Looks like y’all were on a roll yesterday the comments around the body fat/scale weigh-in debate were fantastic. Impressive point of views. A few I wanted to share:
Britany, A Healthy Slice of Life, is a ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified Fitness Instructor, and certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant: I test body fat for a living, so let me say that FIRST of all, the electronic body fat testers are bull$hit. If you test in the morning and at night, you can get a reading that differs by 4-5%… which is impossible for your body fat to change that quickly. Secondly, men are supposed to have lower body fat percentages. They don’t have to carry children and they don’t have boobs. An ideal body fat range for a woman would be an overweight or obese zone for a man.
Scott, iRunnerBlog: No way I am checking my body fat. I will not agree with RW on that one. Eat healthy. Exercise. Feel healthy. Pretty simple in my opinion. Why care what a scale or body fat count says. Feeling good in your own skin is the most important thing, not some numbers. End of rant.
All this, and Angela at Diet Book Junkie shares: Research shows: women don’t want to look like 12 year old boys
Speaking of opinions, have you all had a chance to check out Tiger’s essay/memoir/diary/open letter? “How I’ve Redefined Victory” is Tiger’s message to what I assume is we, the people, since we are nearing the year anniversary of the night that unraveled his personal and professional life.
Regardless of being a fan or hater of Tiger, it takes some big golf balls to come out with this statement. It must be cathartic for Tiger. Whether you feel these were his words or not, we may not have seen the success like Tiger has, but we all have hit our rock bottom. To have the absolute success that Tiger had(s) at one of the hardest sports, it somewhat unfathomable. When you’ve been innately “good” at things your whole life, it’s hard not to take advantage of the things that come easy.
At first, I didn’t want to look inward. Frankly, I was scared of what I would find—what I had become. But I’m grateful that I did examine my life because it has made me more grounded than I’ve ever been; I hope that with reflection will come wisdom. Golf is a self-centered game, in ways good and bad. So much depends on one’s own abilities. But for me, that self-reliance made me think I could tackle the world by myself. It made me think that if I was successful in golf, then I was invincible. Now I know that, no matter how tough or strong we are, we all need to rely on others.
Read more from Newsweek.
Fan of public apologies?