How to Change the Shape of Your Body. Losing Weight is not the goal.
Does what you weigh really matter?
Would you rather weigh a 125lbs and be a size 12 or weight 140 lbs and be a size 6.
Truth on Weight Loss,Dieting,and Working Out.
I think that most of us would agree we’d rather weigh more a wear a smaller size. This maybe a new concept to many women out there but it is an important one that we grasp. You really don’t care how much you weigh as much as how you look in a swim suit or your favorite black dress right?
Best Fitness Strategy.
So when you begin to work out and get into shape to lose weight it’s important to keep your real goal as the most important goal. For most people that are going to be working out and getting into shape their goal is just that to “get into shape“, however many people say they want to lose weight.
Did you know a women can actually reduce the size of her body and stay the same weight or actually gain pounds. And this is better than losing weight. Why is it better? It is better because pounds of fat and pounds of muscle burn calories. The more pounds a person weights the more they can eat and stay the same size.
Reasons Muscle is Better than Fat.
Muscle weighs more than fat, is more compact than fat and burns more calories than fat. Think of it like this a pound of muscle is the size of an orange while a pound of fat is more like the size of a grapefruit. If you have 10 grapefruits they will take up more space than 10 oranges. Also the 10 oranges of muscle taking up less space burn more calories than the same 10 pounds of fat.
So if you have just started working out it is better to measure yourself than rely on the scale for proof of success. Measuring yourself is easy.
All you need is a measuring tape, you can pick on up anywhere that sells fabric. Then measure your waist (smallest part around your stomach area), lower waist (around your belly button), hips, thighs, bust, and biceps. Make a little chart write down the day and all your measurements. It is best to do this in the morning before eating or drinking to get the most accurate measurements. Measuring each week is a good idea. More than that and it’s easy to get discouraged.