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Coach Dany says – STAY OFF THE SCALE

10
Oct

Coach Dany says – STAY OFF THE SCALE

It was great to see so many people in TFR strength and running camp yesterday. I guess we are all looking to be a winner! We are on day 5. What has been the hardest thing for you to overcome so far? I can honestly say that starting day 3, it has been easier than I anticipated. I feel like I have a new walk and a new level of confidence. Funny how eliminating junk can make you feel like you can do anything! You feel like your life, body, and mind has totally transformed in 5 days! Steve Harvey was talking about the Paleo diet on his show today and his co-hosts were in disbelief with the changes he claimed in 2 weeks on the plan.

This change is a process and can be challenging at times; therefore we will find ourselves looking for confirmation that we are doing the right thing. I am a believer, but I had my moment this morning. I decided to step on the scale just to see. I used to be a 2 times a day scale checker! Horrible habit to have, but I stopped this about 5 years ago. So anyway, I stepped on the scale and Karl’s immediate feedback was “Danyelle you just started, you won’t see a difference this early.” Whatever! But I actually needed that reality check. Although my scale may have moved, the transformation I want to win this competition (fat loss) cannot be measured on my home scale. Therefore I am taking a pledge to stay off my scale until the end! I don’t want any of you to get discouraged about losing 8lbs this week and only 4lbs next week! The scale is a liar until the end! Instead look for confirmation in feeling better, running faster, and the fitting of your clothes. When you have the urge to step on the scale, challenge yourself to take 30 seconds off your mile or add an extra 30 lbs to your deadlift. Take the pledge with me! Raise your right hand with a 20lb weight and say “I will stay off the scale until the dunk test.”

4 Responses

  1. Dahlia Johnson

    Danyelle, I’m not participating in the challenge but your entries are like MY stories! Ughh. I have a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE sweet tooth. And I get on the scale EVERY MORNING, without fail. Then I have the nerve to be upset when the scale goes up, knowing I had cookies, or ice cream the night before. Makes no sense! LOL. I’m going to raise my right hand (without the 20lb weight) and pledge to not get on the scale.

  2. Shannon

    Its amazing how one small piece of metal can control my life so much but the sad fact remains…my scale determines how I feel on a day to day basis. I’ve been addicted to it for the past 17 years and I hop on every morning and every night. To me, it’s easier to stop eating a cookie than to stop hopping on the scale. The rational side of me says to measure my success in other ways but the emotional side wants to see immediate results and when I don’t I entrap myself in an unhealthy cycle of up and down weight loss/gain. Because I’m trying to change my life from the inside out, I’m going to vow not to hop on for the next 6 weeks. (WHEW! I think I broke out in a sweat just now). It will be hard, but I know I need to break this chain that I created for myself. I’ll even raise my right hand with the 20lb weight! HA! HA!