I am first to admit I am not a young lady, I have so surpassed 20, 30, 40 yes but I will not allow age define my workouts. I love any and all workouts, but I want to sway away from workouts. How about those goals and victories.
I must confess, I will be the first to raise my hand, hell both of them to frustration at the scale. I am also aware as I have aged my metabolism has slowed down. I also am aware with many years of an eating disorder I have helped slow my metabolism. By the way eating disorder is a disease that will always be with you whether you overcome it or not, but that is for another day.
Working out for 6-7 days a week, weights and not light, running, jogging I look at the scale and I am ready to toss it. I actually went out and purchased another, what the &*^$? I ignored the non scale victories which was reiterated in my workouts with Autumn Clabrese- 80 Day Obsession. I noted what? inches lost, a line on the right and left ab indicating I am getting abs, yes at my age abs (never had them, a bit tight but not defined). I was able to complete certain routines without pausing or breathing heavily. I increased my weights and at the beginning 3/4 of my workout in 80 Day Obsession was with the modifier my progression amazed me when I no longer had to modify. I was unaware my biceps were more defined, don’t think the scale measured that.
The NON SCALE VICTORIES, I as you should always remember. Of course I still weigh and I am proud when there is a decrease but I am looking at all my victories.