Yesterday was a very happy day. Not only was August 3rd my momma’s birthday but it was a big day for my online friend Caitlin of Operation Beautiful and Healthy Tipping Point. Her Operation Beautiful book was released and tomorrow Thursday, August 5th she will be on the Today Show at 8:30 AM to talk about it. Set your DVR to record this momentous occasion! I have a review copy of the book coming so I’ll be doing a write up about it once I have a chance to take a peek! But for now the video on this page will tell you a bit about the book.
So this week is all about Change The Way You See, Not The Way You Look and you can find a ton of bloggers and other writers sharing their posts here.
Today I want to weigh in on negative self talk when it comes to the big bad scale!
Do you find yourself almost obsessing about what the scale says each day/week? What are some of the thoughts that go through your mind when you step on the scale? You might let out a sigh when you see the number hasn’t changed OR it has gone up, maybe you get mad at yourself or cry? Does this sound familiar? I touched briefly on the scale issue in my recent blog post about avoiding weight loss plateaus.
Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not about the scale and to let go of those numbers. Too many people are focusing and relying heavily on this and when they don’t see the loss in numbers they get frustrated and stop their healthy lifestyle all together. I wish more people would focus on living a healthy lifestyle and get more excited over how they feel rather than the numbers on the scale. I’m not saying I haven’t focused on numbers in the past and I still get really excited when I do see the numbers go down on the scale but I no longer weigh myself each week because it really tore me down if I didn’t lose the amount I set out to.
I believe people can become too obsessed with the scale and I didn’t want to become that person so the only time I use a scale is to do my weigh in and measurement assessment at the gym once a month. I like to think about how strong I have become and how living a healthier lifestyle makes me so much happier and more energetic. Honestly those things are so much more important than the numbers on the scale. And the whole point of the Operation Beautiful book is to change the way you see, not the way you look. Keep a positive attitude, compliment yourself and others on great accomplishments and focus on how strong and healthy you have become.
That is just my insight for the day…..
And now I would like for you to list 5 things you love about yourself below in the comments
Here are my 5:
I love my energy
I love that I have been an inspiration to someone
I love my strength
I love my spirit
I love that I am a positive person
Here are 20 Ways to Love Your Body, enjoy!
P.S. Be on the lookout for my review of the Operation Beautiful book. I can’t wait to get it!
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