Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beyond the scale

Hopped on the scale this morning, and I did NOT like the bright red number staring back at me.

I'll admit, I'm still kinda inclined to tie my fitness and health to the number on the scale. I've read plenty of articles that tell me not to get attached to the number. I've even had personal trainers tell me the same. But, for some reason I just keep hopping on the scale. Obsessing over the darn scale. I have even written a few blogs about my scale obsession in the past -- claiming I was going to free myself of the obsession. The scale obsession. Why? Oh, why? Am I still obsessing over the numbers, the scale. Honestly, I don't know.

What I do know: I've been cycling like crazy the last several weeks and I have cycling buns to prove it. Yup, that's right my tush is getting tight, my legs are toning up, and I can see a nice definition in my calves. And I feel good. So whatever scale. I can't and won't be detoured. I'll keep riding. Riding hard, and one day not only will I have the sleek, toned body of a cyclist, but the numbers on the scale will decrease too.

In the meantime, I'll keep reminding myself: Everyday I cycle and eat right I'm becoming fitter, healthier, and stronger. It's time to look beyond the scale.

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