There are several different reasons why the number on the scale doesn’t matter. It doesn’t define you, and it definitely does not represent you. If you’re eating clean and eating right and the weight on the scale still does not budge then you’re not alone. This is a common problem most people who’re trying to lose weight face. But, the number on the scale does not tell the full story.
Mother and personal trainer, Sia Cooper is out here proving it. Cooper shared a before and after picture of herself at the same weight in her recent Instagram post.
Can I just take a second to say SCREW THE SCALE?! Numbers lie ALL THE TIME. What you see on that scale is NOT a true indicator of your health!!! Ok?? See these two pictures? I weigh the same in both yet, I have more muscle tone in the right and I’m fluffier on the left.. yet.. the numbers are the same. I stopped weighing myself a few months ago and only do so when my doctor makes me at the office. But I no longer obsess over this stupid number! Take measurements instead because that will give you a truer representation of how you’re doing in your fitness journey. @selfmagazine @shape @womenshealthmag @oxygenmagazine @people @fitnessmagazine @healthmagazine @muscleandfitnesshers @usweekly @theellenshow @cosmopolitan @elitedaily @scarymommy @redbook @glamourmag
Cooper suggests that instead of obsessively weighing yourself, use a measuring tape to track your toning and muscle growth.
“Can I just take a second to say SCREW THE SCALE?! Numbers lie ALL THE TIME. What you see on that scale is NOT a true indicator of your health!!! Ok?? See these two pictures? I weigh the same in both yet, I have more muscle tone in the right and I’m fluffier on the left.. yet.. the numbers are the same. I stopped weighing myself a few months ago and only do so when my doctor makes me at the office. But I no longer obsess over this stupid number! Take measurements instead because that will give you a truer representation of how you’re doing in your fitness journey.”
Cooper has always been committed to keeping it real when it comes to fitness. In some of her other posts, she’s also pointed out the drastic difference your pose can make.
Just a friendly reminder that pictures aren’t always what they may seem. Although taken 5 seconds apart, they look different due to lots of reasons: sucking in, flexing, posing, and posture. This summer I challenge you to throw on that bikini you’ve been wanting and wear it loud and proud. Leave your insecurities at the door and love your look. 💜
It’s difficult being a mother amidst the culture of mom shaming.
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been called a “bad mom,” I would be soooo rich! It seems almost impossible to be a textbook or politically correct good mom these days because everywhere you turn another mom is judging your parenting choices. Am I right? I’ve been called a bad mom for: Workout out during pregnancy. Working out while having kids… period. For caring about my looks and health. Working out in Target. Using canned goods and plastic crockpot liners. Having tattoos and piercings. Enjoying wine every now and then. For letting my kids use technology. For letting my kids have sugar and happy meals occasionally. For not “covering up” around my kids. For running a full time business from home. For co-sleeping with my kids. For collecting sports cars and motorcycles aka having a hobby. For taking time for myself. For having abs. I’ve learned that the true “bad moms” out there are the ones who constantly tear other moms down by judging them. Those moms are the ones who are truly insecure and have strong feelings of inadequacy because why else would they do that? Misery loves company. There’s no one right way to parent or to be a mom. We all are running in the same race and doing the best that we can. Motherhood is not a one size fits all-what works for one family may not work for the next. So who are we to judge another mom’s choices or reasoning? Being a mom is hard enough and if all the following make me a “bad mom” then I’ll gladly wear it proudly! Here’s to all the bad moms out there. Follow @badmomconfessions to submit a confession or read other anonymous mothers’ spills! @todayshow @goodmorningamerica @theviewabc @thetalkcbs @theellenshow
Even though you must try and maintain a healthy weight, your weight isn’t a very accurate indicator of your overall health. Cooper’s Instagram posts are a visual reminder of why certain beliefs are so faulty.