A Scale is Much More Than A Scale

I weight myself regularly and have a routine to do so. I weigh myself right after I dry off from getting out of the shower. I do this so I weigh myself at exactly (give or take a few minutes) the same time every day and under the same circumstances. I believe this gives me the most accurate reading from day-to-day. As I stepped on the scale this morning and looked at the scale display, I had a realization that I wasn’t just looking at the scale. I was also looking at a mirror and a time machine. Sounds a little weird right? Lemme explain…

A mirror is a reflection of myself. I believe that a scale is just that as well. While the weight displayed on the scale screen doesn’t define who I am, it is still a reflection of me. It reflects what I’ve done to my body (both good and bad) up to the very point that I step on the scale. Which is also where the time machine comes in. When I see a number on the scale that isn’t what I expected or what I want, I have thoughts of recent decisions on what I ate, what I drank, if I worked out or not etc. But as I take a step back and think about it, every decision I’ve ever made, all the way back to when I started making decisions on my own, is reflected on that scale. Every decision is suspect and is a contributing factor to the number on the scale. Did I really need to eat that whole pack of doughnuts in 2001? I’m fully aware how extreme that sounds, but it’s a factor in what I weigh. I’m also fully aware that the number on the scale doesn’t always reflect my true health, but I have a weight goal that I want to reach.

What really got me thinking about this is how much I beat myself up for what my weight is. I try to limit these thoughts because I know that what is in the past is in the past and I can’t change what has already happened. The good news is that I can change right now and start making wise decisions. I can be who I want to be. Everyday is new and I have an amazing opportunity to get to where I want to be. I will grab this opportunity and be the best I can be.

When I look at the scale, when I look into the mirror, I want to be proud of who I am and the work I put in to achieve that.

#FitFluential #optimizehealth

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