Today I had a friend tell me that her day was ruined because she had to get on the scale at her doctor’s appointment which in turn made her feel fat.
To be honest, I wanted to cry for her. First, because I know that feeling all too well. Second, because I now know that feeling is not something that we should feel.
This last year I’ve learned so much about fitness, nutrition, and most importantly, myself.
I’m not sure when we started focusing so hard on a two to three digit number that truly can change just by drinking a glass of water or peeing it out.
But I know this… my worth is not determined by a number on a scale.
A number on a scale doesn’t show that I hip thrusted over 300 lbs for the first time last week.
It doesn’t show the friendships I’ve gained inside of the gym or how hard I laughed on Saturday when running and jumping on a punching bag after my workout.
It doesn’t show the battles I have faced with a hormone imbalance or the times I woke up at 5 AM to get to the gym when it was the last thing I wanted to do.
It doesn’t show how I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new when I walked into a boxing class full of complete strangers.
It doesn’t show how I cheered on a friend as she deadlifted a new PR.
It doesn’t show the way I feel when I eat to fuel my body or when I finish a workout I never thought I would.
It doesn’t show how much I care about others and try my best to make them smile and laugh.
God said that I am fearfully & wonderfully made. He didn't say that we are only fearfully & wonderfully made IF we are under a certain weight.
My worth is not determined by a number on a scale… & yours isn’t either.