The Scale is Broken....

2017-10-15

When we were born, we were put on a scale. The following years after, our pediatrician drew our weight on a chart. We were wired to rely on the scale to measure our health. Our food intake was measured by the size of our plates or the nutrition “facts” on food labels. Our lives are measured in many ways, but does one size fit all? You tell me, are we all the same shape or size? It’s no secret we are all different.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should all measure ourselves in certain circumstances. We won’t improve if we don’t know our base lines, and there is always room to progress, whether it be in your career, health or relationships.

“What we don’t measure, we don’t work on” – Melinda Gates

However, I don’t think we should place our personal dimensions in a category such as “average”, “below average”, or “above average”. We are different; shouldn’t we focus on where we are personally and how to improve from there?

I HATE THE SCALE! SO,
Throw out the scale, it is the worst measurement of all. The scale gives you one number. It does not tell you how much of that number is made up of lean muscle, water or fat. So you could be a very thin person made up mostly of fat, or you could be a heavier set person made up mostly of lean muscle. Not knowing your body composition could sabotage your fitness goals and your health and not only that your day!

Watching members weigh themselves before their workout and then the negative self talk that ensues all because of a number. It's a number. It doesn't tell the real story. Five pound weight gain over night does not mean you gained 5 pounds of fat. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. Once a month we experience unkind acts upon our body. It's life, deal with it. Looking in the mirror is by far a better indicator of where you are at. Pants getting a little tight, then dial it in. You know what you have or have not been eating and drinking.

While it’s important to focus on how you feel to progress in health and fitness, you still need to know your baseline. And from a physiological standpoint, you need to know what you’re made of to better establish how you should go about your fitness and nutrition plan. Luckily, there is a better way to find out that baseline other than the scale, and Crossfit Meridian will be using the InBody to make breakthroughs in clients results. The Inbody 570. This machine is sophisticated and will tell you just what you are consisted of, all the way down to how much muscle you have in your right arm compared to your left. The best part is, it does not draw you on a chart or recommend where you should be based on your age group, it provides ideal ranges for your specific body.

Like I said, throw out the scale and sign up to get your body composition analyzed.

When we were born, we were put on a scale. The following years after, our pediatrician drew our weight on a chart. We were wired to rely on the scale to measure our health. Our food intake was measured by the size of our plates or the nutrition “facts” on food labels. Our lives are measured in many ways, but does one size fit all? You tell me, are we all the same shape or size? It’s no secret we are all different.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe we should all measure ourselves in certain circumstances. We won’t improve if we don’t know our base lines, and there is always room to progress, whether it be in your career, health or relationships.

“What we don’t measure, we don’t work on” – Melinda Gates

However, I don’t think we should place our personal dimensions in a category such as “average”, “below average”, or “above average”. We are different; shouldn’t we focus on where we are personally and how to improve from there?

I HATE THE SCALE! SO,
Throw out the scale, it is the worst measurement of all. The scale gives you one number. It does not tell you how much of that number is made up of lean muscle, water or fat. So you could be a very thin person made up mostly of fat, or you could be a heavier set person made up mostly of lean muscle. Not knowing your body composition could sabotage your fitness goals and your health and not only that your day!

Watching members weigh themselves before their workout and then the negative self talk that ensues all because of a number. It's a number. It doesn't tell the real story. Five pound weight gain over night does not mean you gained 5 pounds of fat. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. Once a month we experience unkind acts upon our body. It's life, deal with it. Looking in the mirror is by far a better indicator of where you are at. Pants getting a little tight, then dial it in. You know what you have or have not been eating and drinking.

While it’s important to focus on how you feel to progress in health and fitness, you still need to know your baseline. And from a physiological standpoint, you need to know what you’re made of to better establish how you should go about your fitness and nutrition plan. Luckily, there is a better way to find out that baseline other than the scale, and Crossfit Meridian will be using the InBody to make breakthroughs in clients results. The Inbody 570. This machine is sophisticated and will tell you just what you are consisted of, all the way down to how much muscle you have in your right arm compared to your left. The best part is, it does not draw you on a chart or recommend where you should be based on your age group, it provides ideal ranges for your specific body.

Inbody270: The First Look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXmD5mD_jH8