Friday, January 29, 2010

You Look Thinner!

I was minding my own business the other day when a colleague stopped me and said the words. I didn't particularly think that anyone would say these words to me, at least not for several months if at all.

My fitness goals don't really involve "losing weight". My goals are centered around performance in surfing and golf, my favorite sports in which to participate. I've really committed to my goals lately, thanks to my Twitter bud Lisa and her Twitter Trim Up Challenge.

Regardless, it was still nice to hear the words, "you look thinner", from someone that sees me every day. Cutting added salt from my diet is the likely culprit for such a quick result in my opinion. I haven't weighed myself so I don't actually know if I have lost any weight. Even if I did, I didn't weigh myself at the beginning of my TTUC program so I wouldn't be able to tell anyways.

I'm off to hit the surf right now to start off a meeting-filled day. Have a great weekend everyone!

How are you doing with your fitness goals?


Mike said...

Hey, don't get your readers confused, Apryl! You know good and well that "getting thinner" and "losing weight" aren't the same thing. Muscle is much heavier than fat; you can loose inches of fat while gaining pounds of muscle.

Most people will be happier, healthier, and more successful if they build their "physique" goals around losing inches rather than pounds.

Apryl DeLancey said...

You are absolutely right and that is exactly what I meant to allude.

When you're posting commentary at 5:00 am you're sometimes a little bit spacey. That's my excuse and I am sticking to it!

Mike said...

Well, on the bright side, you're obviously taking up less space than a few days ago. ;-)

Lindsay said...

I am horrible with eating whatever is there and whatever is convenient. What I eat will always be a bigger challenge for me than making sure to work out. Being active is natural to me, but so is eating a lot!

I have to start a food journal to help myself.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Good thing you're active! I know you're quite focused to so I think it is just a matter of making it a priority and you'll master the eating part.