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Why do you want muscles? Muscles snack on fat?

Why do you want muscles

I was asked by my wonderful hubby, “Why do you want muscles?” He said this after I mentioned my struggles, and talked about my love/hate relationship with the scale. He basically said he didn’t know why I was pushing myself so hard to build muscles. After which he said that there aren’t many women or women my age that half as much muscle that I have. It was his way of complimenting me and I appreciate it. He is very supportive of my fitness journey and tries to motivate me more than I realize. I should probably thank him more often for his continued support and encouragement.

Why do you want muscles?

Muscles vs fat just take a look at the above image, which one do you want more of? It’s not a trick question just the fat looks gross to me. From that point of view, I want less gross and more of the tight muscle. Did you know that muscle doesn’t weigh more than fat? One pound of muscle still equals one pound of fat. Muscle is denser than fat and takes up less room. Think of a box of limes that will be muscles, now think of a box of grapefruit that is fat.

Why do you want muscles?

Did you know that 3,500 calories = 1 lb of fat? So in order to lose 1 lb. of fat you’re going to have to burn 3,500 calories. So in theory, if you cut your calorie intake by 50o calories each day, in one week you could lose 1 lb of fat. Please note that calorie intake varies from person to person, and can be based on age, weight and activity level and then adjusted accordingly. If you are thinking of lowering your calorie intake you should consult your Dr. first.

Note that the whole 3,500 calories = 1 lb of fat are based on the average person with no health issues bearing to weight gain/weight loss. But it is a good place to start for the average person looking to lose fat.

Why do you want muscles?

I think that I’ve always thought that muscles look nice on both woman and men. I grew up working out with my dad, we had a home gym that was outside. Our neighbors would come over and we’d have a workout session, there were folks lifting, folks using the punching bag and others waiting their turn. I always joined in I especially loved the punching bag & speed bag. It’s what I grew up seeing so naturally, it’s something I’ve grown interested in. I think the older I’ve gotten the more interest I’ve shown.

My fitness journey includes and sometimes revolves around weight lifting. Building muscle and losing as much fat as I can is my goal. I am a scale junky though and need to learn to put the scale away, it’s not always the numbers that matter. I am learning that a little at a time. Baby steps are better than no steps, right?

Follow me on my fitness journey, learn about my low carb lifestyle, and see some of the workouts I am currently doing to build the muscles I so desire. Follow me socially as I share daily motivations, goofy gym selfies, and occasionally I share a selfie of a new muscle that might have shown up. Just look for DebGettingFit47 on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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