Me: WOW I love my shape SO much lately. Every day I appreciate my body more & feel so confident & proud.
The scale: you’ve gained more weight this week.
Me: wtf I’m doing everything I need to be, I’m following through, I’ve never pushed myself in an off season the way I am now, I’m killing it every day, I am focusing on areas of life and recovery and physique that need improvement, what the!!!?
Sane me: exactly. If you’re happy, proud, & feeling confident in your execution, the rest will take care of itself.
The scale: I didn’t know you were Killin it every day girl, I’m just here for data, not judgment.
Me n my body: *hugs*
I sometimes still find these old ways come up.
Where I doubt myself or go from feeling sexy & confident & proud to judging myself based on a change in weight.
But what I always do is reflect on what is TRUE—not what has been conditioned based on numbers or beliefs or old experiences.
I focus on the variables like water intake, starting back up creatine after not taking any for years, stress/sleep changes, higher food intake and lower cardio, body adapting to new demands of heavier weight every week, & so on.
I focus more on how I’m feeling & functioning than anything else.
I have better things to worry about than a number on the scale like my energy, peace of mind, ambitions, clients, biz projects, finals week, residency coming up, applying for internships...
My off season is going well because I’m doing well, I’m following through on my programming, I’ve never been more motivated to kill it with weights like evoke much deeper adaptation from my body, & my relationship with food is solid, my body image is better than ever every day, & I just feel proud.
So wtf the scale know about that?
Releasing attachment to numbers or weight means taking pride in the actions that created the result.
It’s knowing you’re moving in the right direction & doing what needs to be done even if the path looks different than you expected or brings up new challenges which is pretty much inevitable.
I have lots of body image resources in my On-Demand Mindset coaching platform for competitors. Learn more & join at www.celestial.fit/ondemand