My dear friends,
I want to encourage you and bring you freedom today. I’m so saddened when I hear the stories and frustrations you are experiencing with your bathroom scale. You watch the numbers morning, noon, and night to see if they have moved. You weigh yourself first thing in the morning in your birthday suit then have breakfast and weigh again fully dressed before leaving for work. At this moment you’ve already let the scale decide for you whether you’re going to have a good day or not. You’ve let it tell you whether you’re a success or a failure simply by a number. I want to bring you peace and freedom today and tell you that you are worth more than a number on a scale. You are wonderfully and beautifully made and a number on a scale cannot change that.
So many times on our journey we let this one method of measurement dictate our success or failure. But I’m here to tell you as a coach who has helped hundreds of people lose weight and change their lives that the scale LIES! It does not give you all the accurate information about your progress. It simply weighs your overall mass at any given moment and cannot tell you other factors such as muscle to fat ratio, circumference, clothing size, energy levels, water intake, quality and hours of sleep, food choices for the day, compliance with your AdvoCare products or even whether you slayed the dragon and worked out today. It cannot tell you whether you have been 50% compliant or 100%. It only gives one piece of information when in fact the true measure of your progress is so much greater.
So please, today, STOP IT! It’s time to step off the scale and return to your life, goals, and action steps. Put the scale away. You are no longer obligated to step on it everyday in a compulsive habitual stupor and let it tell you if you are a good or bad.
You are on a journey and every morning you have the opportunity to get up and do it better today than yesterday. I encourage you to embrace the journey and find freedom and success in the small actions and new habits that are improving your overall health and the health of your family. If you do one thing today that brings you closer to your goals, you are a success. Build these actions one on top of another every day. One small action today may seem small and insignificant, but it’s like compounding interest and will yield amazing results over time. The journey and destination are worth it, and YOU are worth it. May you find freedom and peace today on your journey and may you realize the significance of your decisions and the victory in your actions.
Coach Heather Hodges