Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Most Important Reminder

Hey everyone! So, I'm not sure if you follow me on Instagram or not, but if you don't - you should! ;)

The other day, I shared about my recent struggle with the scale and how it was starting to affect my workouts. Check out the post I shared, here:

I want to steal your attention for a minute to talk about the importance of NSV’s during any weight-loss journey. (NSV = Non-scale victory) 💪🏻 I have been feeling frustrated for the past week or so because, despite my consistent effort of making healthier choices 80% of the time, the scale stopped moving 🛑💀 I know I’m gaining muscle from weight lifting and so I actually considered NOT lifting in the gym today, just to see that #️⃣ move. That’s unhealthy thinking and I’m calling myself out! Instead, I DID lift weights today and while I was using the tricep dip machine, I noticed that I fit differently in it! My sides no longer brush against the machine while I’m using it. NSV for the win! The scale isn’t everything. 👌🏻 . . #balance #pcos #pcosweightloss #weightloss #losingweight #weightlossjourney #activeliving #fitfam #igfitfam #ww #wwcommunity #progress #motivation #moderation #fitnessjourney #fitspo #inspiration #nodeprivation #balance #healthyliving #goals #nevergiveup #pcoslife #cyster #wwfreestyle #trackingcalories #weightlossmotivation #heathylifestyle
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I have been working out about 2 - 3 times per week, staying within my calories 6/7 days per week and drinking about 40 - 80 oz. of water per day. I am doing well but, the scale isn't moving and it is getting frustrating! I have been stuck at 233-234 lbs. for about two weeks now. 

I really enjoy strength training at the gym and, while lifting weights increases my progress toward living a healthier life, it definitely has been slowing the progress on the scale. Which is more important though, really?

I know that it is not good to only want to lose weight and focus on that number on the scale. That's not what this is all about here but, I do get stuck there sometimes. I need to remind myself that I am doing this for my overall health. That's what is most important. I want to gain mobility. I want to gain strength. I want to gain endurance. I want to feel better and, I am doing all of the right things to get there. I just need to keep going.

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