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You Don't Have To Race To Be A Runner

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Ok.... just gonna toss this out there... if you aren't currently running races / participating in organized events, it does NOT make you any less of a runner or athlete. This past year has definitely been a whirlwind of a year with injuries and health related issues for me. But because of my experiences, it's also changed my perspective on a lot of things.

I used to think that

#FitFridayConfessions - Breaking Up With The Scale

I When I was restricting calories, the scale became my unit of measure to determine 'progress'. And it became a thorn in my side. 


I would do everything 'right' when it came to working  out and eating my calorie allotment - to step on the scale and I would have gained a pound. After hard workouts or long runs the weight would always be up, and it could take a couple of days before I would see it drop. It was constant fluctuation. And that fluctuation made me obsessed with the number on the scale. 

It was time to break up. And that's exactly what I have done. 

Truthfully, each day is a challenge with becoming a healthier person. Some days I feel good about my progress; others I feel that I bombed. But the reality is that 'this' isn't a quick fix. I don't want the pills, potions or fads. I want to live a healthier life and it's one small step at a time. 


Comments

  1. Good for you for kicking the scale to the curb. I experience the same fluctuations and they can be so frustrating sometimes. You're so right. One small lifestyle change at a time.

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  2. The scale drives me crazy too! Although I am not ready for the break up yet...

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  3. I have made my peace with the scale. I find it is very helpful for keeping me on track in the long run, but from day to day I've learned my own fluctuations and therefore am able to keep perspective.

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