I have had a lull the past week. By that I mean I have not really done any exercise in terms of running, swimming or classes. I find it really hard to keep on top of my fitness when I have had a stressful day. The silly thing is I know that doing exercise will make me feel great afterwards! The children and work/life balance is weighing on my mind so much, that I am just worn out come the evenings and I have been not motivated.
So I needed some motivation and got myself a new gadget. As you all know, I love my gadgets. I got some scales. Shock! Horror! I hear you say. Lots of people tell me off for looking at scales, but I couldn’t help but be intrigued with these scales. GearBest had a great sale on and so I grabbed these with both hands.
Scales are, apparantly, a bad thing to look at whilst you are trying to get fit because they do not account for fat that has turned into muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat and so on. But these wonderful marvels take all of that into consideration.
The motivation is: I can see where fat has turned into muscle. I am not put off when the scales say the same thing week after week. Which is what was happening to me at the start of the year. So focussed on weighing less that I hadnt considered it was that the weight was something different or had shifted.
Now not only can I see how much I weigh, what fat % I have. I can now compare it to the last time I weighed myself by using the very clever Bluetooth iOS app on my phone. It’s brilliant. The scales are Yunmai and look very stylish too. As soon as you stand on them it registers with the app and displays the information on both the scales and the app. You MUST have bear feet. The scales send electrodes around your body, from one foot to another in order to calculate your weight and body mass. Isn’t that just amazing?