Some might dislike me for writing this post, but it is actually with good intentions and I think the majority of my readers are adults who are able to think for themselves. If you’re under 18, stop reading :)
When I started running last year I looked for a way to measure my progress and I came upon a great scale that I’ve really loved and that has taught me to not be bothered with my weight! After all I didn’t start running to lose weight, but it was part of my workout to get more fit. As scales are supposed to the scale shows weight, but more interestingly it also shows fat percentage and sends the data through wifi to your phone/computer/ipad. The scale allows you to track trends in your body composition changes over time—graphs and all—and you don’t even have to lift a finger to enter that data. Brilliant, right?
Obviously writing about a scale is very bad for a blogger, but this is when I will explain my good intentions. I think many girls are so obsessed with their weight and especially the number, but the number has very little to do with how your body looks like. It’s how much muscles and how healthy you are that actually matters.
If you just started working out as a new years resolution (well done you!) you might find you’re putting on weight. But don’t let that put you off lifting weights, it’s probably just muscles as muscles weigh more than fat. Although the fat percentage measurement might not be the best on the scale (I really don’t know but I wouldn’t be surprised if the little devices used on your tummy shows more accurate numbers), that really doesn’t matter as it’s not the number that should be important to you. As long as you see the number decrease, and your weight increase you know you are doing something right! My point is, forget about your weight (and BMI for that matter) and focus on getting more muscles on your body and feeling healthy instead :)
Of course I would have to include that no one should get obsessed about the percentage, we all have different body types and different bone structures and going overboards is never a good idea. This post is meant for adults who are just looking to measure their progress while working out :)
As far as I know there are two wifi scales on the market. One is Withings and have been around for years, and the other is Aria which is farely new. I checked up on reviews and it seems the Withings scale is better so that’s the one I bought last year for Monaco and the one I just purchased again to have in our new home gym in London. Both can be connected to gadgets like fitbit that counts steps and that sort of thing. I bought the first scale on Amazon, and the second scale in Apple Store :)