Without ever setting fitness goals, I had been working out for over a year and thought it was going well. I felt like I was getting stronger. I didn’t seem quite as winded during my workouts. Playing sports with friends was going a bit better. And yet there was something missing in all of this. It took me a rather long time to figure it out because, as great as I thought everything was going, in reality, I was clueless.
Fitness means different things to different people. For some people it means living an active life, going to the gym three to four days a week, doing yoga or running marathons for charity. To others it means competing, whether it is in bodybuilding, power lifting, or maybe a tough mudder. But for, it’s much bigger than that. For me, fitness is a lifesaver.
What people ask, “How much should I weigh?” what they really need to know is their “healthy weight” range. But there’s more to being healthy than merely your weight. Let’s take a look at 3 popular metrics to help determine if your healthy weight range is really indeed healthy: BMI, waist circumference, and body fat percentage.
All my life I’ve been told to wait until ______________, then I’d understand. Boy were they wrong!
Don’t listen to the masses. I’m sure glad I didn’t.
There are so many people to look up to in the world of exercise and nutrition. You have icons such as Jack LaLanne, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, or Tony Horton. But none of them hold a candle to this remarkable person.
I am fearfully made. You are wonderfully made. Why then wouldn’t we want to get and stay fit? Why wouldn’t we want to take care of this incredible gift of a body that He has entrusted to us? We should want to. We should strive to.
Everyone has their motivations for getting fit. Ranging from looking good and feeling better to recovering from injuries and preventing them, there are no shortage of reasons to get fit. I certainly have my motivations and they began in my youth.
The question “Should I weigh myself?” may not have a quick answer. On one hand, it can give you an objective benchmark. On the other hand, there are inaccrucies with some scales and even worse, it can play mind games with your motivation. Here are six factors that will help you decide the right answer for you.