This morning I stepped on the scale. Why? Because I was curious. I had looked in the mirror and felt great about my body. I felt strong. I felt confident.
Then, as the scale began to calibrate, I could tell it was much higher than I expected. I stepped off before it could give me a reading. How ridiculous I thought, the scale does not define me. Nor will it define how I feel about myself. So, I stepped back on to see: 143.4lbs.
I gained ALL the weight back I had lost during my 16 week bikini prep. At first, I felt like a failure. But, then I reminded myself there are many things the scale does not measure.
Here's your reminder that you are more than the number on the scale.
The scale DOES NOT measure:
- Strength. It doesn't tell me how much weight I have added to the barbell at Crossfit.
- Happiness. It doesn't measure how many times you laughed today or how long you smiled.
- Beauty. It can't tell me how confident I feel in my jeans or when I dress up for a night on the town with my boyfriend.
- Work ethic. It can't measure how hard I am working each day whether in the gym or at my profession.
- Worth. It doesn't tell me how much I matter to my family and friends. It can't tell me how much I am cared for or how much I care for others.
- Love. It does not define the love I feel for myself, my family, friends, boyfriend or passions.
The scale doesn't measure who you are and what you will become. It is simply a number. Do not let it beat you down. Do not let it define your value.
You are more than the number it shows.