Monday, January 17, 2011
For the first time in my life, I got a Body Composition test done at a gym. I had a coupon for a free one from one of the races I ran last year and thought I should get a baseline of where I am at so I know what to focus on this year. I was expecting around 27 or 28% body fat but unfortunately it was 31.8% :( It was frustrating to hear. Even though I know I still need to lose some weight, I thought I was a little closer to a healthy body composition than I actually am.
I also found out that my metabolism is still on the slow side with my Basal Metabolic Rate at 1571. I went and did this with a friend who has good genes with low body fat. She doesn't exercise regularly, even close to how much I do although she does eat less than I do. Anyways to make matters worse she was saying how she needs to lose at least 10 more pounds because her body fat was at 21%! She is a great friend, but sometimes I wonder how tough she thinks I am because her complaints and comments frustrated me further. She tried to make up for it by assuring me that I look great, don't need to lose more, and have a volumptuous figure but it feel upon deaf ears today.
Anyways, I have to pick myself back up here and get move in the right direction! Off my pity horse on to improvement. As soon as I got home from the body comp test I did my strength training ~ Woohoo :) My focus this year will really be on trying to build more muscle, decrease my body fat, and increase my basal metabolic rate. I have cardio down pat, now I just need to focus on getting more muscle mass!
Thanks for the vent session!