I’ve decided I’m a skinny fat person. I had never heard this term, until recently, when it was used to describe Mischa Barton, but I think it applies to me too. Essentially a skinny fat person is someone that is of normal weight, or even a bit underweight, but they are “fat” because they have a high percentage of fat for their weight. So while their weight may be envious to others, they may not actually be that healthy. A skinny fat person doesn’t have a lot of muscle tone, and since muscle weighs more than fat, that could also explain how someone can have a lower weight than someone of the same height that does have a lot of muscle. I’ve always been at a normal weight, and assumed if I wasn’t overweight that I was healthy, but now I know that’s not necessarily the case. Even though I haven’t had an actual body fat test, I just don’t feel that healthy.
My problem is pretty simple – I don’t work out enough. When I worked at the Medical Spa, I was so exhausted from standing all day that I went to the gym once the entire time I worked there! I told myself standing was exercise, but I knew I was kidding myself. Now I’ve been going to the gym more, and usually just lift weights when I go. That helps with building muscle, but I’m missing the other key to exercise – cardio!!! I did 45 minutes of fast walking on the treadmill yesterday, and my goal is to do weights and as much cardio as I can. I just need to stop being lazy!! I want to see what a difference I can make if I actually stick to a good exercise plan.
I also have really high cholesterol. UGH! I try to eat well, and know what I “should” eat, but since I don’t cook, that makes it challenging. I am curious if I start doing cardio every day if that will help with my ridiculous cellulite issue. Or is losing weight the only way I will get rid of the cellulite? I’ll keep you posted! Update, read my Gowear Fit review, which is about a calorie counting device to help you lose weight.