This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Withings, part of Nokia. All opinions are 100% mine.
Years ago, my workout regimen consisted of lifting very light weights and doing hours of cardio. Hours. Of. Cardio. This, by the way, is my current definition of hell. The thing is, that style of working out didn’t suit me. I never was excited to hit the gym because those types of workouts were Snooze City to me. Further, I was never happy with how my body looked despite my workouts.
So last year, I made a change. I switched out my lighter weights for heavier weight training, and nixed the dreaded forever-long cardio and replaced it with HIIT workouts. In just a few months, I made so many more strides toward my goals of building strength and toning up that I swore off my former workout style for good.
Now, nearly a full year and a half after I made the switch, I am still feeling great doing my heavier lifting and hit workouts. This is the longest I’ve ever felt really good about my body. Crazy, isn’t it?
Let me just put on my Captain Obvious hat here for a minute, and say that while we all know that there are more important things than worrying about how you look, I think we can all agree that when you’re feeling good about yourself, it impacts everything. Your mood, your energy, your entire outlook on things just lifts. So I urge you, when you’re looking to make some healthy changes for a well-rounded life, focus not so much on the numbers on the scale, but how you feel. That truly is the most important.
That being said, Withings, part of Nokia recently reached out to ask me to test out their Body Cardio scale. Now, truth be told, I’m not big into keeping track of my weight just due to the fact that years ago, when I used to keep track of my weight, it would drive me bananas because one day I would weigh one thing, and the next day I would be up eight pounds, and the day after, I would be three pounds below what I’d started at two days prior. It was madness! Like I’ve said, I’m more concerned with how I feel rather than the numbers on the scale, but, upon checking out the Body Cardio scale, I decided to give it a try because this one offers so much more than showing your weight.
It connects with Health Mate, an app you download to your phone that offers a full run-down of your body composition (weight, body fat and water percentages, plus muscle and bone mass), as well as exclusive cardiovascular health insights (pulse wave velocity and standing heart rate). The app also doubles as an activity tracker, and can count your steps for you, the number of calories burned, the distance you’ve run or swam, and lots more. In addition, the Body Cardio is seriously the thinnest, most advanced scale I’ve seen. Bulky scales, be gone! This one is sleek and modern - truly a functional yet beautiful scale, if there ever was such a thing.
Overall, I’m impressed with how much functionality the Body Cardio scale and app have together. It’s so much more than just a scale, and for that reason, I’m psyched to keep incorporating it into my life as I continue on my health journey. If you’re interested in checking it out, they’re offering a 20% off coupon on Withings.com - just use coupon code 'WITH-HEALTH-1S27UA', which is good until 3/1/17, and not valid for Steel HR.
I’d love to know: Are you a numbers person? Do you care about weight? Do you use an activity tracker? How do you know when you are in good physical shape? Is it by how you feel, what you weigh, or another aspect?