Instead of solely relying on the scale, measure how much faster or longer you are running. Take pride in how many reps you can do or how heavy you can lift? Do you clothes fit better? Do you have more energy or sleep better?
Remember, there are many ways to gauge progress.
(Source: littlewarrior-recovering, via shapemytorso)