In August I did Spark People's Push up, Crunch and 3 minute Step test as well as the 1 mile walk as fast as you can.
My results were certainly nothing to be totally ashamed of. I didn't do as well as I remember being able to do back in the day, however 'back in the day' I wasn't overweight and 42 (30.1 BMI)
This month I am STILL 42 and overweight, however my BMI has dropped slightly to 27.6 and I have actually been active daily since those last tests.
1 Minute Push Ups (ladies):
That's a 50% increase.
I went from average to GOOD!! YAY ME!!
1 Minute Crunches:
That's a 27% increase!
I stayed in the EXCELLENT category.
3 Minute Step Test:
That's down 1.9%
I don't know if that's good but it's better than it was so I shall TAKE IT!!!
I stayed in the ABOVE AVERAGE category...only closer to the lower end so That's a plus.
The 1 mile walk
August 14:16 min
Sept 12:54 min
That's approx 11% decrease in time!!! SUPER...I was thrilled with this!
I went from being at the very top end of GOOD to EXCELLENT!!!
I had measurements taken in August as well:
I don't think my changes were that big, however I shall take them.
I Took Measurement mid July but for some reason I didn't SAVE them in SP...and well, I didn't write them down anywhere so I only have a what I remember.
These measurements will be from the one I actually took in August...if I remember the original measurement I will add it as well.
I definitely remember this one...I started 2 weeks earlier at 43 inches...WOOHOO...
I hate boobs! I think of all the benefits of weight loss this is what I look forward to most. I have NEVER liked having them. The boob fairy visited when I was pregnant for my son and they never left!
I also remember this one as I was disgusted with it. I started at 40.
I started this one at 27
Anything over .80 is considered unhealthy so I am now in a safer place.
That's a grand total of 16 inches GONE since the AUgust weigh-in...that doesn't included the 2 weeks PRIOR.
This is so exciting!!!
It's hard to believe....
I just hope I can keep making big changes, I find things slowing down lately. I feel a plateau coming on. Gotta find ways to shake things up and get more strength training in...That is definitely an area I need improvement in!!
RUN RUN RUN!!