Okay guys, it’s been just about three weeks and we’re almost halfway there. By now, you should be over the “induction flu” and have good energy levels, be sleeping much better, and see some gains in the gym. If you aren’t feeling great, please let me know and we can go over your food logs and try and fix this.
I know it will probably be tempting to get on the scale and maybe some of you have. For some of you, you may see a quick number change, and for others, it may not be moving at all. First of all, if you haven’t gotten on the scale yet, DO NOT DO IT. It will serve no purpose other than to mess with your head. Right now, as your body is getting used to this way of eating and you’re making gains at the gym, you’re changing how it functions. You’re gaining lean muscle mass while losing fat, and the scale is THE WORST way to measure any success, especially right now and for those of you with very little weight to lose.
If you did get on the scale and aren’t seeing the number change you expected, it’s hard not to get discouraged, I get that. We all do. It’s been ingrained our whole lives that the number on that scale should be in a specific range and if it’s not there, you’re wrong or incorrect. Coming from someone who lost over 120 pounds, believe me, I KNOW this struggle well. But, you can change how you view yourself if you make the effort.
I want you not to define yourself by a number but think about these things: How do your clothes fit? How are you sleeping? How are your moods and energy level? Those are the real measures of success and what you should be aiming for. And for some of you with some underlying auto-immune issues, you may be noticing some amazing changes: Do your joints feel better? Is your scalp less itchy? Is your skin clearing up? Is your heartburn gone? Did your migraines disappear?
Yes, some of you want to see those numbers go down and it’s incredibly frustrating when they don’t, especially us women who can be very hard on ourselves and our relationship to a machine that doesn’t measure any real form of success. I’d like you to take a look at these and get the hell off that scale for now. This first photo is from one of our own members at our Davenport gym:
So, let’s share some of our struggles or successes now that we’re three weeks into this.
How is everyone doing?