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Meghan and I tagged team the gym this morning, day 1 success! Pleasant change:)
Something I’ve been noodling on, and this couldn’t be a worse time of year, is the scale. Don’t freak out! I am an avid believer in knowing the weight you are comfortable at but also knowing that muscle weighs more that fat, etc. Did you know there is such a thing as skinny fat? Oh there’s more – chances are that if you are losing weight, you will lose muscle as well as fat?
This weekend, I grabbed a body fat percentage tool at the gym. Andrew went first, then me. Mistake 1, just kidding. Andrew rang in at 8%, um totally not fair. I won’t divulge what I registered, only because of the whole comparison issue. Andrew challenge me to try to drop body fat percentage and not worry about weight.
Runner’s World recommends having your body fat percentage checked – sometimes it’s not a matter of losing weight, but toning.
I am considering, as vision of sugar plumbs dance in my head. His freakishly low percentage is due to his insane dedication to healthy living – it comes SO easy for him. But don’t get me wrong, he eats the good and the bad. For me, it’s a definite challenge and I am curious to know if I can hunker down.
Feel free to weigh-in. Do you measure in belt-holes, compliments, heart health, etc?