I was sent a link to determine how much I should REALLY weigh. So I completed their quick test out of shear curiosity. It was only based on my gender, height and current weight. It did not ask how old I am, how active I am or anything in between. For real, it said I could lose a few pounds….okay….I should lose about 20 lbs. At 5′ 2″ I should really weigh 104 lbs. Hahahaaaaaa! I think the combination of my legs and ass alone weigh 104.
In real life, I don’t focus on pounds. I focus on my body fat percentage. I focus on my exercise regime. I focus on the food I eat.
I can squat multiple reps well above my weight and my bench press isn’t all that bad either. I have defined abs, but not a six pack (this is diet, folks). I have some awesome guns, but my focus is more on definition (tone if you will), not the size. Triceps are definitely there. Calves are not a problem. Overall, I’m happy with myself. I continue to strive to improve and see how my body can perform. But it’s just a game for me. It’s not to impress anyone (other than myself). It’s not to compete…though I have a HUGE respect for the competitors. It’s just me…and what I can do.
So my point to all of you, is that, I don’t want you concerned with the numbers on the scale. I want you concerned with your body fact percentage. I want you to MOVE daily. I want you to move away from processed foods and eat whole foods more often than not. I want you to put down that Diet Coke and drink a glass of water instead. If you do that, THEN I will be happy. And so will you…which really is the all important factor. You have to be happy with yourself.
Screw the scale. Live healthier. Exercise daily. Live a quality life. See your unborn grandchildren. Do FUN things after you retire. Or whatever it is that makes YOUR socks go up and down. Plan for it NOW.