Non-Scale Victories or NSV for short are the biggest part of your weight loss. Yes, you heard me right. The scale is a lying asshole and I am here to tell you why.
March 25th I started a new 30-day program. It involved 30 days of proper nutrition and portion control. I have a big overeating problem, I love my food. Then I added in 21 days of working out every day for 30 minutes.
Proper Eating + Exercise = WEIGHTLOSS!! Well that is what one would think, but like I said above the scale in a lying asshole and this is why we have non-scale victories.
At the end of my program, I had only lost 1 pound. I won’t lie, I cried. All that work for what? For nothing!! I fell down the self-pity hole. Ordered poutine, had a chocolate bar and lounged in bed all day. Completely ready to throw in the towel.
But then I remembered about NSV. I got out of bed and broke out the measuring tape. Guess what… I had lost 5.5 inches. My clothes were fitting better… Hello size 10 jeans, goodbye size 14 jeans. Hello, new hole punched in my belt.
Not only that but I was honestly feeling better than I had in years. I was getting more accomplished around the house. I was more present with my family. Oh and those 3 flights of stairs in my house, they no longer owned me, I owned them and climbed them no problem and without being out of breath.
So yes according to the scale the month was a total flop. But those non-scale victories were singing my praises. I got off the self-pity train and started my 21-day exercise program all over again (yes, I love it that much I am doing it again).
So remember, the scale is not your friend 90% of the time. Muscle weighs more than fat and your clothes and how you feel are the true measurement of change.