Skip to main content

Why I'm Not Trying to Lose Weight Right Now


     There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight if you are overweight or want to look more toned if you are already at a healthy weight. I actually wouldn’t mind if I lost more weight or had more defined abs. But I’m not focused on losing any more weight right now. 
Here is why:

     Right now, I am 5’4 and weigh 140 lbs which is a healthy weight for someone my height. I could try to lose more weight or try to lower my body fat percentage to look better. However, I don’t want to focus on losing any more weight right now. That is something I was focused on (and was at times obsessed with) for several years and I would rather focus on being healthy right now since I am at my goal weight.
                 What I’m Focusing On Instead:
Instead of trying to have a perfect body, I am focusing on being healthy. I do this by eating healthy food and working out 3-6 times a week.

          Why I'm Writing About This:
I am writing about this to inspire other people to be more body positive and focus more on maintaining a healthy weight vs. losing weight. Why? I hardly ever hear fitness influencers talk about maintaining weight. Normally, I hear about them trying to lose weight even if they are at a healthy weight already. (I understand that is their job, but I would to see fitness Instagramers and Youtubers focus more on being body positive.)
How To Figure Out What a Healthy Weight Would Be For You
If you are curious about what would be a healthy weight for you, check out the CDC’s bmi calculator and enter your height and weight: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html. This will give you a range of weights that could be healthy for your height. For example, for my height (5’4), the healthy weight range is between 108 lbs and 145 lbs. 
*Note: BMI is not completely accurate for everyone especially if you have a lot of muscle. However, the CDC’s bmi calculator will give you a good estimate of what is a healthy weight for you. 




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Inventory of Workout Guides and Meal Plans

Here is a little bit of information about the inventory of workout guides and meal plans I have:

1. Blogilates

The first guide I bought from Blogilates was the New Body Make Over meal plan.I loosely followed this in college when I needed to lose weight.

https://www.piit28.com/store/42Lz5q5ZOther guides I bought by Cassey Ho included her book Hot Body Year Round and PIIT 1.0. PIIT 1.0 sounded like a fun guide to try because I followed her on Youtube, but I never tried it because it involves jumping and I couldn't figure out how to make it apartment friendly. 2. Love Sweat Fitnesshttps://my.lovesweatfitness.com/collections/hot-body-guidesI have two workout guides (Hot Body Sweat Guide 1.0 and 2.0), a meal plan (The Hot Body Meal Plan), and a couple of recipe guides including the Guiltless Nutrition Lifestyle and Recipe Book and the first Guiltless Nutrition Guide (not pictured) Katie Dunlop came out with. I have done the Hot Body Sweat Guide 1.0 a few times, but didn’t finish 2.0 …

Why I Haven't Posted Recently

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but I haven't posted on either one of my blogs for over a month. Looking back at both pages, I haven't posted on ABCTE Teacher since the beginning of May and I haven't posted on Fitness and Books since late April.
      To be honest with you, there isn't much to update. I went back to work, but it hasn't gone as expected. I am working very few hours because of the Coronavirus. My unemployment has also been pending since I went back to work at the end of May. I'm still trying to get that fixed right now and looking into finding a second job if I need to.
     Not much has changed on the health/fitness side of things either. I have been creating my own workouts and trying them out since I became certified in March. But right now I'm taking a break to try/learn from a workout guide I bought a few years ago and never tried. It is by Jess Massey who used to be a personal trainer a few years ago, but now owns anot…

How I'm Furthering My Education Since Becoming a Personal Trainer

Since becoming a certified personal trainer in March, I have had extra time on my hands. Three weeks to be exact. This has given me time to take multiple classes. I’m actually almost done with my recertification classes that aren’t due for two more years. This is what I have been working on lately:
1. I took a couple of classes about becoming an online personal trainer. The day after I became certified, I watched a webinar by NPE called How To Lead Your Business through COVID-19. This workshop talked about how to move your fitness business online as gyms were starting to get closed throughout the country. I also took a 3 day masterclass called How to Transition to Online Fitness Coaching by Amanda O’Mara on Facebook. It gave me a lot of ideas and tools I could use to start a new business. Right now I’m just not sure if I want to start a business. I’m still trying to decide.
2. I have finished almost 4 recertification classes. Even though I don’t have to take recertification clas…