Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 at 12:17 pm by EbonyMom
The exercise efforts are still going nicely. I’ve been getting in cardio at least 5 times a week with 3 days of weights. My boys are so happy at the gym child care that they now lament and complain that I came back too soon even after a 1.5 hour workout session. This of course is a wonderful thing coming from my EBoy who would scream bloody murder anytime I was more than 3 feet away from him for ohhh say the first 48 months of his life or so.
I have encountered a new issue of course as I am prone to do. I’ve developed a new fear- scale phobia. I know my clothes are beginning to fit more loosely and I am definitely toning up but I haven’t set foot on a scale in months now. I’m so scared that if that little (or big) number doesn’t match what I feel it should I’ll spiral out of control and lose all motivation to keep going. I have been using a tape measure to track progress and I’m down over 10 inches from what I was when I began my commitment to exercise. But I wonder if focusing on the scale might encourage me to do more on the calorie tracking side of things to make more progress?
I’m still just not ready to face the scale so I’ll continue putting it off for a while longer. Maybe I’ll weigh myself again when my clothing size drops enough to at least get back into the clothes I was in this time last year. Is anyone else out there afraid of the scale? Although I don’t want to have this phobia I figure being scared of the scale is still better than being a slave to it.