Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Where is the Scale?

Hi guys!  I hope your Monday and went swimmingly.  Mine was aight and I'm glad we can move on from that nuisance. 

A clarification on my last post: Ceviche is usually made with raw fish and the acid in the marinades and other ingredients usually break it down and 'cook' it but I skipped this step by using cooked shrimp.  I didn't want any food poisoning on my hands and I was impatient. So now you know all my secrets.

Are you sick of my yoga talk yet?  Hope not.  I have been attending my yoga studio for almost two weeks and really enjoying it.  The classes are challenging and while I have been working up to a higher level, I have been getting a nice stretch and experiencing some muscle endurance (I think that's what it's called since there are mixed opinions on whether yoga is strength training or not). 

You see, I come to the fancy pants studio with the rest of the housewives living in my suburban city outside of San Francisco.  There is a fountain in the lobby.  As I was walking into their bathroom (they call it the Ladies Oasis or Lounge, or something else that tells me I don't belong there) I looked around at all of the ammenities provided- hair dryers, lotions, shampoo, lockers, plenty of clean towels, and noticed something was missing from the typical gym potty.  Where was the scale?  Did they forget it (I am paying full price, ya know)!?  I walked back and forth a couple of times and it was not there.  How could they not have a scale in the Women's Retreat? 

While they say women aren't good at math, we measure, weigh, calculate, divide, and estimate numbers in our heads all the time- calories, pounds, fats, carbs.  You get the picture.  I know I've done it before and looking for the scale proves that I still do it to an extent.  Of course I subconsciously measure myself to other people in the studio (great people watching) and I measure my progress to the way I used to look or to how fit I was a year ago, or even 2 months ago prior to this setback. 

Not to get all hippie on you, but in yoga, nobody cares.  There are old, young, women, men, bald, thin, overweight, and people like me- breathing, clearing their minds, and doing something good for their bodies.  Some instructors are built like ballerinas and others like linebackers and it doesn't particularly matter.  I've gone in for my classes and temporarily put away my mental scale and it's pretty awesome.  Plus, I have an awesome scale in my bathroom that tells me my weight within 7 pounds, which is cool anyways.

How often do you find yourself weighing or measuring yourself?

11 comments:

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

I love this post! There isn't a scale in my yoga studio either and I love it :)

I find that when I'm happy with myself, both inside and out, I don't compare myself to others. Everyone has their day when they feel a little insecure... but I've learned that comparing myself to others isn't the way to go. Staying positive and focused on myself is always the goal :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I weigh myself about once a week ... but my scale needs a new battery, so I haven't weighed myself in a while.

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

Scales and me are not friendly so that's fantastic to hear! I get obsessed with weighing myself way too easily.

Katie H said...

I am so glad you are enjoying yoga! It's fantastic and in my opinion definitely strengthens your muscles!

I generally weigh myself once or twice a week.

Katie @ Healthy Heddleston said...

Within 7 pounds!? How do you deal? Honestly, I weight myself before bed and in the morning... it's more to see the fabulous difference the between the two. I know to some people that might sound obsessive -- but trust me, I'm not obsessed about it.

Anne Marie said...

Awesome post! I used to weigh myself once a month at Weight Watchers, but I had stop when I got preggers. Now I weigh in at the doctor's office.

Missy said...

I think it's good that they don't have one at a yoga studio. I see women weighing themselves before AND after a workout at the gym which I think is a bit much. I rarely weight myself because the number can put my in a bad bad mood. I go by how my pants fit or just how I am feeling overall.

Mo Diva said...

i do not weigh myself... its too addicting!
i have a bad habit of comparing myself to otehrs... its bad of me.

Mari said...

I weigh myself more than I would like to admit but that is what works for me...

They actually don't have scales at my gym since their whole tag line is "judgement free zone"

And I could never get tired of hearing about yoga lol

Tina said...

I think that is so AWESOME they don't have a scale in the bathroom. I haven't weighed myself since Nov 2009 and it brings me so much more confidence. I actually was weighed at the doctor (while pregnant and after 3 weeks vacay) and told that I lost weight that month (safe for early pregnancy). Just goes to show we can listen to our bodies.

Katie ♥ said...

I miss you girl!!! Hope you are doing great : )

I have not weighed myself in forever! lol! Only time I get weighed is when Im at the doctors, I just go by if my jeans are snug to tell if I gained weight : ) would be good to get a scale though, I think I would like to know weekly how my wiehgt changes or stays the same, especially after eating too much icecream for cheat night!

Love you! xoxo