F*^K THE SCALE- And Other Adventures From Easter

Fuck the scale | BabeLife Fitness

OK you guys. It’s all about the realness here. Hopefully, by now, you’ve realized that I curse. If not, you’ve been scandalized by the title above but just HAD to check it out, you little rebel, you. 

{ CRAFTING WITH MY MOM'S SHELLS AND SEAGLASS }
{ CRAFTING WITH MY MOM’S SHELLS AND SEAGLASS }

Soooooooo…. After I came back from my Easter vacation in Kelowna, I decided not to weigh myself until the end of this program.  I have become too obsessed with the scale and have let it dictate my mood when things aren’t going the way I want them to. With metabolic and hormonal issues, I need to accept that my journey is just going to take longer than most. Can’t do much about it but keep on keeping on. 

But this doesn’t mean I haven’t noticed changes. This program has been a huge mental challenge for me because it’s nothing like any other program that I’ve done before. I have never really lifted weights before Body Beast. I used to only do exercises that used body weight or cardio. And let’s face it, it was waaay easier to do it that way. I never had any excuse to not workout because I always had my equipment with me. Thankfully, on this trip, I could use my dad’s weights. No excuses. Ugh. 

{ CAN'T GO TO WINE COUNTRY WITHOUT A LITTLE TASTE TEST }
{ CAN’T GO TO WINE COUNTRY WITHOUT A LITTLE TASTE TEST }

When I was told I could no longer do high intensity or cardio workouts, I was like what’s left?! What else can you do besides yoga and walking?! That’s when I started PiYo. As much as I loved it, I knew I would get bored if that’s all that I did.

I saw Body Beast and when I realized it had next to no cardio, or like NO CARDIO at all, I figured I would give it a try.

So want to know what changed?

Every. Damn. Thing.

I have felt my metabolism increase. I know there is no way to measure this but I feel like my body temp is up, I am hungrier for healthy foods and need more water. My core tightened up SO MUCH even though I barely worked it directly. I sleep waaaay better now (good bye night time anxiety)

{ THE GUESTROOM AT MY PARENT'S HOUSE IS MY HAPPY PLACE }
{ THE GUESTROOM AT MY PARENT’S HOUSE IS MY HAPPY PLACE }

On days where I would try other programs (I like to use my cardio days to try other things so I don’t get bored) or even try programs that I have done before, I was so surprised at how strong I was. How much better and lower I could hold my warrior poses in PiYo. How much better my form was in plank.

Of course, my cardio ability has suffered (wah) but that can’t be helped since I need to remain low cardio for awhile due to my hormone imbalances.

Transformations don’t just happen on the scale. I know as a society we like to use numbers to determine our success. But the real transformation has happened in my perspective, attitude and strength. I feel more confident, I feel stronger, I stand taller, I have less back pain, I have less pain in my feet.

The scale, as much as I would like it to fucking move already so I can be lighter and have less pressure on my joints, is not what I focus on now. I focus on how I feel, what my body is doing and my mental game.

Transformations aren’t just for the before and afters, yo. The ones that last are all in your head. 

xx, laura

{ DROP THE BAD ATTITUDE }
{ DROP THE BAD ATTITUDE }

2 thoughts on “F*^K THE SCALE- And Other Adventures From Easter

  1. Weight training- heavy and easing off the cardio has also changed my mental, emotional and physical state. I also suffered metabolic issues and have had to lay off the cardio in addition to adrenal fatique and anxiety. Between cross-fit and programs like Body Beast and Hammer and Chisel, I have never felt or looked better. Keep going Laura, you are making the right choices now that will have way bigger and better consequences that are long lasting.

    1. Oh Lily, I am so happy to hear that! It’s amazing how many people are afraid of weight training but I have fallen in love with it. Due to a couple of adrenal crashes back to back, I have decided to end Body Beast early and go back to PiYo but I see a hybrid program in my future.

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