Tuesday, February 08, 2011
We did body fat analysis tonight at Y-Weight -- the first time I have ever had a reading done on me. I've never bought a body fat scale because I've heard they are inaccurate, and I never felt like doing all of the restrictive things that were required to have it done on the system they had at Miami. This was pretty easy, and it sounds fairly accurate given what my goal weight is and where I was when I was at that weight.
So, I am 32% fat. 48 pounds of me are fat. That's a lot. But I'm supposed to keep at least half of it, since it's not good for a woman to have a really low body fat percentage. I'm glad to have a baseline for the first time, and to see that my goal should place me right around 21%...right in the middle of the healthy recommended range of 17-25%.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I think I have started over about a million times but never seem to be able to get back going, so I'm celebrating this tiny, small streak of going to the gym two days in a row and doing a yoga workout yesterday and water aerobics today. I really enjoyed the water aerobics, and so did my friend. We're helping "push" each other to the gym by meeting each morning at 9 am, and so far it's working!
I definitely feel the water aerobics already. But I'll totally be going back for that one. It was a good workout that is easily modified to be done at your own pace, without any icky drippy sweatiness since you're in the pool. And no one can see how uncoordinated you are because you're underwater. ;) Pretty decent calorie burn, and the time went by really quick, so I'm down for that.
I've started my streaks over again and plan to get back to tracking -- hope the enthusiasm holds!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
The biggest motivation I ever had to lose weight was my wedding...I wanted to look good in the pictures and in my dress. I reached my goal, and I did that. But after that point, I've struggled, because nothing has provided the same concrete "goal date" and subsequent motivation.
I like Terje's idea from her comment my last blog entry, to enter a race and train for it. I chose an event, but in the last week I've sort of come to a realization about running -- it's not really something I enjoy. Even when I was doing it regularly, I didn't "love" it. I am apparently one of those people whose VO2max is a little off, because running is SUPER stressful for me, even when I'm going slow, and even when I'm fit. It turns my face beet red and makes me sweat like a pig and isn't something I look forward to. So I guess I have to accept that as much as I'd love to be a runner, my body just is not cut out to make running enjoyable for me. So rather than buying a new pair of running shoes...I just decided to spend that money on a pair of Skechers Shape Ups, since I do enjoy walking, and maybe those will add a little boost to my walking fitness.
So, instead of running and training to run, I'm going to see how fast I can walk and enter an event that way instead. I'm thinking of "Throo the Zoo" in early May, or maybe walking something with my mom in TN. Running is lonely for me because I don't really know anyone else to do it with who wouldn't be going twice as fast as me. Walking would be much better for having that "friend" motivation too.
Yesterday was a terrible food day, so today I'm "starting over" with that too. I have the whole day planned out and I don't think it's going to be too difficult to stick to. I have a couple of sizable snacks planned...I just have to stay out of the cookies.
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