You may be thinking well how do I do that? It’s easy, I’m going to tell you. Below I list my top five recommendations on how to focus on more meaningful things other than the number on the scale.
First, throw away your scale. It’s the best thing I ever did and it’s the perfect starting point. However, getting rid of the scale and saying to yourself “that’s it, I did it, I’m not going to let the scale control me anymore” isn’t enough.
This brings me to my second recommendation, addressing your mental focus. It’s just as important as your physical efforts. Write down your goals and review them daily. This gives you a purpose for what you are doing. Also, write about your feelings and the progress you are making. This will give you a release for your emotions.
Thirdly, I strongly recommend keeping a record of your daily nutritional intake with a food journal. I’m not talking about counting calories because I don’t think that’s very effective. A food journal is a safe place where you can write down everything you eat. It will help you stay on track and see areas that need improvement. Don’t forget to praise yourself for all the good decisions you make.
Fourthly, evaluate your workouts every time you step out of the gym. Track whether you gave it you’re all and address what you can do better next time. We should focus on continually getting better.
Remember the scale doesn’t have to control your emotions if you don’t let it. Take small steps and follow these tips to reach the success you deserve.