Thursday, August 15, 2013

Screw The Number….

I have a confession…don’t tell my clients. Come close…closer…

I weigh myself EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. okay I am lying…I weigh myself at least two times a day!!!! Ever since 2006, I have become a slave to the scale. The scale used to set the mood for my day, if I was up 2lbs…I would want to stab the lady on the bus who is touching my bag. If it is down 2lbs and I want to buy the person behind me in Starbucks a cup of coffee.

It has been this way for far too long and I am saying F it!!!!! For the past few months, I have been really focusing on strength training (and of course eating meat again) and the number on the scale is barely budging but I am seeing huge differences in my body. I am getting leaner and stronger by the day.

One ultimate goal of mine is to do unassisted pull ups so right now instead of the number on the scale, I am focusing on how many I can do, eventually.

pullup 2

Instead of the number on scale, here is a list of other numbers you can focus on:

  • How fast can you run a mile?
  • How many military pushup can you do with proper form?
  • How long can you a hold a plank?
  • Your body fat percentage. I know you are thinking “wait you just said not to worry about the number on the scale”. Yes I did say that but we also need to be healthy. The average body fat percentage for women should be between 25-31. Once we go over this we may start to develop health problems.
  • How many pull ups you can perform?
  • How many crunches/sit ups you can do?
  • How many kettlebell swings can you perform in 3 minutes?
  • How many servings of fruits and vegetables are you eating per day?
  • How many glasses of water are you drinking?
  • How many days are you working out?

And the list goes on and on! The scale does not define us.

So say it loud and say it proud “F THE SCALE!”



  1. Love this! I limit myself to a weigh-in once a week. Especially since I'm tweaking my diet without the aid of any "diet." Just the focus to eat less processed food. Thanks for the helpful list of things more important than the scale! :)

    1. I wonder what would happen if I only did it once a week....that could be a challenge

  2. This is great! I hope you are able to break the habit, it's a nasty one. The number on the scale does not give the full picture and especially being women with hormones and whatnot, our fluctuations can be insane sometimes! You are working so hard and it shows :)

    1. amen sista!!!! I REALLY need to remember that =)

  3. I'm going to tell you this when you weigh me tomorrow :) haha <3

    1. hahaha okay but your bf percentage better be down and you must do 20 pushups! hahahahhahaha I kid I kid... #maybe

  4. Fuck the scale!!! Love it Mari - I agree. I lost 14 pounds in 10 weeks since I started insanity, but I noticed my body shape is changing - so I know I am doing the right thing!


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