The Scale, None of your business!
So I have been thinking about this for some time. I have never been a fan of the scale, especially if you are doing weight training. It’s hard to gunge muscle gain while measuring fat loss using just a scale. It’s not because I am slow to lose the pounds, actually that’s quite the opposite. I have always said that to use a scale frequently is is putting yourself on an emotional roller coaster. So with that being said I am no longer going to disclose how much weight I have lost. You see, I think we should be proud of our hard work, because that’s what it is-it’s hard and it’s work. You know what though, a lot of people are out there are working just as hard as I am and maybe harder who don’t see the results on the scale. People need to know that it is extremely healthy to only loose a pound or two a week The last thing I want to do is unintentionally discourage another RBL’er or even someone at home who reads our blogs and is going through there own struggle. When we brag about how much weight we have lost I am certain its only out of pride and having a sense of accomplishment. The ramifications could be negative though, it may be they one thing that someone hears to push them over the edge and they quit “well I’m just not losing weight so I quit”. I do not want to have anything to do with that. I am not out to beat anyone, I am out to help motivate, support and encourage my team and everyone else. Just take a minute and think out it the next time you want to shout from the proverbial mountaintops how much weight you have lost. Yes most people will be ecstatic for you, but I promise there are some that may take it as the final blow. Not to mention when we start to hit that 8-9 week plateau & become discourage with the stalling of your progress