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The Scale and where I'm heading...

Monday, February 04, 2013

Most of us use a scale daily, weekly, monthly, to check our progress/make sure we're staying on track. And, we all know, that the scale is only one indicator of our health and progress on this journey.

This morning, I got up to weigh in, knowing that I had a pretty decent week eating habits wise, only one day I went over my calorie range, and the other days I stayed in range with a lot of health foods (some not as healthy, but majority).

My workouts this week were all a bit different than I normally do. Which is a good thing, I'm changing things up. Chris and I are using YouTube to get some Taebo workouts and insanity workouts. I also created quick circuits for upper body, lower body, and core, similar to my daily fitness challenges I made for fall and winter, but these ones just focus on those areas.

Since I knew I was doing a lot of new exercises that would basically help build my muscles a bit, I wasn't looking for a loss this week (though of course I wouldn't complain if I did) but I knew I worked my body differently this week and that I'd probably gain muscle, so the scale would go up a bit to reflect that. It did, .2 (yes, 2/10ths) of a pound which is fine by me.

I am so close to my goal weight now that its almost like I'm there...and quite frankly I feel great where I am, I just need to focus on losing a bit more "flubber" but even then I don't expect to lose much more; I'm a large built girl and doing basketball and track throughout middle school and high school shaped my quads, calfs, and arms a certain way -- and I wouldn't want to change that. I am PROUD of my basketball legs and my track arms, if that means they are a big bigger than most people, I really don't care cause being an athlete is more important to me than being skinny.

Have a fabulous week everyone!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KARL1266 2/4/2013 10:17PM

    Well you already know what this blog did for me, so I won't go into detail there. But you look great and I know that you will get to that "goal weight" in no time.

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_JODI404 2/4/2013 10:10PM

    It sounds like the new changes were good for you!

There is nothing wrong with an athletic build. I know you will know when you land at a good, healthy & fit weight/size/look for you.

Hope you have a great week ahead!

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BLUE42DOWN 2/4/2013 5:07PM

    Very wise indeed.

The scale is a good broad indicator, but a very poor fine indicator - so once we get into that "last few pounds" kind of range we really are better off measuring our health with other things. If we gain a pound, but it is a pound of muscle or water or denser bone, it is so silly to freak out.

Enjoy the athletic build!

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BUSYGRANNY5 2/4/2013 7:27AM

    Good for you!!! Keep on keeping on!!!

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1935MARY 2/4/2013 7:24AM

    awesome! I think everyone needs to change up,from time to time. I am proud of you too. You know what is important to you and how you want to look. I haven't really thought about how I want to look , just want to lose. After reading this I think I will ponder on that thought. Have a great day.

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