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Scale Jail

images-21Many of us torture ourselves by getting on the scale day-in and day-out.  Well the truth of the matter is that sometime, most of the time, the scale doesn’t tell the whole story.  It can’t!!!!  When you have been working out hard and staying committed to your plan the last thing you want to do is get on that scale and have it shatter your motivation!  Trust me it will!  Today I want to offer you a “GET OUT OF SCALE JAIL” card.  With my mega phone I am giving you permission, while ordering you to, “PLEASE BACK AWAY FROM THE SCALE!”

Here are 3 factors that could impact that number on the scale:

1) Did you eat or drink anything prior to getting on that scale?  (I am pretty sure you did, so don’t do it!)

2) What did you eat the night before?  Did you have a nice clean meal or was it Saturday night cheat night and you treated yourself to a little something, something?  Again, don’t do it!  Most of the foods that we consider “cheat foods” do nothing but make us bloated with all of there sugar and salty goodness!

3)  Have you been drinking enough water?  I for one know that my water intake has a huge impact on my weight.  I try to drink 10 glasses of water a day.  That’s 80 oz.  When I fall short of that I can definitely feel the effects.  My body starts to hold onto fluid, instead of flushing it out.

I hope this will release you from you self-imposed scale jail, for a little while anyway.  If you need to be reminded, let me know!  I encourage you to buy a tape measure and take your measurements!  When you can see the inches melt away that’s when you know you are changing your body composition…and that doesn’t always show on the scale!

With love, compassion, and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke

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Small Changes Make A Big Difference

I am new to the blogging world but I am excited to share my story with anyone who needs inspiration on their journey to a healthy life physically and mentally.  My post today comes from reflecting on how I got healthy.  It was one small step at a time.  Over time those small steps I took yielded me a great deal of change.  Actually, more than I could have ever imagined.  You see, by becoming conscious of my eating it forced me to become conscious of my emotions.  Asking myself the tough questions every time I reached for food out of comfort.  “What is it Kim?” I would ask myself.  (Yes, I talk to myself! LOL) “Why are you eating this? You just ate!?” or “You know you are going to feel terrible afterwards!”  Many times I ate it anyway and suffered through the guilt and the shame that ensued afterwards.  Eventually, I started answering those questions, instead of ignoring them.  I began to acknowledge my own emotions and feelings instead of ignoring them.  I was neglecting myself, like many people in my life had neglected me as a child.  After all, I was familiar with the feelings of neglect, shame and blame…Right?  By answering these questions, more questions came and I started to really get into the issues that had been affecting my life (and my waistline) for so many years.  It wasn’t always easy but with every small step I took, I saw change.  Lasting change!  That’s what I hope to share with you small changes that make a big difference and last a lifetime.

With Love, compassion and non-judgement,

Kimberley Locke