I have to be the first to admit that I am that stereotypical person who makes the New Year's Resolution every year to finally lose the weight. It's so cliche, and I am always such a failure. I love food and I really love sleep, so those two things have a strong tendency to work against my best intentions. I do love working out, especially when I find a good routine and get into a good groove. I am also that person who will try every cleanse, diet, fad... and never stick to it.
This year, I decided enough was enough. I'm not fat, but I am certainly not where I would want to be. I can blame a lot of it on stomach issues, eating way too much junk and basically not getting my work outs in for most of November and December. It's seriously amazing what two months of slacking off and not caring can do.
The first thing I did on January 1st, was open and use my Beets BLU Bluetooth scale. Let me tell you guys, this is a serious motivator. It can work as your average scale, where you step on get your reading, but it is so much more than that. Once you download the corresponding app and enter your stats, anytime you step on while the scale is linked to your Bluetooth, you will get your muscle mass and body fat percentage. It's completely true that weight is just a number and both of these other factors are so important in weight loss. I have spent way more money than I would like to admit on trainers at different gyms purely to get these readings. Now I can have them whenever the hell I want from the comfort of my own home for under $100! However, one of those aforementioned trainers was one to tell me not to pay attention to the numbers on the weight part of the scale as much as your body fat percentage.
I'm personally working on decreasing my weight and body fat percentage. I want to have more muscle and feel strong and confident. Muscle is not something to be afraid of and there are so many ways to get it now: barre classes, training classes, or plain old lifting weights. Muscle is key in weight loss and it's something I need to continually remind myself of while I give my beloved elliptical all of the heart eyes.
Speaking of the elliptical, I am also trying to change up my cardio routine. I have been an elliptical junkie for way too long and need to get more spin classes back in my routine and running. Why is running so hard? And for those of you who thinks it's not, tell me how to not make it be!
Sharing my diet, health and fitness goals and status is not something I'm super open with because I always feel awkward about it. Is this something you guys want to talk about and read more about? Let me know in the comments!
Thank you for reading and have a fabulous day! -xx
*I was compensated with a free scale, but my opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. I love this product and would purchase it myself.