//workout tip wednesday//
SHOP THIS LOOK
Monday we talked about how often to weigh yourself on your health and fitness journey, but today I want to address something even bigger: the fact that your number on the scale is not always your victory.
What do I mean by that? There’s so many other ways to measure your success!
Here’s a few things that help me feel successful:
1. How do your clothes fit? Are they getting loose? If yes, things are moving in the right direction. If not, don’t freak out…..are you feeling bloated? Try drinking more water, eating foods with less sugar and more protein.
2. How is your stress? Do you feel less anxiety since focusing on your health and wellness? Exercise and other physical activities produce endorphins-chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers-and also improve the ability to sleep, which leads me to the next point.
3. How is your sleep? Are you getting a minimum of 8 hours a sleep at night? Is it easier for you to fall to sleep and rest on days you’ve worked out? If you feel this is true, you are making progress!
4. How are your energy levels? Have you seen a change in your focus and energy throughout the day/week since working out? For me, not having to over caffeinate is a huge win in my book! (macros has truly helped me regulate this because I only allow myself a certain amount per day).
5. How many times this week were you able to stick to your workout and nutrition plan? Are you finding that easier to do so? If yes, another win!!
Success in these 5 points all add up to having success on the scale and it’s inevitable. But my point is, don’t obsess over that ONE thing (your weight) to measure your success. Focus on small, attainable goals and nail those first. The rest will come.
Remember, fitness is a JOURNEY, it’s not Amazon Prime, it won’t show up with 2 day shipping. You’ve got to show up on days you don’t want to. Every goal and accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
Have an awesome Wednesday!
Yours in health,