If you are reading this blog or follow me on social media, then you probably have an idea of how I feel about the scale. Sometimes that little reminder that the scale only measures one factor isn't enough. So today I want to paint a little picture.
Imagine you are managing a business. On Monday your sales are 50% higher then normal. Then Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they are normal. Friday they are up 25%. Saturday the sales drop a bit by 2% and Sunday they drop 10%.
Yea, Saturday and Sunday were not great days at all. They actually kinda sucked for business. But Monday and Friday had better sales then you have seen in months. Do you completely change your business model because your sales were low on Saturday and Sunday at a risk of never having days like Monday and Friday?
Now, you probably wn't find my picture on the corner of Forbes Magazine anytime soon, but I am pretty sure it would be pretty foolish to abort your plan because you had two days of business that were a little below normal. Sure some strategic planning and analyzing may take place but you certainly wouldn't want to make any drastic changes. Your plan worked WONDERS on Monday!
Weightloss can be really similar to this at times. Some days you may see a drastic drop on the scale, inches lost, and an overall increase of energy. Then a few days or weeks later your scale might actually have gone up. Does that mean you are gaining fat? Does that mean you are no longer losing fat? It most certainly does not. It just means your body is changing. It's probably working to build muscle. OR it's preparing to do a HUGE elimination in the next few days. (I think you know what I'm talking about)
A lot of times people start to see awesome changes take place in the beginning and they begin to 1. Loosen the reigns or 2. Start to tighten them in hopes to see quicker results. We have become sooo accustomed to wanting quick results daily that we forget to take a step back and evaluate the overal achievements we have made! It's ok if you have small steps in the "wrong" direction as long as the bigger picture shows an overal increase in the right direction.
Weightloss is not linear.... And I still think you should drive a sledge hammer through your scale 🤓😳🤔