I have a confession. I am overweight. Shocked? Why? Because I am skinny? Because I am a size 0? I have on my body and that is normal, but the amount of fat I have on my body is not healthy. My fitness goal is to be healthy. It started a few years ago when I walked into the Y for work and before my class I stepped on our scale there and it told me my body fat percentage was high, how high? So high it said I was borderline obese. It was that day I decided to start running and taking it seriously. Fast forward to two weeks ago when my boys bought me a scale for Mother's Day that not only told me my weight, but also my BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage. I THOUGHT I was doing good and was a normal body fat and BMI. Imagine how shocked I was to see the high percentage of body fat I had! So what is the difference between body fat percentage and BMI? Body fat percentage calculates how much of your weight is considered fat and I am almost sure everyone has seen the BMI chart. Based on the calculation of your height and weight you look at the chart and find the higher the number the more at risk you are to developing weight-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, heart attacks, etc. So while you may look skinny and healthy, that may not be the case at all. So when I told my friends last night (Hi Jen and Prince!) that I was overweight they thought I was joking. People who are skinny are not always healthy. How can this happen? More cardio than weights. Some people, especially women, do not lift enough weights. Some people do not have time to add more to their workout. Some people think they just need to lose weight and they will be healthy. Some people, women, believe lifting weights will make them bigger. The truth is the more muscle you have the more calories you burn. So muscles are good! Now that I know I am overweight I am going to be lifting more to get this number where it needs to be.