Challenge check-in and my scale free summer

Summer is flying by, and so is the abs challenge, so I thought now would be the perfect time for a mid-summer check-in!

July Abs Challenge

We are a little more than halfway through! How has it been going? Are your abs getting stronger? Do you have the same love/hate relationship with the workouts that I do? I want your feedback!

I have loved doing the workouts and having you all to motivate me. I can’t skip when I’m asking other people to commit!

abs checkin

I’m thinking about doing another calendar and series of workouts for August. Let me know if you have any requests 🙂

For the remaining two weeks, I’ve decided to up the challenge for myself. As you have (hopefully) heard, abs are made in the kitchen! I’ve been indulging in a LOT of sweets this summer. To get the most out of all this ab work, I’m not going to do anything crazy, but I am going to cut back on my dessert addiction. Wish me luck, and feel free to join me 🙂

Scale free summer

As I’ve shared in earlier posts, it’s been a rough summer. What I haven’t told you yet is that I’m also (mostly) scale-free for the summer. I’ve also stopped logging my daily calories. I’ve had a lot of lunch meetings and things at work, and I got frustrated trying to estimate every day. I decided to make it an experiment in weight maintenance. I’m not really looking to lose much more, if anything, so I wanted to see if I could maintain my results. Since our temporary apartment doesn’t have a scale, I knew I wouldn’t be tempted.

Annnnnd… So far, so good! It’s been stressful not having the scale and my calorie balance as a guide, but a few weeks ago when we were back in NY, I hopped on the scale and weighed exactly the same I did when I left! My clothes still fit the same and I feel like I look the same in the mirror.

I’m hoping I can keep this up, and maybe even improve some over the next month or so, but it’s such a relief to know I can trust myself and my instincts to keep me where I want to be. If you commit to a healthy lifestyle, you can get off the gain/loss roller coaster, I promise! Take a slow and steady approach to achieving your weight goals, and once you reach them you’ll be able to maintain them.

Have you ever broken up with the scale? I have a feeling I’ll be jumping RIGHT back on when we are home again. Maybe I’m an addict?

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5 comments on “Challenge check-in and my scale free summer

  1. Jessie

    When my clients bring up the scale, I often tell them to look at their waist, not their weight. Usually once they think about it for a minute or two, it’s a huge motivation to put their scale away.
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  2. Christine@ Apple of My Eye

    I NEVER weigh myself and it was probably the best thing I could do for my health! I didn’t swell up or gain a million pounds either. My self confidence actually went up since I didn’t start the day off with feeling bad about myself from a number on the scale :). I highly suggest staying away from that thing as much as you can, eat healthy and listen to your body like you’ve been doing, and everything else will fall into place! 🙂
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  3. Therese

    I only go scale free when I am on a trip. I always wish hotels had scales because I am a little OCD with all numbers and data. It’s a curse.. But without a scale I find I’m more careful than at home and also there’s less mindless snacking on vacation. I usually gain maybe a couple of pounds but that’s usually because I don’t drink as much water


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