Anyone have any motivational tricks to help me out of my slump?
Have you noticed any changes in strength or endurance? Not seeing the scale budge but being able to lift heavier weights or run longer can be motivational.
Side note - are you tracking what you're eating?
I'd suggest you start taking some pictures. That is one of the best ways to see actual changes if you can't tell by the scale. I'll do pictures about every 90 days. My scale can be deceiving, so pictures along with measurements is one of the only ways I can see a difference.
You can always throw your scale away. Or take the batteries out and put it in your attic. You have to get out of the mindset that how much you weigh is important. Instead of writing down how much you weigh, write down how much more weight you lifted or how much easier a workout has become for you.
Use pictures, measurements, body fat percentage, resting heart rate (a measure of cardio endurance) and things like the push up and burpee challenges here as fitness monitors and motivators. I am ALWAYS the same weight but that weight can mean very different things depending on my fitness activity. I have a feeling you are going to see how far your have come here very very easily if you focus on these things instead.
I gave up on the scale,. that little bugger lies. I used to weight myself every morning. At first I could not wait to see how much I lost. I dropped the first 15 pounds then it seemed to stop. I was getting ready for work and my wife says " we need to get you a new belt that ones to big for you"
Even thou I was not seeing the results; I wanted from the scale there were other little signs I missed, worrying about the scale.
My suggestion is to take a step back and evaluate your overall health. Don't let that scale stop you.
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