What the scale can't tell you

15x. It has said that for five months. Yes, five months of chasing the preschooler, ramping up my fitness, trying to be conservative with my portions, breast feeding. I haven't lost one single pound since I got home from the hospital with Coach J. And you know what? I'm totally ok with it. 

Because the scale doesn't know it all. In fact, it's the worst representation of how I'm looking, feeling, and what I'm capable of. The scale doesn't know:

  • I can run for 30 minutes, probably longer actually, and feel great. 
  • I can move from plank position through to chatarunga without dropping to my knees first. 
  • My belt is coming in handy (see photo)

  • I can see muscle definition returning in my legs and arms. 
  • People think I have lost weight (ha, fooled you!)

As we embark on a new year I will continue to measure my success not my the number on the scale but rather by my capabilities and achievements. I think you should do the same. And don't forget - you can win a free Learn to Run clinic by commenting on this post.

Schedule yourself healthy. 


  1. Well said!! If I could only cconvincemy patients! !

    1. Great to hear from you! Keep on 'em and soon they'll realize they've come so far.

  2. Good advice for New Year! I always judge progress based on my wobbly bits... I quickly increase in weight as I build muscle, so the scale doesn't work so well. Feeling toned is a much better indicator!

  3. So true! And excited to start running along with you soon!! Char

  4. Kourtney, I love reading your blog (well both of them actually). Therefore I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award! (You can follow the link for more award details.) It's not a big deal, but I've enjoyed what you had to say and wanted to say thanks. -Karen Barnes

  5. Hey girl, you must be a busy bee! I'm glad to see you are making progress in the ways that matter most.