excuse #10: “i’m not overweight or fat so what’s the point?”

excuse busted:

  • health matters, not just weight!  plus, beware: “skinny fat” folks appear to be thin on the outside, but have many health conditions similar to those who are overweight and obese.   nearly 30 million americans fall into this normal-weight obesity category – a scary number, given that often times due to their “thin-ppearance” many health problems such as high cholesterol, abnormally high body fat, high blood pressure, and increased heart risk often go undetected.
  • the benefits of exercise are not just limited to your outward appearance: studies have found a tight link between exercise and its effect on treating depression, reducing stress, and improving overall quality of life.  call it nature’s anti-depressant or whatever you’d like, but moving your bum is a major component of a having well-oiled noggin’.
  • it’s not just about you. especially if you have little ones, it’s important that you set a good example of living a healthy, balance lifestyle which includes being active and eating healthy.  you may not be overweight, but due to drastic changes in food and lifestyle, the obesity rate among little ones has tripled in the last forty years.  so whether it be your family or your friend that might need a little encouragement, living healthy is all around good for everyone…including you.

[have more ideas on creative ways to bust this excuse – share with fellow fitbookers and comment below]

read the entire excuse buster series here! 
have an excuse we missed? do tell and we’ll bust it!

your sharp shooter,


2 Responses to “excuse #10: “i’m not overweight or fat so what’s the point?””

  1. 01.06.11 at 9:28 pm

    Great article. Very informative.

  2. 2 mattjdre
    08.03.11 at 12:18 am

    I don’t believe I’m overweight, but I constantly feel like it’s a struggle to reach that perfect number on the scale. So, if I accept my weight, fat % and measurements, the next question seems to be…what’s the point of exercising and keeping track of it in my FitBook…I think the answer is here! Exercise and eating well are both essential to living a long and healthy life. Regardless if you do or do not have friends to encourage you and hold you accountable on this journey, you do have FitBook to hold yourself accountable. To celebrate the milestones and reward the successes!! Just today I read an article out by FitSugar: http://www.fitsugar.com/How-Maintain-Weight-Loss-18160513 it talked about how rewards and reminding yourself are two ways to help you maintain weight loss and I believe these two things go hand in hand with the FitBook!!

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