Today at the gym we made some progress. I did a warm up with some cardio, and added some incline. I was able to do 15 minutes of cardio without feeling like I was dying. Then I did mostly legs and increased some of the weights. I increased the weight on the leg press from 90 lbs to 110lbs. Since I managed to do both cardio and weights, today is a big improvement.
Today though, what I want to talk about is the scale. To weigh, or not to weigh, that is the question. I have seen, read, and heard differing opinions from different places. Here are some of the responses:
Weigh yourself on the same day at the same time each week.
- Weigh yourself every two weeks.
- Weigh yourself monthly.
Weigh and measure monthly.
With all the varying voices, it is hard to know what is right. Or should it be what’s right for ME? Or YOU? Part of me (the rarely rational little devil on my shoulder that wants immediate gratification) says daily. But the rational little angel says that, in reality, I will become obsessive about the scale.
Part of me likes the Idea of never getting on the scale (the part that says all scales are evil), but then I worry about my own accountability to myself. The don’t weigh at all part says then I don’t have to pay attention to what I am eating if I am not weighing myself, who will know?
Can I do it every two weeks? I suppose, maybe, but will it drive me nuts waiting to get on the scale, and ditto for the monthly?
I would really like your input. What do you do? What is right for you?