Hope you, your loved ones and friends are staying healthy. Since we are spending more than normal time at home, where is your attention focused on.
During this very stressful and awkward time we are spending at home, there was something I wanted to ensure you understand.
I see it here at KALFIT all the time.
Someone has just joined us or is coming in for a reassessment and there’s the dreaded look when I ask them to step on the scale.
For so many people, that number has determined their mood, happiness levels, and even their personal value or worth for many years. You forget that it is only a number and should have no power to influence.
I actually preach detachment from the scale, but at the same time, it’s important to have numbers by which to track progress, and the scale is one of those numbers that gives us data just like your measurements and bodyfat.
One question that comes up a lot is why more weight isn’t lost when people are eating right and working out hard. There are a number of reasons, metabolism, gender, medications, etc.
Don’t get me wrong – when someone is significantly overweight, the scale should and will change drastically with the implementation of new and healthier habits.
But for many people, the scale is slow to move. It can be frustrating! But here’s why…
It’s a simple matter of density. No, muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat because a pound of fat and a pound of muscle will always weight the same.
It just so happens that muscle takes up a lot less space. In fact, fat can take up THREE times more space than muscle of the same weight!
We’ve seen clients gain 5 pounds while dropping two dress sizes, and they’re STOKED about that! We just finished our 1st nutrition challenge and our winner didn’t drop any weight real significant weight, however, she lost in inches in some areas while gaining size in others and reduced bodyfat. You see, its different for everyone.
Many factors can also play into what the scale says on any given day, including hydration levels, muscle glycogen levels, stress levels, and for women, time of the month.
So, if you’re feeling married to the number on the scale, be sure to take other body measurements, track clothing sizes, etc. because it is not the only measure of success!
Whether you’re struggling with time, an overall strategy, or you just feel clueless when it comes to what in the world to do, I got you.
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I cannot wait to connect with you.
If this is what you need to get results and keep them for life, I can’t wait to support you.
P.S. If for whatever reason you are not ready to talk, share, speak with someone; (CLICK HERE) and fill out our KALFIT Fitness survey, and I will get back to you ASAP.
Kipp – KALFIT Coach & Mentor
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