People seem particularly attached to what the numbers on thier scales tell them about how they’re doing in the gym. It is a good rough guide but it shouldn’t be the final word in their assessment of how they’re doing. I hover right around 112lbs these days but I can look very different depending on my muscle-to-fat ratio. There are times when I look a little blurry and times when I look tighter and more cut. Naturally, I strive for the latter. On the occasions when I’m blurry, I just increase the amount of cardio I’m doing and tighten up the diet a little. I never get very far out of range so the changes I have to make aren’t terribly hard….an extra half hour of cardio several times a week and I say bye bye to my favorite vice…Potato chips…for a while. It’s not that I’m crazed by an out of whack muscle-to-fat ratio, It’s just easier to address it when the adjustments I have to make are small…lil tweaks and not radical changes. See, I’m lazy. I’m not interested in putting in the time and effort it would take to deal with large swings in my weight or the look of my physique. In both of the above photos, I weigh just about 112lbs. To be accurate, I weigh a little more than 112lbs but a little less than 113lbs. See what I mean? I’m heading to the beach for Spring Break so it’s time to make friends with the treadmill and drop kick the Ruffles into the trash…got to have the right muscle-to-fat ratio when I’m strolling on the sand!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall