We’ve been on our fitness journey for about a month now. It’s been really great working out as a family! It’s our goal to budget in the gym to keep it going. Lexi just finished her first visit with the trainer and did really well! She’s now working out with us daily instead of going to kids class.
Things have been going so well, I decided to step onto the scale. I did so with confidence. Bam. I’ve GAINED 2 lbs! What in the world. I may as well give up. Jump out the window. Be done. Oh woe is me!
Instead of leaping out the window, I decided to focus on the positive. Yesterday I wore a pair of shorts that I could barely button last year. Not only did I wear them, but they’re too big. Seriously I could pull them up and down without undoing them. My active minutes have almost tripled since joining the Y. We are eating healthy and yummy foods with little complaint. I’m lifting like I never knew I could. Today I pressed 255 on the leg press. My muscles are shaping and forming. And best of all? We are becoming incredibly close as we reach our goals as a family.
So at the end of the day, the numbers on the scale don’t tell the whole story. They don’t show the excitement in my eyes as I push and pull these weights. They don’t show the insane amount of sweat I’m pouring. They don’t show the thrill of the family completing a workout pushing a little harder than before.
So if you’re on this journey with me, I strongly encourage you to shift your focus. Stop focusing on the scales. Stop focusing on starving yourself. Learn new ways to enjoy healthy foods and eat! If you turn this into a lifelong journey versus a diet with an end date, you will have such a greater success. I promise you.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” -Henry David Thoreau