It’s very easy to get caught up with the number on the scale as week as this challenge progresses. For obvious reasons it is the yardstick by which we measure success when trying to get in shape. “Weight loss” is what we aim for because it is a tangible, easily quantified result. But it’s not the only number at work when you are trying to get in shape or lose weight. Have you ever seen a lb of muscle? How about a lb of fat? They sound the same but the reality is that muscle is much more dense than fat and takes up far less room at the same weight. Which means that when you had a week like I did where you were sick and missed 4 days of exercise yet showing some lower measurements despite gaining weight, it’s nothing to freak out about.
|12/31||40.25″||38″||43 1/2″||R:11 1/2″ L:12″||R:16 1/4″ L:16 1/2″||R:26″ L:25 3/4″|
|1/7||39″||36 3/4″||42 1/2″||R:11 1/2″ L:12″||R:16″ L:16 1/4″||R:25 1/2″ L:25 1/2″|
|1/13||38 3/4″||36 1/4″||42 1/4″||R:11″ L:11 3/4″||R:15 3/4″ L:16 1/4″||R:25 1/4″ L:25 1/2″|
|1/20||38 1/2″||36″||42″||R:11″ L:11 1/2″||R:15 3/4″ L:16 1/4″||R:25″ L:25 1/4″|
|1/27||38″||35 3/4″||42″||R:11″ L:11 1/2″||R:16″ L: 16″||R:24 3/4″ L:24 3/4″|
This week I am back in business! I am still fighting this sinus thing but I refuse to let it keep me from working out any longer. It felt so good to workout this morning after 4 days off and I only used 7 tissues during my 50+ minutes of exercise!
This morning my face was still red after my shower! Not being able to breathe through your nose really is a challenge. Let’s just call it a healthy glow.
The Omron pedometer has been a great tool to motivate me and make sure I am getting enough movement in each day. I also really love the badges you can earn in the Omron Fitness dashboard. Totally makes me aspire to get the next one!
I can’t wait to try out the Omron strapless heart rate monitor!
Do you workout when you are sick? How do you know when enough is enough, or when to get back into it? For my previous posts about this challenge visit:
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