Shannon's motivational *LONG* speech (cause I needed to hear it myself)
This weekend I attended a Fitness Expo. I did a computerized bodyscan. The scan showed that I had "below average muscle mass for a woman" and a higher body fat percentage than I do in reality. The operator of this machine was Russian and we had a definite language barrier problem, so he was not understanding that I didn't agree with these results. Instead, he proceeded to tell me that I do too much cardio and need to add strength training to my regimen (PS...other than my #ocr races, I don't really do cardio and I've been lifting heavy for a few years now). He was insulting with his tone and his interpretation of my results. (Yes, @00sarahhh I am still a little salty).
I found another bodyscan (@inbodyusa, who is a prominent name in this business). My results were totally different and much more accurate. The operator of this one laughed when I told him what the other one said. He said he could look at me and know that the results were wrong. For some reason, I needed and seeked out this confirmation.
Y'all, here's my point. I knew those results were wrong. I do this for a living, I also know what I do for training. And in the grand scheme of things, this isnt about what those numbers said. This is about knowing yourself and not letting anyone or anything define you. Not the scale, not a bodyscanner, not others' opinions of you, not how you compare to anyone else, and not how many followers you have on social media. Be you, do what puts a smile on your face, be good to others, love with your whole heart, own up to your mistakes, and work to be the best possible version of yourself in every aspect of your life. If you do that, you'll know yourself through and through and you'll never need to seek a 2nd opinion or confirmation of who you are!
That's my 2 cents and the thoughts that ran through my head as I lifted all the heavy weight I could find today! 💪