It’s not too often that you hear us advising clients to keep close tabs on their body-weight, unless training for a competition where weight classes are involved (Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, etc.). We assume that most of you already keep tabs on your bodyweight, oftentimes too much so, and we want to avoid using bodyweight as the primary measuring stick which you determine your “health”. I’ve posted before on why using your bodyweight as your sole marker of health is misguided, but what are some other qualities that you may observe as result of eating cleaner?
Whole 9 posted “174,203 Ways to Measure Health (Besides the Scale)” where they highlight many different areas of our lives where changes may be observed ranging from the physical, mental, social, and beyond. Common examples that we hear from clients are:
The list could go on and on, but the article’s take-away message is to create a new scale by which you measure your health, beyond bodyweight, by making your own individualized list of qualities and positive changes that cleaner eating brought about in you. Keep the list somewhere that is easily referenced so you can reasses your progress and modify as your dietary journey continues. Find ways to remind yourself that progress occurs beyond pounds lost or gained that it’s about time that you “Break Up With Your Scale“.
2 Rounds for Time (18 Min Time Cap):
Run 1 Lap
40 Squats (Pistols)
30 Situps (V-Ups)
20 Pushups (Clapping Pushups)
10 Pullups (Chest to Bar Pullups)
*Options for Scaling Up are in parentheses*