Although many people do not track their weight and think it's mentally unhealthy to get on the scale daily, let me tell you WHY I weigh myself everyday.
We don't always follow a straight, smooth line when we work towards our health goals. It's ok when it curves here and there and presents bumps and obstacles. One thing for sure; I will not give up on my goal to be healthy and at a weight that is right for my body.
Have you ever done a health reset? It's a great way to kickstart your journey into a healthy lifestyle, and you might also become more aware of how you rely on certain foods or alcohol to relax, soothe or even numb yourself.
For me, my health is my number one focus; the weight loss is an indicator I'm eating right for my body at this time. The weight loss IS a motivator for sure, but it is not my main focus...it is mainly a sign I'm moving towards optimal health.
I'm shifting gears to focus my energy on what I believe to be the most important aspect of our lives: our thoughts.
I’ve discovered a new way to journal. I still write out my thoughts, but now, I turn to my voice recorder on my phone when I need to have a good talk with myself.
It might sound weird, but when you chat with yourself out loud, with purpose, AND you record yourself on a voice app, it can be life changing.
The visual reminder of my tracker, which I see multiple times a day, is not only a reminder and motivation/encouragement, but as the year progresses, it becomes a sense of accomplishment.
A lot of people think exercise has to be really hard or a challenge, and although getting your heart rate up and building muscle requires work and is beneficial to your body, getting moving doesn’t have to be like that.
My rising resting heart rate is like an alarm that alerts me to the poor environment I'm providing for my heart.