This submit seems as a part of our More healthy 2021 sequence, during which we observe three WebMD crew members as they attempt to enhance their well being this yr. You’ll be able to observe their journeys here.
By Mark Spoor
I am a phrase man. You’ll be able to in all probability surmise that since I am an editor right here at WebMD. However I additionally take pleasure in numbers, which comes from my lifelong love of sports activities. Rising up, I used to be that child who at all times knew the stats of each participant on his favourite crew.
Yup, I used to be, and nonetheless am, fairly the geek.
This week, I’ve memorized some stats about myself. And these figures each shocked me and gave me a little bit bit of additional motivation as I entered the final week of my first month on this journey.
When Invoice and I began this journey, Dr. Bruni Nazario, a member of the medical crew right here at WebMD and our medical advisor, inspired us to every get a biometric scale. Mainly, you step on this factor and it not solely offers you your weight, but in addition your physique mass index (BMI), your water weight (MUCH greater than I believed), your physique fats proportion, and your muscle mass.
I’ve by no means actually been into weighing myself, even after I was on different health journeys. I used to be by no means actually involved with the quantity. So long as I felt higher and my garments match higher, I believed that I used to be in all probability heading in the right direction — and that was adequate for me.
Plus, if I am being trustworthy, I used to be in all probability afraid of the quantity I used to be going to see if I did weigh myself, so it was seemingly a case of me wanting to stay blissfully unaware.
However Dr. Bruni stated that it is essential to know the place you stand. Invoice, my fellow “Healthier 2021” journeyer, was actually gung-ho concerning the concept, too. (You already know these cheer dads — they’re gung-ho about the whole lot!) So final weekend I discovered myself at a neighborhood retailer choosing one up.
I will not provide the specifics about what I noticed after I stepped on my new scale, however suffice to say, a few of them shocked me and a few, uh, did not shock me. On the brilliant facet, although, I did discover out that I am making progress. I additionally realized about objectives I did not even know I wanted to have.