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Six months into 2012 - State of the Blue's Fitness

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Another three months of 2012 completed, so another review of where I've gotten to fitness-wise.

My 1 April 2012 update is here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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My original 1 January 2012 starting point is here (including comments on some of the measurements): www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Height = 5' 7.75"
Weight = 200 pounds TO 184.5 pounds (15.5 pounds down)
Body Fat % = 42% or 27.89% TO 38% or 27.47% (or 33.1% per hand sensor)
BMI = 30.63 (Obese) TO 28.26 (Overweight)
BMR = 1641.325 TO 1573.9

Forehead = 23.75" TO 23.5
Neck = 15" TO 14.5
Shoulders = 44" TO 44'
Chest = 40.5" TO 39
Bust = 46.5" TO 45
Ribs / Strap = 38" TO 36
Bicep = 14" TO 14
Forearm = 11.25" TO 11.25
Wrist = 6.75" TO 7
Waist at Navel = 40" TO 39
Hips = 48" TO 45
Seat = 46.5" TO 45
Thigh = 26" TO 24.5
Calf = 16.75 TO 16.5
Ankle = 9.5" TO 9.5


Fitness testing:

Resting Heart Rate = 61 bpm (machine) TO 54 bpm (in bed) or 64 bpm (machine)
Target Heart Rate = 124 - 150 bpm
Blood Pressure = 115/75 TO 109/64

(Using www.topendsports.com/tes
ting/hometest.htm
for instructions and scaling)
Situps = 31 (Good) TO 34 (Excellent)
Modified Pushups = 4 (Below Average) TO 5 (Below Average)
Squats = 22 (Good) TO 40 (Excellent)
Step = 145 bpm (Very Poor)* TO 96 (Good)
Vertical Jump = 8" (Below Average) TO 9.5 (Below Average)
Sit and Reach = +1" (Average) TO +0.5 (Average)

Aerobic fitness check:

Heart rate before walk = 90 bpm TO 60 bpm
Time for 1 mile brisk = 15:10 TO 13:53
Heart rate after 1 mile brisk = 127 bpm TO 140 bpm
Time for 2nd mile brisk = 14:45 TO 13:48
Heart rate after mile 2 = 140 bpm (original) TO 135 bpm
Time for 1 mile normal = 17:02 TO 16:07
Heart rate after 1 mile normal = 109 bpm TO 103 bpm

Comments:

It shows in the numbers, but I do really feel I've gotten into a groove (a positive one, not a rut) with my fitness progress. I haven't mentioned it here, but the gym manager has more than once stopped to tell me I'm doing great and one of the personal trainers regularly comes by to high-five me when I'm on the elliptical. They've seen these 6 months of progress happening day-to-day.

I may only have gone from 4 to 5 knee pushups, BUT I seriously felt more able doing the fifth than I had last time forcing the fourth just so I could do better.

The situps ... I feel like I could have done more, but I did my crunches and obliques yesterday instead of Friday and upped my weight on the ab crunch machine Friday, both of which led to a small amount of pulling under my left rib about halfway through. Having the number I did be in the "Excellent" range was a pleasant surprise!

Squats was definitely a surprise. I knew I was doing more on the Leg Press, Calf Raise and Leg Curls, but wasn't connecting that to doing squats. I think I could have done 5-10 more, but really don't want to mess up my knees by pushing, and apparently the 40 I did is already in a good range.


Physical / injury comments:

My left foot has definitely been feeling better. The most annoying aspect is when it is more sensitive and feels like my sock is crumpled under it when it isn't. It actually has felt notably better since the Packard Summer Scamper and all the walking before and after rather than worse, so that's promising.

I've managed to avoid any other injuries, thankfully. I do notice a lot of things here and there like my left calf is tighter than my right even after all my stretching and my upper left arm does have a bit more limit to motion than my right, but all within livable parameters.

All in all, a very good six months of progress - making me quite pleased and determined to see just how much further the next 3 months will take me.
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    looks like you like tracking like I do.

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CHUBRUB3 7/2/2012 2:27PM

    You are amazing!!
It is all in the numbers and of course those rock!
Congratulations!
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LIVELYGIRL2 7/2/2012 1:55PM

  This is why your successful. You can compare before and after. I did this is alot of improvement for 3 months. GREAT!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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SAINTBETH 7/2/2012 12:26PM

    Great progress report! You are doing wonderful!!!! Just shows what patient persistence can do. Keep up the good work. And the inspiration.

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LDRICHEL 7/2/2012 10:56AM

    Wow. Great job tracking your progress so well. I need to get on the documentation side of things! Haha.

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    You're doing great! Keep up the great work! Thanks for sharing.

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    Amazing! Keep up the great work!

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    You are so awesome. Great job.

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    That is awesome - YOU are awesome!

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FLEURGARDEN 7/2/2012 8:42AM

    Great progress! I like tracking numbers like this too - they help when you're feeling frustrated and/or on a plateau. It really helps to be able to look back and see that you've made huge progress even if it doesn't feel like it on some days. Way to Go!

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AMYTRIPP 7/2/2012 8:18AM

    Awesome!! You're an inspiration!

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    Congratulations! You are doing awesome!

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SASSYLJB 7/2/2012 6:19AM

    Geat stats! Keep up the great work! Pics will be coming soon? Can't wait to see what the next 3 months hold!
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AHTRAP 7/2/2012 12:54AM

    Amused that your wrist measurements went up, in opposition to just about every other number. Some fantastic numerology all around, nicely done!

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ANANDA82 7/1/2012 11:20PM

    Wow you have such great numbers! I hope you stay injure free so you can keep up the good work. Have you rewarded yourself for these accomplishments? You definitely deserve it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    You are doing amazing! I am sure with your determination you will continue to see progress!
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    You have been and always will be my biggest inspiration .

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PS10711 7/1/2012 11:06PM

    WOW-In addition to all your progress. You are also an EXCELLENT record keeper. Wish you had been part of my school study group. Your notes had to be amazing.
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GOING-STRONG 7/1/2012 10:28PM

    Hurray for you! Very impressive stats... looking forward to your report next quarter!

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