A few months ago I decided to get my BMI and body fat analyzed and and it came to my attention that I had high body fat. This is not something that I really like to admit because I know where the problem stems from, my obsession with sweets. I absolutely cannot resist cookies, chocolate, muffins and most everything that tastes delicious and is bad for us. I’m a skinny fat, a person that is relatively skinny but has a high percentage of body fat. Saying that out loud or rather writing it for the whole world to see feels very naked, I feel exposed, like someone knows a dirty little secret about me. But the point of putting it out there was more for me than for you. Because now everybody knows and now I feel compelled to do something about it.
Having a high percentage of body fat is all about what you eat. When you go to the gym and you workout regularly and you eat the right foods but somehow you still can’t shred those muscles, that’s all diet. I remember reading that what you look like is determined by how much you workout and how what you eat but it’s 80% of what you eat and 20% working out. That just goes to show you how important your diet really is.
So while I’m a size 4, don’t you dare roll your eyes, I still want to lose 5 pounds. BUT the 5 pounds that I want to lose is body fat. So I’m determined to eat right, even though I just took a bite out of a chocolate chocolate-chip cookie literally 3 minutes before I wrote this. But in my defense I did eat a super delicious bowl of hot oatmeal with fresh cranberries and raisins for breakfast!
I’m determined to eat right for the next 30 days and lose some body fat. Toning up and looking amazing in a swimsuit would be a huge bonus but I’ll just focus on the nutrition for now. To help me with this fitness challenge I decided to push my limits and try the Insanity Asylum workout, a 30-day gut wrenching fitness plan that’s supposed to be life changing. I already tried all of the workouts and by tried I mean I worked through them to exhaustion and then crawled into the shower to wash the shame away.
So far I haven’t had any lunch but I’m going to try to be good and have a soup and a salad. Yes, that’s wishful thinking but at the very least I’m not going to consume any candy for lunch. Wish me luck!