Monday, November 15, 2010

Scale Hatred

So I made it through the Shred level one and am pumped to start level two tonight. I feel like I'm ready for it. My body definitely adapted to the first set of moves within the ten days like JMike claimed it would. I even have just the slightest bit of a bicep. It's amazing really and I'll show anyone that's willing to humour me and fake excitement over my hard work.

I'm a little nervous for level 2. I don't want anything to be so hard that I'm discouraged. I guess I'll just have to remind myself that I adapted to level one and obviously with practice and determination the same thing is going to happen.

Now I said when I started level 1 that before I started level 2 I would hop back on the scale and take my measurements again. But I can't bring myself to do it. I feel like I'm in a good place and I don't want to risk seeing a scary number and being disappointed.

So right now I'm struggling with do I? or don't I?

How often do other people step on the scale? Some people do it daily, some weekly, some monthly and some don't go by the scale at all. I'm not sure what would work for me and I'm not sure how to find out without facing that risk of disappointment.

Or it could go the other way and push me to work harder. But I guess I won't know until I try.


  1. The "experts" whoever they are, lol say to stay away from the scale. Measure and you will see a difference.

    No matter what anyone says I always jump on the scale and measure. I do it once a week, same day every time, first thing in the am, in my birthday

    whether thats right or wrong, it works for me!

    Good luck! i think you should jump on the scale and try to focus on one thing:

    If you dont see the difference you want, focus on doing something about it rather than stressing on the number!!

  2. I threw my scale away. It was liberating and I've never enjoyed exercise and healthy eating than I do now. I have no idea what I weigh but I am certain that it's less now than it was when I was obsessed with the numbers.