did you do something today for yourself? To love yourself, your mind , body and spirit? we often think of valentines day as a day for lovers, but why not make it a day to love yourself? Pamper yourself, Get a massage, get in an extra workout ( simply because you can) get your toes done, or simply sit back and read a book. There are many ways to love yourself, and treat yourself in a loving way. So often we do things to our bodies that are not good, not loving, so why not take a day to love yourself? and if you're reading this after the big day?? No biggie, do something this weekend for YOU!
I did something good for myself today. I got TANKED. I wanted to know, once and for all , what my body fat % really was. Because of my loose skin, I can not do the pinch test, it wouldnt be accurate. and the thing that you squeeze at the gym ,isnt all that accurate either. ( Hmm, but mine wasnt too far off) but still. I wanted to have the most accurate testing available to me. I was hoping for 20% see chart :
Body Fat Percentage Categories
Classification Women (% fat) Men (% fat)
Essential Fat 10-12% 2-4%
Athletes 14-20% 6-13%
Fitness 21-24% 14-17%
Acceptable 25-31% 18-25%
Obese 32%+ 25%+
the first % is woman, second % is male. as I said, I wanted 20% I got 23% . As you can see from the chart above, I am considered "fitness status" Should be fabulous, I should be jumping for joy, but knowing that I wanted "athlete status" I am not jumping for joy. I need to lose 6 pounds of fat to be where I want to be.
I have my work cut out for me <3
But with that said, I am still VERY happy with what I have done, and where I am at. VERY VERY happy. I am good. I have a healthy HAPPY heart.
On a very bright side note, I was at the grocery store yesterday morning, and a stranger ( male) came up to me and said " I just have to tell you, you are beautiful " I said " thank you very much, that is so sweet" he said " no need to thank me for telling the truth " when he walked away, another man who was standing there and overheard it all said " Its true" Thank you BOTH , strange men at the grocery store. I Heart You ......
Speaking of Heart you. I leave you with a picture from Saturday night and my dinner that I made for my husband for our Valentines Day celebration .