Monday, April 21, 2008

1 Pound of Fat!
Above is a picture of 1 pound of fat. I know, It's gross to look at! I am posting this because it really made me stop & think about what was on my body and what is still on my body. I was carrying around 42 handfuls of THIS! Gross! I have to find tricky ways to give me motivation when I'm in a slump & this worked! A few months back, Brandon gave me the idea to go over to the free weight section and pick up a 40 pound weight... I did & it was HEAVY! I could hardly lift it and that felt awesome. This is a great way to see how far you've come. No wonder I used to have no energy with all of that extra weight glued to my body.

I also found this picture. The top is 5 pounds of fat and the bottom is 5 pounds of lean muscle. This is something I have been struggling with mentally. I weigh more than some people who are bigger than me & that drives me crazy! Brandon keeps telling me that the number on the scale doesn't mean anything... it's how your clothes fit & your measurements that count. He's right & this picture proves it. Fat is lighter but takes up way more space in your body. One of the personal trainers at the gym gave me a great visual for this... a towel is the fat and a stapler is the muscle. Obviously, the towel is lighter, but the stapler takes up much less space. The more muscle you have on your body = the more calories your body burns at rest. I'm all for burning more calories at rest, so I'm going to continue to pump iron!!!

Anyway, sorry for the boring post... this is just something that has been on my mind. It helped me to see the images so It might help you too!


Nikki said...

GROSS!!....and I love it!! Anything that can keep you focused is worth looking at=)

Jenn said...

I totally agree with you....I stopped weighing myself because it would just get me down. It's not about the weight, it's about the way that things fit and that they don't jiggle (sorry, but true!)...I love the visual of the fat!!
By the look GREAT!!!