Hello, beautiful souls!
Embarking on a journey toward wellness and balance is never a straight path, but rather, a series of ups and downs, much like the patterns of life itself. If you've found yourself feeling tethered to the scale, experiencing the emotional rollercoaster of daily weigh-ins, know that you're not alone. Today, I'm here to share a compassionate approach that'll embrace your spirit and honor your body - the Seven-Day Weigh-In Average.
Understanding our bodies requires kindness and patience, especially when we're often our toughest critics. Rather than focusing on the number you see every morning, a seven-day weigh-in average presents a more accurate, loving picture of your progress, smoothing out the daily fluctuations caused by factors like water retention, hormonal changes, and so much more.
Why Choose the Seven-Day Weigh-In Average?
Before we delve into the "how," let's talk about the "why." Daily weights can swing dramatically, causing unnecessary heartache, often leading us down a path of self-criticism. By measuring our average weight over a week, we witness the natural ebbs and flows of our bodies, learning to understand ourselves better without judgment or harsh timelines.
Now, let's journey through this together, step-by-step:
Step 1: Set the Stage for Compassion Start by scheduling 2 mins in your morning where you can weigh in consistently, preferably in the morning, after using the restroom and before breakfast and before any water intake. This practice isn't about the scale; it's a ritual of self-awareness and understanding.
Step 2: Daily Mindfulness Each day if the number stirs up negative emotions, take a deep breath and remind yourself, "I am not defined by any number. I am learning about my body"
Step 3: Record after seeing the number– whether in a dedicated wellness journal, an app, or a note on your phone.
Step 4: Calculate Your Seven-Day Average At the end of seven days, add up your daily weights and divide by seven. This number is your seven-day weigh-in average. It's a more stable indicator of your true weight, devoid of daily fluctuations.
Step 5: Reflect on Your Week--Were there days you felt particularly nourished or active? Days you listened to your body's need for rest? This isn't just about weight; it's about holistic well-being.
Step 6: Release and Reset After you've calculated your weekly average, let it go. This number isn't a judgment but a part of your wellness narrative. It's information that, combined with how you felt throughout the week, creates your unique story of health and vitality.
Step 7: Continue Your Journey Each week is a new chapter. There's no backward step in this journey, only forward movement, even if it doesn't always feel that way. Celebrate your dedication to self-awareness and compassion each week, knowing each seven-day story is part of a larger journey.
The scale doesn't measure your worth, your joy, your intellect, or your beauty. It most certainly doesn't reflect the fabulous complexity of your lives, your loves, your victories, or your struggles. Let this seven-day weigh-in average be a tool for understanding, not judgment. Embrace the fluctuations as you would the natural rhythms of life, and walk this path of wellness with your head held high, knowing you're much more than any number could ever depict.
Stay bold, stay beautiful, and remember, you got this!