So here we are. I took this photo on July 7, 2014. I started a black girls workout challenge. I kept up with the challenge the first week. Then I fell off . The first week I dropped down to 198lbs which is a plus. Today is July 21, 2014 and I pretty much am doing my own thing.I am kind of in a period of transition. I love the way I look now, but I want to improve my eating habits and workout routine.Body weight is strongly correlated with illness. As you get older your body takes longer to bounce back from illness. Having healthy habits of eating right and moving more can help to improve your ability to bounce back from illness.
According to the BMI chart (click here) I am consider overweight. I have a goal to reach between 165-172lbs to be consider normal. DISCLAIMER: THE BMI CHART IS ONLY ONE FACTOR RELATED TO RISK FOR DISEASE. SOME PEOPLES BMI WILL BE HIGHER DUE TO MUSCLE MASS OR OTHER FACTORS. TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT WHAT YOUR BMI MEANS AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR RISK TO OTHER ILLNESSES. THIS IS THE TOOL I USE TO TELL WHERE I STAND . THERE ARE OTHER TOOLS, BUT THIS ONE IS QUICK, EASY, INEXPENSIVE, AND ANYONE CAN DO IT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Looking at my picture you can tell that I have some muscles going on and if I stayed in the 180s I would not complain.
When it comes to health, the media portrays health by what you look like on the outside. I want to challenge the way you think about health.
In the media health is seen as a female with a slim figure and tone arms, legs, and butt. Males are portrayed as lean and built with muscles. They portray weight loss as the only thing that matters is what the scale says, but there is so much more to health then a number on the scale. Open any magazine and you will see advertisements that sell you crap just to get you to the number you want on that scale. No one wants to talk about how that crap your eating effects your body.
In summary, this journey is a lifestyle in developing better eating patterns and obtaining more activity. Eating fresh food, cooking at home, and incorporating more fruits and vegetables are examples of how you can develop these eating habits. Along with eating better, getting plenty of activity adds a extra punch and guess soon you will have a nice body as a added bonus!