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Muscle vs. Fat shows importance of strength training (w/photos)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Eeeewwwwwww!! Isn't that yucky? I go to a gym where they weigh me, measure me & check my body fat content once a month. At my last weigh & measure, I had lost 3 pounds of body fat, and it only took me one month to do it. That's pretty significant, especially looking at this photo.

Now, just to show you the importance of strength training, look as this photo:

My gym has replicas like these on display near the front door when you first walk into the gym. It's pretty motivating. Just looking at these photos, I decided that I'd rather have that nice pretty lean muscle as opposed to that ugly, misshapen & freaky looking fat!! Wouldn't you? Strength training will help you with that. I emoticon emoticon emoticon my little girl muscles!! emoticon

I'm not going to lie -- being consistent about eating right & exercising is challenging. But I know how much better I feel & how much better my body feels when I do it. I CHOOSE to accept the challenge every single day!!

I've also learned that:

Today, start searching for YOUR gifts!! There are so many to be found!!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GODS_TEMPLE 1/12/2013 1:38AM

    Great visuals. I haven't seen this before. Thanks!

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LISAN0415 1/11/2013 11:34PM

    You are sooooo right, not to mention that fat stresses the body, while lean muscles helps the body! Like having lean muscle helps keep bones healthy, and more muscle increases metabolism. More causes stress on our pancreas and blood sugar levels and increases blood pressure.

Good for you for doing your research!

Keep eating well, tracking all your food, and you wil see, results are coming!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/11/2013 10:27PM

    Thanks for sharing you are one amazing lady emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/11/2013 10:08PM

    And you have such great gifts!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/11/2013 10:08PM

    And you have such great gifts!

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VTRICIA 1/11/2013 9:13PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I need to look at my latest numbers. nice pix!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/11/2013 2:25PM

    I was all about cardio, but my daughter kept telling me how much more she was loosing by mixing in strength training. Her husband is an exercise freak so I figured that was why she said it. But reading your blog I see the facts to back up the story that I need to do both.

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LEVELPATHS 1/11/2013 10:39AM

    I'm really not into strength training, but after seeing the muscle/fat comparison pic I think I may have to be! And anyhow, I might have to do some for BLC21!...

Thanks for another encouraging blog! :-)

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BIGPAWSUP 1/11/2013 10:11AM

    Awesome visuals! Really make one think about what is under the skin.

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GIRLINMOTION 1/11/2013 10:04AM

    Eating healthier and exercising is one challenge everyone should be up for.

But it isn't a challenge when you have made it part of your lifestyle. Like Nike "Just do it".

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1EMMA2011 1/11/2013 10:04AM

    Fat, fat, fat go away!!!

Great Blog!!

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SUSIESLIM62 1/11/2013 9:57AM

  emoticon Wow, I'd rather have muscle too! emoticon for the information and inspiration. emoticon
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PAANDRUS 1/11/2013 9:40AM

    Sure gives a person a reason to keep going!! emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/11/2013 9:11AM

    I hate to think what all of the fat that I have carried looks like. I know I don't like what it looks like under my skin. I can't imagine it like that. Yuck!
Keep on the great work.

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    emoticon the developing muscles I have! Such a wonderful emoticon

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STEPHROCKS32 1/11/2013 9:00AM

    In addition to those great benefits; strength training adds muscle which helps your burn more fat!! Plus all those wonderful muscles are great for everyday activities, and with continuing strength training will help an older individual stay independent!! Free weights, squats, pushups, anything where you use your own body weight as resistance is the best!!

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