Quote of the Day: “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.” ~ Voltaire

Song of the Day:  New Soul – Yael Naim & David Donatien

Exercise of the Day: Weight Training

Affirmation: “The things I do make the world a better place.”

Tip: The dreaded scale. We look at our bodies and our immediate judgment for ourselves comes from the number on the scale. The reality is though, that the scale tells us very little about the health and appearance of our bodies. If someone weighs 120lbs and doesn’t work out that persons body is not going to look the same or be as healthy as the person who weighs 130lbs and does work out. I know this for a fact actually, I used to weigh around 110lbs and as I got a little older the scale crept between 110lbs and 120lbs and I was working out but I wasn’t building muscle. Walking on a treadmill for 30 mins or 30 mins of elliptical wasn’t cutting it. My body needed weighted exercises. Now my body weighs in at 120lbs and it looks the best and my clothes fit the best they have in years. Why? Because I have gained muscle and I’ll say it again, muscles are longer and leaner than fat and so they improve your appearance and shape. When your shape improves your clothes fit better. So I actually weigh more than I did but it’s healthy weight since it is muscle. Talk to your doctor about the weight bracket you should be keeping for your height and age and adapt a weighted exercise program and healthy diet based on that. You will achieve your goals by gaining muscle. And stay off that dreaded scale eh?