Saturday, November 03, 2012
So, I've been reading a lot on SparkPeople about the scale and using it as a metric for progress in improving my health. I already knew a lot about the pitfalls of using it as my only metric for health, but this time it is driving me to action:
-I'm going to cut down on my number of weigh-ins from daily to every other day (I know I should only do it weekly, but spark people is all about making small changes, and I don't think I can make it an entire week without knowing). My eventual goal is to get down to once a week.
-I'm going to make other measurements (hips, waist, thigh, and upper arm) weekly starting today)
-I'm also going to sign up for a body fat test (using a water tank)
As for my fitness goals, it's been a pretty outstanding week. I've logged many miles running/walking and I've been eating healthy foods like a champion! I also went to Cross Fit for the first time yesterday, and it kicked my butt! My strength has really decreased over the last couple of years. But rather than getting discouraged, I'm using it as a motivator to work on improving my strength. Originally, I thought I could get away with only eating healthy and doing cardio. I realized yesterday that strength training is a vital part of overall wellness.
"Persistence is far more important than perfection"