“We measure the progress of our diets by the numbers on the scale. For that brief moment in time, this is what this machine on this particular floor in a room with this specific air pressure says. That’s it. Nothing more. The scale can’t measure behavior or determination, two things that are much more important to long-term weight loss than the numbers themselves. So the scale cannot be the only measure we use to feel successful.” – Kim Bensen
Behavior and determination. They really are what is important. It may have only been 3 days, but for the past 3 days I’ve woken early and worked out. I’ve fought with myself each morning when my alarm goes off, but I’ve pushed myself to get out of bed. I know that if I don’t push myself in the mornings that I won’t do it later. I’ve fallen into that before, too many times. My goal is to keep that determination and continue to push myself to get up and work out in the morning. I’ve also been tracking. I’ve been logging everything that I eat and keeping myself more aware. Sure, I’ve been there before, but I’m celebrating a good week. A week where I’ve felt strong, determined, and accomplished. It has been a good week. I’m on my way to creating a new, healthy routine.
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