Are you obsessed with the scale? You do realize that the number on a scale is really just one piece of data regarding your overall well being, right? Whew, good. Just checkin’. If you KNOW you have an unhealthy relationship with the scale, then you might consider putting your weighing device in jail. Yep, scale jail. I highly recommend it. Just for a while, though. Not forever.
Do you own a measuring tape? If not, get one. Have you been to the doctor lately to know your numbers? If not, go. You do know your numbers, right? Numbers like blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, iron, vitamin deficiencies, etc. Yes, I promise you all of that is part of data, important data. This is also a piece of the puzzle to your overall health.
How long can you hold a plank? How many push-ups can you do? How many sit-ups? How much can you bench press? How fast can you walk/run a mile? How many flights of stairs can you climb without dwindling into a puddle of exhaustion? How many laps can you swim? These are also important numbers. This is also part of your data. Do these numbers change? Do you show improvement? I dare you to find out.
How many glasses of water did you drink yesterday? How many servings of fruits and vegetables did you eat this week? How many grams of protein are you eating on a regular basis? How much alcohol do you drink? How many grams of sugar are you consuming each day? These are also very important numbers. More data. Am I annoying you yet? If you’ve read this far, hopefully you see my point.
You, my dear, are so much more than a number on a scale or the size of your jeans. How do you feel? How do you look? Could you catch your child if they ran off into the highway? Could you pull a kid out of a ditch if needed? How do you sleep at night? How many medications are you taking? Can you sit on the floor and get up without help?
So how do you measure success? That is up to you. What are your goals? Do you have any goals? If not, get ya some ! I double dog dare ya.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady