Today I felt defeated, I told my husband

"I can't beat the scale. The scale owns me."

I am one of those people who celebrates instant gratification. If I diet for one day I expect it to be reflected on the scale within the hour!!! Super irrational, I know. But I have a feeling I am not the only one who eats kale for lunch and expects abs by dinner. I have been practicing the 'Paleo Lifestyle' for 20 days, and it has been difficult to say they least. I have worked out for 17 out of those 20 days, and its been strenuous. So why is my hard work not reflected on the scale?

Changing your body is a major project....

I had to remind myself today about the time I thought I would go all Joanna Gaines and start painting my cabinets at 3 in the morning. I remember I was on a fixer upper high after watching 6 back to back episodes! I thought to myself, "oh this is going to be easy" and headed over the Pinterest to find a tutorial. Found one, okay cool, let's get started. Fast forward to 12 hours later I barely had all of the cabinets sanded. This was going to be a mission. Long story short after my mom came and rescued me.

 

***Isn't she the cutest! She rescues all of my Pinterest projects gone terribly wrong. Thanks mom, you're the best!

I finally finished the cabinets, 4 months later....

 

So why do I let one little number take over my mind? Because I am human. I have to remind myself that cabinets aren't painted overnight, if they are done correctly.

So, don't beat yourself up because the scale is a heartless b*tch. Keep on with your bad self. I was so discouraged by a pointless number that I almost quit!

Little did I know my body really was handling business.....

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