Charity's Challenges and Nonscale Victories
Becoming stronger and healthier should be celebrated, but they aren't the only things that matter. For Charity, a major non-scale victory was running a mile without stopping. "I cried like an infant. Things I thought I could never do that I can do now still humble me," she said.
"Running under a seven-minute mile, walking into the gym with confidence like I belong there, enjoying a healthy and balanced relationship with food, and finally seeing some booty gains," are just a few of the non-scale victories she's experienced. Charity explained that her weight-loss journey wasn't always linear, and at times, she hit plateaus and had her fair share of trial and error.
"Sometimes, our bodies leap forward but our thoughts about ourselves stay stuck in the mud, even though we have made progress," Charity said when asked about the challenges she faced when losing weight. For her, "the mental game was much harder than the workout game."
"Learning to love myself, treating myself with patience and kindness, and changing my thoughts has been a hurdle but also a game changer," she said. Once her thoughts began to change "everything else started falling into place."