If you’ve grown accustomed to my dinky little Weigh-In Wednesday graphic, I’m sorry to say it is no more! After careful consideration I have decided to rename this weekly series to Wellness Wednesdays.
Why? Well, I’ve spoken a lot about how I feel like people, but specifically women, focus entirely to much about the dreaded number on the scale. I do strongly believe that our self worth should not be determined by a figure, but we can still use that figure to gain a greater understanding of our bodies natural fluctuations and use that knowledge to help us reach our goals. And your goal might very well be a number, and that’s okay! As long as you’re not obsessing over it and you’re working towards it in a healthy and sustainable way.
Given my feelings on the subject I felt like it was both irresponsible and frankly stupid of me to title this series by focusing on the very thing I don’t want women to focus on, the weight.
Weight is meaningless. Wellness, on the other hand, is everything.
So if you’re wondering if I’ll still be updating this with my own weight – you’re correct. Today it is 158. Less than last week, an up from a couple weeks before. As I creep closer to my Half-Marathon, I don’t expect my own weight to really change too drastically as I need to fuel my body for all the long runs in preparation. Something that, by the way, I’ve been a little too lax on over the last couple weeks – I blame the weather but really I was just having trouble focusing on so many things at once and had to step back from a couple things. Now that my CN Tower Climb is complete thereby kicking of my fitness challenge season, I am eager to hit the pavement! But again, as the focus is healthy and sustainable, I have to be patient with myself and the process. And I get to eat a ton of carbs over the next few weeks which is just awesome – load me up on the pasta, people!
I have no fancy graphs today – I think I need a new FitBit because mine keeps dying on me much sooner than it should be, and then I lose the data of my accurate representation of total steps. That would have bothered me a few months ago but I’m not stressed about it these days. I really want a new one but they’re pretty expensive devices so for now I’ll hang onto mine until it completely fails on me.
Anyways, that’s all I’ve got for today, just a little brief update and a quote for the road:
“Wellness is the compete integration of body, mind, and spirit – the realization that everything we do, think, feel, and believe has an effect on our state of well-being.” – Greg Anderson