In order to prepare yourself for weight loss, you have to know where you are. This means we are going to ask you to step on the scale.
It’s scary. We know. Whether you just had a baby or you gained a bit of weight, the scale can seem like the enemy.
It is especially a unique experience after you have a baby because you have been purposefully carrying extra weight, eating more, and exercising less in order to grow the little human being inside you. But once that process is over you want to get back to your normal self, and that can be frightening, especially when you have no idea what you weigh.
We say, just do it. Get your number. Then ask yourself a few questions to prepare your mind:
- Am I ready?
- What are my strengths?
- What happened the last time I tried to lose weight?
- What obstacles stopped me from losing weight?
- How am I going to overcome obstacles this time?
Revisit those questions daily.
And remember, if you fall off track one day, you did not fail! It is a temporary setback. Simply use it as a learning experience and do plan to do better the following day!
Eating better and exercising works as long as you make it a routine. Consistency and perseverance will give you the results you desire.
For more on getting the mind ready, read our book Change Your Mind: Lose Weight. Not only will it provide tips on how often to weigh yourself but it will help you to design a game plan to lose weight at any point in your life.