Since going back to Weight Watchers I've been weighing in on Monday mornings and my routine has been exactly the same every Monday morning.
- Take my son to school.
- Come home and do devotions, drinking a cup of coffee and having my breakfast protein bar.
- Get dressed, in the same outfit every week, and go to the meeting.
Well, I'm trying to make it a habit to go to the gym right after taking my son to school at least 4 mornings a week. Often on Mondays I would go exercise after my meeting before going home again; or I would skip my workout so I could go straight to running errands before returning home.
This week I decided to change it up and get my workout done before the meeting so I could shower and be ready to run errands afterwards AND not have to skip exercise. (I hope that makes sense..)
And let me tell you... it took me a few minutes to decide if I'd be okay exercising and showering before my weigh-in, because..
...What if my muscles swell up from exercising [and it makes me weigh more]?
...What if my hair is halfway damp [and it makes me weigh more]?
It was pathetic, but the slight panic was so real also.
I finally opted for going ahead with the exercise. I decided to not worry too much about what the scale said and make this my new morning habit. If it had an effect on the scale, then so be it, but it would even out over the coming weeks.
Of course, my week had gone well and getting in a workout and shower prior to weighing didn't make me gain weight. My prior week's worth showed up as a 2.8 lb. loss.
All was fine.
Before the meeting started I just sat there grinning to myself about how paranoid I was about changing my pre-meeting routine.
Sometimes those little negative thoughts can be so paralyzing, and I'm grateful I got over it and got the exercise done. We had a beautiful autumn day and after my WW meeting I loved running my errands and knowing my workout was already done.