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Smash Your Scale: Take Control Of Your Health

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If you own a scale take it out and smash it to pieces and throw it away. It’s time to regain control over your health and your life. The scale has owned you for far too long.

Here’s an excerpt from my eBook, Make It Stick, to begin to explain why.

“I love it, I hate it, I need it, please take that darn thing away!

Wait, how will I know if I reach my goal?

Carol kept her scale prominently positioned in her bathroom so that it was there to greet her every time she entered. She would say it felt like that evil thing was calling out to her, tempting her to step on it every time she walked in, promising it had good news to deliver. Whether it was first thing in the morning, after her workouts, anytime she used the bathroom, or just before bed – just seeing the scale led to feelings of anxiety and to stepping on it. Unfortunately the news was not often good; or not good enough anyway. On more than one occasion she described almost needing to call the handyman as she felt like throwing her scale through the wall.

Assessment, right? Yes…but what value is really being gained.

The scale has been used forever as THE measure of weight loss. Many have remained more closely attached to their scale than just about any other small appliance or tool in their home, some even more than with family members!”

Why smash your scale?

Because our society, and the very effective marketing of the diet and food production industries, have repeatedly driven into you a message that achievement of a specific, often unrealistic “weight” is THE goal. Then you are done. Well, that’s the unconscious message you tell yourself.

Because now, at an unconscious level, you have come to believe this to be true.

Because, by itself, the scale really tells you very little with respect to your health or even your progress towards thriving health and looking great.

Staying connected to your scale leaves you open and vulnerable to every unreasonable message about weight bombarding you online, on TV, over the radio, in conversations with friends, and on and on. It leaves you fixed on an end point (that number they say is desired) which will only lead to you stopping, falling back off track, taking another ride around your unconscious lifestyle loop, and perpetuating yo yo results.

Because of how “weight” has been marketed, the scale has been ruined for the small usefulness it can have.

Smash it and send a powerful symbolic message to your inner belief system that YOU are in control and actively taking steps to attain and sustain thriving health. Know that you will become leaner, look better, feel better, feel better about yourself, have more energy, be more productive and able to do more, have greater focus, be happier, and be healthier when you leave the scale behind and transform your lifestyle overall.

And, finally, because as a business owner, being unhealthy and continuously stressed about your weight and the scale, will negatively impact your energy, your ability to focus, and your ability to be productive. Your business will suffer as will you.

If, while reading this, your resistance meter shot through the roof that’s OK! It’s your old belief system trying to hang on to old patterns that have held you back from the results you really want. It does that!

If you need support identifying and overcoming your old habits and patterns and your limiting beliefs and how they hold you back from achieving the results you want at work or at home, check out how I can help at One Wave Life .

If you’re not yet ready to let go of your scale but do want to begin to eat healthier, create an overall lifestyle change towards one that will serve you better, and have the time to comfortably do so, then contact me. We’ll discuss how my support can help you get started.

Remember, life is meant to be embraced, enjoyed and fully lived, not merely endured! If your scale continues to own you then achieving and living the life you want while growing the business you want will be very hard to do.

NOTE: When you do smash your scale please take every precaution to do so safely!

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Brent Haydey is an experienced life and business coach in Edmonton, renowned for his calming, empathetic, and results-driven approach. With over 30 years of experience, he specializes in helping individuals and entrepreneurs find balance and success, blending teaching, mentoring, and coaching for impactful life changes.

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