If you want to learn more about Andrea check out her bio on www.whittynutrition.com under 'Collaborations' and to see more of her awesome work check out her blog at http://www.focusfitnessandnutrition.com/blog
The wonderful Andrea from Focus, Fitness, and Nutrition wrote a great blog post today regarding her relationship with the scale. It's a perspective I think we can all relate to and she was generous enough to share it with all of Whitty community. As an RD, I often encourage my clients to break-up with their scales as I have found it does more harm than good and is not an accurate reflection of one's health or achievements. I'll let Andrea explain the rest ...
"The scale and I are not friends.
Sometimes it makes me question all the awesome decisions I make.
Sometimes it makes me fret over whether I feel good or not.
And often it leaves me on an emotional rollercoaster and can quickly derail all the hard work I have done.
The scale does not know all-
Who cares what the scale says if I can finally hold a plank longer than ever before?
Who cares what it says if I completed my chin ups on the monkey bars?
Who cares what the scale says if I can squat jump 10x and I have energy to spare and can remember how just a short while ago a couple of squat jumps would destroy me?
I am strong.
The scale cannot tell me how strong I am.
I am not a number.
The scale knows not the difference between muscle and fat or health vs anxiety over a rice cake.
The scale- well- its not needed in my life, my friend's lives or my client's lives.
We will measure success with abilities, endurance, how our clothes fit, & how strong we are becoming.
For everyone in mind who is and has ridden the scale's emotional ride:
I challenge you for the next 6 weeks- no scale.
I challenge you to look at yourself in the mirror and love yourself enough to commit to health, strength and abilities with no scale involvement.