Realizing the need for a healthy diet, proper exercise— and a positive mindset has allowed me to make realistic fitness goals for myself.
My fitness journey was not always smooth. There were some bad habits and misconceptions about my body that kept me from progressing. Realizing the need for a healthy diet, proper exercise– and a positive mindset has allowed me to make realistic fitness goals for myself. So, here are a few of my “mythconceptions.”
Mythconception 1: It’s all in the weight.
THEN: The weighing scale was the ideal measure of how “fat” I was.
There was a time in college, when I dropped down to 104 lbs. That was very much below my ideal weight, yet I seemed to think that I was happy. I was not exercising, and I was on my “see food” diet. Hey, I was still losing weight. Obviously, this would leave my friends in awe. My so-called skinniness did not last long. I noticed that I was experiencing muscle atrophy, which made me initially look slimmer, yet my body was starting to store fat as a response to my lack of regular meals. Soon enough, I was not only putting on the pounds, but also gaining inches.