6 Pack Fitness has partnered with fitlosophy to bring you 6 PACK TRICKS to live life fit from the creator of the fitbookÃ¢€ž¢, Angela Manzanares. Get ready to face the scary scale with Trick #4: Do you have a love-hate, or perhaps a hate-hate relationship with the sometimes scary scale? A self-admitted scale-phobe, I can relate to your weighing woes. I mean, why should one little digital devil determine my mood for the day just because of a reading that may or may not be accurate. In an attempt to settle this for you and me both, I did my research and here's what I found: Studies have confirmed what i've been preaching all along. Focus on a goal instead of obsessing over some magic number on the scale! in fact, research found that setting a target weight range led to people feeling more capable to accomplish their goals, more motivated, and ultimately more successful in sticking to their weight loss goals than those who set their sights on a single number (thanks for the research, SELF mag!) So determine a target weight range, or better yet, try using a zero-weight or "goal weight" scale so you focus on positive progress. Still scared? I've found four ways to turn this measuring foe into a fitness friend:
- Don't freak over fluctuations
- Consistency is key
- Busting the muscle mentality myth
- Don't go solo
Be sure to visit our blog daily to get one trick per day and bonus entry opportunities! Stay tuned for more ways to enter during the week! Two lucky winners will be selected and announced on Halloween. Good luck!