The Boot Camp Girl asked me one night during a food intake conversation if I could give a short talk on weighing in during a Boot Camp. She complimented me on how I weigh in every week, show up for all of my scheduled boot camps, and track my food daily. The 3 things she set up for her clients tracking food, weighing in, and showing up for camps are proof this is a combination that works. I am solid proof of this having lost about 68 pounds. I did it, I took all three things she asks us to do and used them as tools.
What is so hard about getting on the scale during a boot camp? I know the same feelings you have. Heck when I started even thinking about weighing myself, the scale was so far away, I avoided it, I didn’t want to see the numbers on the display. I couldn’t accept them; even knowing I had a lot of work to do to drop the weight. In my 200’s I didn’t weigh at all, only time I did was when I went into the doctors for a physical and never liked what the scale said, and the advice the doctor gave me…….”lose weight!”
It sucks when you get to this point. I was there I went to the gym 2 to 3 times a week, the scale was in the locker room, I knew how to use it. I never stepped on it. I would get done in the gym then go and eat lunch not knowing anything about eating healthy. I still avoided the scale. You know what is funny? When you get serious about losing weight you get on the scale. Okay what is my starting weight? How much weight do I want to lose? I have to do something other than doing the same workouts I’ve been doing, maybe learn more about what to eat. Join a class, Weight watchers I don’t know!
Most everybody who I am writing for right now I know in Boot camp come on folks stop delaying your progress get on the scale at least once a week. It’s not as hard as doing 50 seconds of Burpees, and hey, you might get away with getting on the scale right in the middle of a 9 minute routine BCG is giving us!
How serious are you? What are you afraid of? Are the higher numbers not ideal for you once you see them on the display? Then you have work to do and the reward of getting them down is always at the end when you accomplish lowering your weight.
Get yourself on the scale it works if you are serious about losing weight or preventing a weight gain. Every time you are getting on the scale you are using a tool to check yourself. BCG is the record keeper and your support. Make the scale a part of your strategy. I did by making sure I weighed in before I went on vacation and then as soon as I came back. I did before the Thanksgiving week and weighed myself again 4 days after. Come on folks what are you waiting for?