I weighed myself last Wednesday. Three weeks in to the 12 Week Body Transformation and, after having lost 2kgs in my first week, I was looking forward to another grand loss.
Instead, I stepped on the scales and lost a measly 200 grams! I thought the scales might be faulty (they’re brand new. They’re electric. I ignored these facts), so I weighed myself again. Again, the scales flashed a 200g loss.
“But I’ve been so good,” I wailed to myself. I’d kept to 1200 calories and busted my butt burning 500 calories each day. I’d stopped snacking and only had one takeaway meal. So what was the deal?
I took a few deep breaths. I put the scales away and I celebrated my weight loss, albeit a small one. I patted myself on the back for sticking to the program, developing healthier habits and staying disciplined.
I think it’s important for us to realise that some days just aren’t sparklers. We don’t get a ‘wow’ result. But on those days, rather than throw in the towel (such as scoffing six Mint Slices), we need to regain our focus and try again the next day.
It’s all about consistency
Self-improvement is all about being consistent. It’s about developing new habits to replace the ones that have been holding us back. While I had a piddly weight loss this week, next week I might surprise myself. In fact, I’m already planning to go harder in my workouts and chuck in a few extra push-ups and tricep dips at the end of each session.
I’m convinced that by showing up, being consistent and just getting on with it, I’ll get the results I crave.
Besides, I’m already feeling lighter, leaner and more vibrant. It’s not all about the number on the scales – it’s about how we feel, how we treat our bodies and what we learn along the way.
Do you agree?