Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bathroom Scale, I Hate You

Luckily, the number on the bathroom scale is not as important to me as how I actually feel.

Because I've busted my butt working out every single day for 15 days and when I got on the scale this morning, I weighed one pound MORE than before I started working out.


It makes no sense. I feel great. I can tell that my pants are looser and I have tons of energy. It is impossible that I gained a pound.

And don't tell me muscle weighs more. Maybe it does. But after 15 days of breaking a sweat, getting the heart rate up, and watching my calorie intake (sort of), I should have a smaller number on the scale than what I started with. I just should.

I'm not going to let the stupid scale rule my life. I'm going to head over to the television set and turn on my 30 Day Shred workout dvd and kill myself on workout number 2. (Every exercise has the word "plank" in it.)

And I'm going to do it right now before I have any more time to think about how unfair the bathroom scale can sometimes be.


Erika said...

Scales suck. (I normally don't use that word but I think it is highly appropriate in this case). You keep "shredding" away forget your scale!

Heather said...

This is precisely why I don't own a scale. :)

Angela and Kevin Taylor said...

I feel your pain! Last year I stopped running for a few months and then started up again. After about a week I got back on the scale and I was up 3 pounds! Kevin tried the whole muscle weighs more thing. Guess what? It totally doesn't matter, the number somtimes is what makes the difference. Don't give it up though. If it makes you feel better I've pretty much stopped using the scale, I gain weight everyday. (Yes I know I should be gaining weight but sometimes the rate is a little high!)

Anna said...

its all about the food intake. My old running partner (and weight watchers employee) told me that what you eat makes you either lose or gain weight and your exercise helps you maintain weight. She worked out almost 2 hours a day for 2 months and only gained. And then after a month of watching her food, she lost something like 10 lbs. I have had the exact same experience.