Have you ever gone on vacation for a week, and you KNOW you gained weight, so when you get back home, you avoid the scale for awhile? And then you feel kinda bad about how you went crazy so...you might as well just really ENJOY yourself because you KNOW you are going to start on Monday? And then Monday comes and your pants are super tight and you dont need the scale to tell you that you gained 10lbs so you just dont do it and it becomes this downward spiral?!?
Well, I will never forget the first time Ilana (creator of the 2B mindset)) said, "stepping on the scale should be like brushing your teeth! We should be doing it daily!"
I was shocked. The scale is the enemy. I know you have seen it. I know most coaches post about it. I have been sharing the past 2+ years that our identity isnt in the scale. That it,s just a number. That it,s a liar. That NSV (non scale victories) are MOST important. That our weight fluctuates daily and it can be overwhelming and frustrating. That the scale is EVIL. 😳
And now..im just supposed to change my MINDSET and be ok with adding this to my daily habits? WHAT???
Well, 5 months later...im here to tell you i survived. AND I am even happy. And most importantly, its working. Using the scale is working. Because like all of the other "tools" i have in my arsenal...this is just another one.
The scale is not only helping me, but I see it for all that it is. A powerful tool!
Weighing myself each morning is a great way to see what is working for me and what isn't. BEFORE, its too late. Ilana has showed us how to use the scale to our advantage! How to use the scale in a healthy way, rather than defining myself by the number it showed. And honestly, it was the most freeing feeling of my life. When you use it the right way, your scale can become your biggest ally in managing your weight. Tracking body weight by itself has value. In study after study, people who monitor progress by tracking their weight almost always do better than those who don’t. And i have seen this for ME ~ first hand.
Every single morning now, I LOOK FORWARD to hopping on that scale and seeing what it says.
Because, guess what? It's still just a number! It doesn't define me. It doesnt tell me how strong i am getting. It doesnt tell me who i am as a person. It doesnt show my value or character. It doesnt break me down to just a number.
BUT....BUT...BUT... you know what it does tell me? It tells me that all that water i drank yesterday really did help me lose weight. It tells me when I've eaten too much salt at dinner. It tells me that i need a bit more fiber to help my body get rid of "some stuff" HA! It's kind of like that super honest friend that you really need in your life EVEN when its tough to hear. The one that is trying to help you... ya know what I mean?
So, please hear me..im not telling you to obsess over what it says. I am saying step on it and step off. Track what it says and take note. If the scale is up, look back at yesterday and re-evaluate. See what you might need to change. Its really about helping you see what is working FOR you.
I know I keep saying it, but this program has changed my life in so many ways. And to me, THIS ONE thing has been my game-changer. A HEALTHY relationship with the scale, with weight loss, and with my body.
If that’s something you need in your life, join our free info group to learn more about this AMAZING nutrition-based program. Only 5 days until the program is released, and I KNOW it's going to change so many lives, just like it's changed mine.
(when it asks for your coach just put Tina on blog)
Just like everything else...we are all different. Things work for some that dont work for others. All I am asking is to be open-minded until you try. You might be surprised :-)
I know i was <3
Necessity is the mother of invention, right?
I am 150 miles from home and have spent the past 8 hours at my daughter’s volleyball tournament, enjoying the full compliment of perks public high school gymnasiums have to offer.
Uncomfortable bleachers? Check.
Loud whistles and overzealous parents who loudly overestimate their kid’s talent? Check.
Terrible odors coming from every direction? Check.
Eating lots of crappy fast-food because thats all that is available? UNCHECK!
Just because i am spending 48 hours on the road at this 2-day tournament does not mean I have to sacrifice my eating habits or my workouts and this is where creativity comes in handy. I have known about this trip for months so i was able to plan for it, which means I can stick to my dietary principles in spite of not being at home where I can cook and prepare what I want. I admit that eating healthily on the road is not the most convenient thing to do but it can be done. And because i can bring Beachbody on demand with me anywhere i go…i have no excuse!
The first thing I did was research hotels and I found one with a fridge so I could bring the essential ingredients I needed for my Shakeology. I have a Nutibullet so making the shake is easy. Any standard grocery store freezer bag serves as a great vehicle for keeping items cold while traveling from home to the final destination. I also made some snacks to bring with me; roasted chick peas, veggies and kale are easy to pack and take up next to no space. And WATER…water is huge. And all i need for that is my nalgene bottle. I mean seriously, i have no reason to get off track. There really is no excuse for not being able to eat well while traveling or stick to my workout plan. It just takes effort and a little planning. It can be done.
It is one of the best things i found using our new program 2B mindset. I have learned so much about making this program a way of life. It is sustainable and it doesn’t matter what is happening in my life…i can stay on track. I have been traveling the last 6 weeks. Every weekend a road trip, living the hotel life…and i am still able to make it happen. I have continually lost weight over the craziness that is life. I didnt think it was possible. But, with 2B Mindset…it is.
I am proudly nestled in my bed in my hotel room watching TV and spending time with my family with absolutely no guilt. I still have an entire day of volleyball to watch tomorrow and I am in good shape. I drove by every fast food joint imaginable today and I wasn’t the least bit tempted because I had food in my room waiting for me. I have snacks for tomorrow and am ready for another great day because I planned ahead.
Just a reminder that life happens and you might thing you are too busy to work on your health…but, im telling you that you can. Our pre-launch 2B group is in full swing, but if are wanting to join us, you still can. Comment below or contact me on facebook.
I would love to have you join us!
Today is a symbolic day for millions of people all over the planet.
For me it represents a sacred day of hope and reflection and the culmination of Christ's triumph over death. But even if you aren't religious or if you don't celebrate Easter you can still identify with the symbolism it represents: resurrection from your past and belief that you can become a new person. I'm not talking about resolutions or goals - I'm talking about being reborn as a better version of yourself.
We all have things in our lives that we want to improve and change for the better but do we ever take the time to really examine who we are at the core of our beings? Instead of changing "things" and behaviors we need to work on our belief systems because those are the launching pads for how we live our lives and make decisions. Working out and eating properly are instrumental to improving our wellness but understanding WHY we need to change things is the real factor. Unless we do that, anything we do will be temporary.
We need to understand that we all have value and incredible worth. Period.
You are an amazing person because of who you are and not what you do. Your value is not dependent on your dress size or how many pull-ups you can bust out in 60 seconds. Take the time to look forward and allow yourself to be reborn and not limited by a past that seeks to define you by not permitting you to change or believe. Resurrect those dreams and hopes you have because you are capable of so much more than you might give yourself credit for. But none of this matters unless you believe in yourself and accept that you are not just a product of your environment.
You can be what you want when you believe you are worth it.
Im a 44 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.