Taking My Power Back From the Number on the Scale

Things like yoga and meditation

Yoga and meditation have helped me value my health and well-being over a silly number on the scale.

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post about something near and dear to my heart — the scale. Or, more accurately, the absence of the scale in my life.

After a semi-disordered pre-FBG past with the scale, obsessive calorie-counting, yo-yo dieting and over-exercising, I know what it’s like to have that number consume you. And I know what it’s like to break free. How liberating it is. How much better your life becomes when you get your self worth and value from a deeper, more stable place. And how taking care of yourself is a way to honor and value yourself — not punish yourself or sabotage your own unrealistic goals of perfection.

No matter if you feel like you have a good or bad relationship with the scale, I urge you to read why I personally only weigh myself once a week (if that). The messages we receive from society about our weight are something I believe is so ingrained in us that “breaking free” of it is something that we have to do consciously every single day. And, for me, that means keeping the scale at a distance.

Read the full post here, and tell me what you think! How often do you weigh yourself and why? —Jenn

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