Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Muscle vs. Fat

Did you know that the scale is NOT a good indicator of progress? Yeah, it is nice to see those numbers going down, BUT the human body is a complicated thing. When you begin a workout program, along side a healthy eating plan, you are going to be nourishing your body AND be building muscle all while burning fat. Your body is probably going to be a little confused at first. That is a good thing! The scale might be going up, but your clothes fit better. How does that happen? Here is a great article by Chalene Johnson that gives you some reasons to IGNORE the scale this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=why_the_scale_goes_up_when_you_start_a_new_workout_plan

Photo: Did you know that the scale is NOT a good indicator of progress? Yeah, it is nice to see those numbers going down, BUT the human body is a complicated thing. When you begin a workout program, along side a healthy eating plan, you are going to be nourishing your body AND be building muscle all while burning fat. Your body is probably going to be a little confused at first. That is a good thing! The scale might be going up, but your clothes fit better. How does that happen? Here is a great article by Chalene Johnson that gives you some reasons to IGNORE the scale this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=why_the_scale_goes_up_when_you_start_a_new_workout_plan

If you are exercising regularly and continuing to eat right, you WILL continue to lean out.  Keep this photo and these thoughts in mind when the scale isn't making you happy. Muscle is MUCH leaner than fat...it weighs the same but is much more dense, so it will take up far less space!

If you are exercising regularly and continuing to eat right, you WILL continue to lean out. Keep this photo and these thoughts in mind when the scale isn't making you happy. Muscle is MUCH leaner than fat...it weighs the same but is much more dense, so it will take up far less space!

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