Ok, well not literally, but come close to it. The scale means nothing, other than a way of occasionally checking your progress. If you are running to your scale every morning you are going to end up doing a couple things. First, you are going to irritate yourself because you are not going to be “seeing” the results that you want to be. Second, you are paying attention to the wrong thing, you need to formulate whatever you are going to do to get in shape. In other words, if you are going to a gym, or work out at home, or do a work out program like P90X, you need to focus on that, and trust that it will do what it is supposed to be doing. That is as long as you are doing the right things (that is why i prefer Beachbody work out programs).
Ever heard that saying about waiting for water to boil? Well its the same deal with the scale. Besides, a scale should not be your only method of measurement. You need to
- Take measurements between 2-4 weeks
- Weigh yourself every 1-2 weeks
- Take pictures every 3-4 weeks
That will give you a much better idea of what you are doing. If you rely just on your scale, and you weigh yourself daily, you will wake up one morning and find you gained 2 pounds and you will be mad. Well, the good thing, you didnt gain 2 pounds over night. You didnt dream of eating 5 donuts and washing it down with a gallon of chocolate milk and somehow put 2 pounds on.
Your weight will fluctuate on a lot of things, how hydrated you are, how much ummm “food” is in your “stomach” (i’m trying to find a good way of telling you that you might have a lot of poo in ya), if you are loaded with carbs or not.
Just trust in what you are doing. You need time and to be focused and the rest WiLL fall in place.