It’s been a wild weather week countrywide, but we’ve been especially lucky at Fit Camp and haven’t been affected too much. Just a few mats not staying in place has been the worst of it.
Thank you for your comments, feedback and reflections after last week’s post about our wonderful friend Kay. I am very touched by quite how many of you chose to comment and reply, thank you.
The funeral was yesterday and she was remembered by 10 of the Fit Camp community. Thank you to all of you who attended.
This week I want to share one of the topics I’ve been doing some live videos about on Facebook over the past few weeks.
And it’s how to measure your progress without resorting to the scales.
I know I talk about this a lot, but for as long as I see people who only judge their progress by their weight I shall continue to beat this drum.
Here’s some other ways that you can measure your progress from sustained changes to food and/or exercise. Do it together and you’ll see even more progress, more quickly.
- Clothes fitting – obvious but a good reminder
- Shoes slipping off – yes, feet get smaller as you lose body fat.
- Rings getting looser or the joy of getting a wedding ring back on.
- Pendants on necklaces hanging lower down your chest.
- Your arms touching more of your body when you’re standing still.
- Legs not rubbing so much when you walk.
- Improved sleep. Not necessarily longer, but better quality.
- Improved appetite management.
- Improved digestion. Less sluggish, more regular.
- Improved skin condition.
- Improved moods.
- Improved or removed PMS.
- Improved or removed hot flushes.
- Prolonged energy.
- Improved stamina in exercise duration and effort.
- More able in exercises. I hear a lot about mountain climbers being easier…
- Unexplained running for buses, trains, upstairs and escalators!
- Stronger, like putting full shopping bags on counter with one arm not two.
- Muscle definition.
- Quicker recovery after exercise.
- Reduced blood pressure.
- Reduce resting heart rate.
- Improved peak flow readings for asthma sufferers.
- Reduced visceral fat (internal fat reading)
- Low metabolic age (from body composition scales reading)
- Improved PSA (prostate specific antigen)
- Improved aches and pains in joints.
Oh and there’s more and more…but as you can see there are many ways that daily, sustained effort to eating well and moving can really help with. Add in concerted exercise and you’re really giving yourself the best gift of all.
So this Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of health, fitness and wellness and do something for you that your tomorrow you will be thankful for.
If you want to see what Storm Dennis has in store for us on Sunday please do join us at 9am at Bearwood Recreation Ground, WInnersh for a 45 minute workout.
If he’s on full force it will be a no mat class, so please just turn up ready to workout with your gloves and water.
Have a great weekend.
No sunrise this week, but a rather nice moonrise on Saturday from Dinton Pastures in Winnersh.