Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 16: Scale

"I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. 

And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. 

And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have."

- Woody Hayes

1/2 Cindy -10 Minute AMRAP of:
5 Chest to Bar pull-ups
10 Pushups
15 air Squats

5 rounds of: 
6 bench presses
15 Toes to bars
6 behind the neck snatch grip presses
15 back extensions

5 x 500 meter rowing with 3-5 Minutes rest between each set.

Stay away from the scale…

I started gaining strength in my training the day I decided that the scale wasn't going to be the dictator of the way I view myself. I think that way too many women view themselves only by their weight instead of the way they truly look or feel. In the last 3 years I gained a total of 10 pounds and my body composition changed a lot, but I am still wearing the same size. I am now a strong and confident woman.

Here is the challenge that I throw to most women who come train with me and want to gain strength: for 2 months, stay away from the scale. Eat good quality food and use supplements and focus on the way you perform instead of the way you look or what you weigh. You are going to feel good about yourself when you perform well and feel strong, and this goes way beyond a number on a scale. Plus if you gain weight because you gain muscle mass but lose fat, you might not notice since your clothing might still fit you. Muscle is more dense than fat!

By going away from the scale you allow yourself to be in control of the way you view yourself – not by your weight, but by the way you feel. Do not feel guilty about being heavier or smaller than the girl next door. Another thing to be conscious about is that 99% of people lie about their weight, but no one can hide the way they look and how confident they are.

True beauty comes from the inside, so step aside from the scale and create your own beauty.

By: Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet