Friday, January 28, 2011

Here's to our health!

It has taken me almost 28 years to realize that if I exercise, I have more energy and feel better about myself. I know I've read it and heard it more than a million times, but I guess I never truly believed it until now.

{pretty tulips in my new living room}

Since filming is over, I don't have the pressure to go to the gym every day like I had been. However, I missed 4 days this week and instead of feeling energetic like I had been for the past few weeks, I felt really sluggish and tired. I guess I had never noticed the difference before when I had worked out in the past. Is this what you call maturity?

I've also been noticing that a lot of bloggers I follow are talking an awful lot about dieting and weight loss lately. Most of them are so focused on getting down to a specific number on a scale and it has really stuck a chord with me.

I don't weigh myself. I'm not sure if I really have lost weight in the past few weeks, but I feel a whole lot better about myself. I might weigh exactly the same, but who cares? As long as I feel good and am making healthy choices, who cares what the scale says? No, I don't eat healthy all the time, but I've been trying to live a balanced life and that means I can have a burrito or some candy once in a while, I just shouldn't indulge in those things everyday.

Last week while I was staying at my parents' house, my brother and I played a little wii fit. I did the little fitness test and it told me my weight. That number made me feel horrible. It isn't high by many people's standards, but I don't like it. My BMI was dead center normal, but the number on the scale made me feel fat.

A few days later, I clicked on a link from my twitter friend Ali and found this blog post where the woman documents how dramatically different she looked over a period of a few months, but her weight was exactly the same. Now I'm convinced I shouldn't weigh myself.

What do you think? Do you weigh yourself every morning? Once a week? Never? Why?


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is an amazing post. Such a healthy outlook amid all the number-focused weight loss posts. Thanks for the link, too. Pictoral proof that the number means so little!

Laura allen said... [Reply to comment]

So true. I haven't weighed myself in over a year and find that when I do weigh myself I become obssesed with the number and forget that the whole point is too feel good and be healthy.

Laura allen said... [Reply to comment]

To not too :)

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