I’m not a huge fan of the scale. In fact, I kinda hate it, almost as much as I hate counting calories. To be honest, I don’t even own one and I don’t know how much I weigh. *rebel*
When I start actively weighing myself, I become SUPER obsessive & a number on a digital screen starts to dictate my entire life. It’s a total buzzkill & I don’t need that kind of negativity in my life. No one does! Plus, how much you weigh doesn’t necessarily determine how “in shape” or “fit” you are. There are SO many factors that can affect your health, so basing your overall health & fitness level on an insignificant number is a NO.
So instead of stepping on that depressing little square once a week, I’ve been tracking my physical health through body composition.
If you don’t know what that means, let me break it down for ya.
Basically, testing your body composition means testing how much fat you have on your body in comparison to how much muscle you have. Testing body composition (or body fat %) is definitely becoming a new trend & people are ditching the scale because of it.
Testing my body fat % regularly not only tells me where my body is at, but I can then figure out where I need to step up my fitness game and where I need to stay consistent. Basically, it’s a pretty honest (and MUCH needed) reality check.
I’ve talked about my love for fitness trackers several times (I literally swear by them) & I never leave the house without it because I like to be totally in the know about my activity for the day. I’m a little bit of a control freak I guess. LOLz.
But the InBody Band is different than most fitness trackers.
Most fitness trackers are all the same…tracking steps, your activity, calories, heart rate, and sleep. Obviously, all very important components of a person’s physical health, but the InBody Band goes an extra mile.
Wearable body composition testing.
A body fat tracker right on your wrist. WHAAAT?! Yeah, it’s a real thing & I’m loving it.
There are a few different ways to measure body fat, but each device is either bulky/ugly or way out of my price range (aka THOUSANDS of dollars). The InBody Band solves that issue by being small enough to fit on your wrist and it costs no more than any other fitness tracker. Plus, it’s ACCURATE, which is so important for a fitness tracker.
AND it’s really easy to use. You can watch a video on how it works here.
I’ve been using my InBody Band to track my workouts a lot lately. It’s been so motivating, which I NEED. Because sometimes, staying in bed, not putting on pants, & eating pizza sounds A LOT better than getting drenched in sweat. But what else is new?
So it really helps me stay ACCOUNTABLE. Whether you have a fitness tracker or a workout partner or just yourself, accountability is key when it comes to working out.
And on the same topic of accountability, since my hip is fully recovered, I’m diving into my New Years resolution to try different types of fitness activities and so far I haven’t been disappointed. My love for group fitness classes was re-established after I tried out this strength training class at a women’s fitness studio in West Hollywood.
I forgot how amazing group fitness classes are. SO encouraging & they really get those endorphins flowing! And I’ll definitely be wearing my InBody Band throughout every class.
Anyway, that’s my little tidbit for the day.
What are methods you use to stay accountable with your fitness goals?!
+ This post is in collaboration with InBody, and all ideas and opinions are my own.