Weighing yourself seems like a fairly straightforward procedure – you hop on the scale, see what it says, hop off, and get on with your day. Sounds simple enough however, that dreaded scale causes a lot of emotions, thoughts and anxiety for many people, even those who are relatively in good shape. Keep in mind that your weight on the scale is only that – you may know how much your total body weighs, but what really matters is your body composition. A person who carries a lot of muscle could be “overweight” according to a height and weight chart, but a body composition analysis would likely reveal a healthy body fat percentage – and that they’re actually at an appropriate weight. On the flip side, someone who is “thin on the outside but fat on the inside” might have a “normal” weight on a height and weight chart, and yet be carrying an unhealthy amount of body fat. The below is a little snippet from a sweet blog I stumbled upon the other day and it really resonated with me and I am sure it will with many of you too! Take a peek at what one woman has to say about that pesky scale, it may help you to put things into a better perspective before you look at the scale again.
“And all the little charts you’ve ever seen your whole life and all the junk you’ve ever read in a magazine don’t give a cr*p about muscle. The chart in your doctor’s office doesn’t care what you can clean and jerk. The BMI calculator doesn’t care how many kettlebell snatches you can do in ten minutes. The women’s mag monthly diatribe about finding your ideal weight doesn’t care how quickly you can row a 2K. So, what does 144 look like? What does 125 look like? What does 185 look like? Do you actually know? And does it even matter? ”
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