To balance his energy:
SAMBA goes for walks twice a day.
To keep him in shape & socialized:
He runs and plays in the park
three times a week
Samba (Schnauzer) and
Batucada his friend
When you're going to the gym, eating well, and taking steps to improve your health , it's normal to want to track your progress and see the results. You might think that weighing yourself is the best way to measure that progress, but that's not always the case.
There are a number of reasons why it's not a good idea to fixate on the number on the scale . One easily forgotten reason is that your weight only indicates your body mass index (BMI), not your body composition, which is the amount of muscle versus fat you have on your body. Your body composition makes a huge difference in what you look like even though it can't be measured by the scale.
To the scale, a pound is a pound. Muscle does not weigh more than fat — but it does take up less space on your body, which is why you might look leaner after building muscle even if your weight doesn't change.
To demonstrate that, many women have shared photos on social media that show how building muscle can make you look leaner, even if you don't see a change on the scale.
At the start of my fitness journey, I remember placing so much emphasis on that number on the scale. Losing a few kgs meant the world to me and gaining was a terrible fear.
These days my approach could not be more different. I hardly ever weigh myself, and if I do it’s in hope that the scale will actually go up ( muscle gains 💪). How do I measure my progress? Besides taking progress pictures, my main benchmark is according to how I FEEL. I feel energetic, full of energy and confident- these are my main pointers of progress! So ladies, don’t let a pesky number on the scale dictate to you your self worth. It is not accurate, and can often hinder your progress. ⭐️⭐️
Osuna shows the scale can't account for your body composition. As she writes in her caption, she lost fat and gained muscle by hitting the gym , lifting heavy weights, and practicing intermittent fasting .
"When you build muscle and lose fat you may not notice much of a change in the scales but you will notice a big change visually and in your body measurements."
So ladies, don't rely on the scales as your main measure of progress! It's all about how you look and feel, not what you weigh! 💪🏽
You will not have much to cut later on when you hit a plateau and you don't see any progress anymore. I would suggest starting at 10% of your calorie intake caloric decrease per day for a few weeks. If you look at my progress on the pictures, it happened mostly because I changed my eating habits (and started to workout out). In 2015 my eating was a total mess. There were days I forgot about food (too much work and stress) or I could eat the whole box of donuts only for lunch. When I switched to linear calories intake per day my results rushed. And the consistency and regular eating was the key. If you are now at a very low calorie intake and you don't see progress, try to eat more. It may be a little bit difficult at the beginning, you may gain weight but when your body adjust to it, you will see only benefits 💁🏼♥️🤗
We can learn from each other, strengthen each other, and THRIVE TOGETHER. Empowered women empower women. But what do you think makes women so powerful in the first place?? Being EMPOWERED doesn’t mean you don’t struggle. It doesn’t mean you’re perfect and it sure as hell doesn’t mean you are without life’s challenges. No, STRUGGLES breed strength. Why am I rambling on about these things on a transformation post??
BECAUSE THAT IS MY BIGGEST TRANSFORMATION. These photos, to me, are simply a physical representation of all the ways I’ve changed and grown that matter SO MUCH MORE. In the YEARS between these photos, I truly empowered myself through fitness. Little by little I strengthened my self-love and self-confidence just as I strengthened my muscles. And it all began by simply making the decision to GET HEALTHY. When I started to care for myself and my body, I began to believe I was worth taking care of. If I can make a massive lifestyle change babes, so can you. Time to get on team with your goals and start seeing the power within yourself.🖤🙏🏼
At the end of the day, you shouldn't rely on your weight to measure your progress toward your fitness goals. Your weight don't really matter. What does matter is that you feel happy and healthy.
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