Happy Birthday to myself, it’s been a great year being 21 now it’s a new chapter in my life, and I want to make it the best! Thank you god for allowing me to see this day! Happy 22nd to me! #Morelife 🙏🏽🌺 📸 credits: @te3ell_
Posed up on this white wall like I’m trying to be a fitness model, but hey- I’m not. I’m me. I’m human. & it’s been some months of inconsistent working out & silly eating for me... I feel bleh because I know what it’s like to feel good. Though, outside looking in, I still get the response from others, "you're so fit! gimme your abs. your body omgsh, etc." I do not say that to boast, but to explain. To explain the importance of fat loss. Aka: body fat %.
When people start their fitness journey its common to focus on the scale, but that only tells part of the story... ‘Weight loss’ is just that: loosing weight. Obvi the number on the scale will go down. However, you may be losing both fat & muscle mass and in the end, your body fat % may not change significantly. This is what some people call "skinny fat."
‘Fat loss’ refers to the loss of body fat. This may not show on the scale because as you lose body fat, you gain muscle mass. Even though the scale may not change much, your body fat % will drop & your measurements will decrease. This gives you the leaner, "toned" physique.
So, I like to encourage fat loss over weight loss. Once you get your body fat % down, you can then maintain your figure easier. & in doing so, I don’t deliberately have to workout 24.7 like people seem to think so. I make decent food choices 75% of the time & rely heavily on my supplements to help me in perserving the muscle mass that I do have while my life may be out of whack or I’m just not on my game for some days. Life ain't perfect, but not giving up wins every single time.
When you look in the mirror or try on your clothes, its not your scale that you see, it's your bangin' physique. Focus on building muscle and decreasing body fat. In order to do so, just start somewhere!!! Start eating less calories than you burn, always eat enough protein because it provides the building blocks for the muscle we want to build & preserve. And last, lift weights!! Resistance training while in a caloric deficit supports the maintenance of muscle mass & encourages fat loss instead.💪🏼