Just wanted to give you an update on that whole- not getting on the scale and using the body composition analysis machine- is going.
Really good. It is going really good. I kinda want one of these machines at home, but then it would defeat the purpose.
You can read about my first post by clicking HERE.
I worked out and ate pretty clean for a month and these were my results…
I gained 3 pounds. My BMI went up a millimeter. Normally, this would have me super discouraged, and frustrated because I have been killing it during my workouts. I love cardio day and heavy weight day. I get up at 5am to make sure I get al 5 days in during the week. My husband is like: “Who are you?”
Scales suck because you can be up or down depending on water, salt intake, hormones, and even the weather. Yes, when it is overcast, your body absorbs the water and it shows on the scale.
Here’s what I gained …water and lean muscle mass. My muscle mass actually increased by over 4 pounds. Even though I didn’t even gain that much weight. (I’m still not quite sure how all that works…) But I do know that muscle takes up less space and burns calories just by hanging out watching Teen Mom OG.
I also gained a little wisdom and a whole bunch of stamina and strength. My heart literally sings daily because it gets to thump so hard in the morning. What an amazing feeling.
Oh, and I won. I won a contest through Carolina Sweat for gaining the most muscle mass. I got some cool prizes and bragging rights.
I went from 25.7% body fat to 24.3% body fat. In a month! How did I do this? Plexus, eating clean, water, and working out for 45 minutes, 5 days a week. Yes, I ate some carbs. Yes, I drank some wine. It is all doable. And a whole percent is a lot people.
I am totally sold on this. I feel liberated to not get on the scale…although I do cheat sometimes. Last week, my scale batteries went dead. I have not replaced them. I am doing this full force and would love you to join me. No scales in March? You don’t have to drive down to the Nutrishop, but holding yourself accountable is important. You could measure today and then again on April 1st. Or try on a pair of tight jeans today, then try them on again April 1st.
My goal is still to get to 23% body fat by April first, so I am going to continue to do my 45 minute Carolina sweat 5 days a week, eat clean, drink water, take my plexus, and get 7 plus hours of sleep. I do not want to lose my curves, and my hubby doesn’t want me to either. I just want to be happy, healthy, and not obsessive.
These are some vintage lulu pants that I used to wear on my “skinny” days. Meaning, if the scale said a certain number. OMG. That is so ridiculous, I feel embarrassed even typing it.
Stay tuned for a post next week…what I feed my face lately! 🙂