July was a loooooong month, but not for the reason you might think. I made a commitment to myself to stay off the scale for 30 days. I didn’t weigh myself the entire month of July.
Why did I do this? Because I put too much power in the number. Because if the scale didn’t move enough in a week I’d get upset and want to give up. Because I’d try to sneak in mid-week weigh-ins and feel defeated.
I needed to take time to release myself from that cycle.
And for the most part it worked. I will admit to you that it wasn’t easy…there were several nights I had to will myself away from the scale. It was calling to me!
Of course I was on the scale first thing August 1st! And you know what I found…not as much progress as I hoped. I only lost 3 pounds in July. Ugh. I had a fleeting moment of disappointment. Thankfully, it didn’t last too long. Want to know why?
I realized that if I had been on the scale weekly, or more often, I would have become very discouraged, and I may have given up. So, even though the progress has been slow, it’s still progress. And the true success is not getting mired in discouragement.
No matter how small, progress is still progress. I’m one more step closer to being #FitBy1st!!