Mel Gets Fit Tip #1: The Scale

I don't pretend to be a fitness and health guru. I'm just like any other women who's trying to get fit and be healthy. I'm not special; I don't have a fast metabolism, and I've never been naturally skinny; in fact, I'm predisposed to put on weight and carry most of it in my midsection. In August, I started a fitness and health journey. I've been on it for sixth months now and I've learned a lot in the process. I also don't pretend to think I'm "all that" and that I have the perfect body, not at all. I have a long way to go before I reach my ultimate goal, but I'd like to think I'm off to a good start.

I know there are a lot of women out there in the real world who are in the same boat as me, and who are interested in real tips on health and fitness. I decided to blog about things that have been working for me and things I've learned since starting my program.

One of the first things I've learned is that weight loss and fitness is not about the number on the scale. Since staring my program in August, I've actually only lost 11 pounds according to my scale, but my body is 10x better looking than it used to be. In fact, when my mom was visiting a few weeks ago, I told her this and she was surprised it was only 11 pounds. 

Now, I'm not stupid, I know your weight is important to your health, but sometimes there are more things happening within your body and your mind that the scale cannot reflect. Yes, you need to track your weight, but it's also about how many inches you're losing and how good you're feeling. Even though I know this, I need to remind myself almost weekly because, I know, it seems like weighing yourself and tracking that number is the fastest and easiest way to know if you're hitting your goals, but just remember, there are more things to consider than just that three-digit number.

Leave a message and let me know what tips you're interested in me writing about :)

5 comments

  1. I'm interested! When I found out that my BMI was high enough that I could be considered for gastric bypass- I knew I had to do a lot of changing. So any advice you can offer is appreciated.

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  2. I'm interested in the workout routine and diet that you are doing!

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  3. Congrats...you look great. I would love info on your workout schedule and what you do at gym & your typical meals for the week.I have put myself in a rut since Thanksgiving...
    Thanks Linda

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  4. perhaps give a typical couple of days of your regimen

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  5. I am sooo excited for your tips, Melody!!!!! Consider me one of your fitness followers!!!

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