Over the past week, I spoke with clients to take a deeper dive into the sea of becoming greater than the scale. The goal behind the mission was to find out more about the mindset toward the weight scale from the point of view of everyday people like you and me. Some see the scale as a great tool to track data on their fitness journey. On the other end of the spectrum, some viewed the scale as a pesky rodent that they wanted out of the house. Both sides brought great viewpoints to the table. The number on the scale can either direct or dictate the next step in the process of your fitness journey. For example, a client sees the scale as a launching pad, and they see the number giving them feedback to then look into training, sleep habits, nutrition, etc.
Some see the scale as a great tool to track data on their fitness journey. On the other end of the spectrum, some viewed the scale as a pesky rodent that they wanted out of the house. Both sides brought great viewpoints to the table.
An example of the scale dictating a client’s next move would be the client stepping on the scale, seeing the number, then proceeding to have feelings of failure, guilt, skewing food choices, and overall changing the mood towards themselves. The number one objective when it comes to the scale is to decide if the tool is going to help you reach your goals or keep you crossing the finish line. If you find yourself, focusing on the number over your goals. I highly recommend getting rid of it from your fitness tool shed. The following are great examples of aspects greater than the scale: running the first 5k, increasing bench press, drinking more water, better relationship with food, clothes fitting better, building strength, adding 3 reps to push-ups, playing outside with your kids, enjoying your fitness journey, ditching the scale, adding another mile to your hike, and showing up for yourself. On the last note, fall in love with your life, fill it with positivity and enjoy the process of becoming greater than the scale.