Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Something About This Rubbed Me The Wrong

I'm not sure if it was the fact that this was posted on a group facebook page for the gym I frequent by a man.

I am not sure if it was the fact that only one type of body shape/fat percentage is consistently being exalted on that group page. 

I'm not sure if it was the fact that it undermined the fact that she obviously was in shape  and eating healthy prior and during to her pregnancies.

I'm not sure if its the fact that it undermines the trade-offs women are free  to make and the personal preferences each woman has regarding her appearance

It was probably a mix of all these things....

The picture features the beautiful Maria Kang - entrepreneur, fitness instructor, and mom. I googled her name and interestingly enough I wasn't the only one who felt that way...I don't necessarily agree with all of the points below but I found them interesting:

But others loved the image!

I went to her blog to her website to learn about her. She seems to have a caring heart - dedicated to her husband and kids - dedicated to stay healthy and fit. She says she didn't mean to cause such a stir....she hoped to be an inspiration.

She posted this updated picture..I think it catches her hopes better.

Do pictures of other fit ladies inspire you? I'm careful of the images/women that I pick to inspire me. I like to know that they are consistently eating well and working out.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Day I Broke Scale

I replaced my scale today. I've had it for about 3 years.
But, I had had the one before that for about 5 years. And one Sunday morning about 3 years ago, I stepped on the scale - just knowing that I was going to see progress after weeks of stalling - I was doing all I could and them some - but the scale hadn't budged.
I was so frustrated I stomped on the scale - really hard. And, the scale broke.
So...I went out to get a new one and I found a taylor scale that also measured body fat. Which I would now recommend to anyone...I really could see my progress as I got more toned in terms of body fat although the pounds may not always reflect a change. I could also better see how fluctuations happened with my hydration levels.
The body fat and water percentage functions on my old scale stopped working - and the height/age function started showing the wrong numbers. I began to worry that the weight would also be inaccurate too. I also replaced it with a new taylor scale that measures body fat. My new scale shows me 2 pounds heavier... :( Come on new scale...Couldn't you do make me lighter? ;)
Do you weigh yourself at home? Do you use a certain type of scale? Does it have a body fat function? 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I Blog Regularly In My Head

I've written dozens and dozens and dozens of posts in my head...

I don't seem to get those thoughts to "paper" (electronically) as much as I would like.

Maybe I should use the voice memo function on my phone more often to capture my thoughts and then transcribe them late?...