Analyzing my fitness goal
Sunday, February 03, 2013
My main fitness goal is to be able to do a pullup. I feel like I'm making good progress on this now that I'm eating more calories. I am able to do a little more each week, or do the same thing that used to be difficult easily. This week it was 3 sets of 11 reps, pulling down 60 lbs.
The other half of this equation is how much I weigh, which has actually continued to drop even with me trying to simply maintain. I'm not sure if it's because I was calorie cycling (which I actually stopped after my anxiety attack last week) or nursing or because my fitbit estimates are low. (I read an amazon review from a guy who wore a bodymedia and a fitbit and the fitbit was generally 5% lower. Bodymedia boasts 90% accuracy, which I would guess is low rather than high, if you think about it.) So chances are my fitbit calories are less than for reals. Maybe I should bust out my old spreadsheet.
Besides calories, I've been trying to get more protein and vegetables within my calories. Throw in my foot injury and you get the picture that it's been a bit of rockety ride the last week or so. But we will get there.
How to work up to a Pullup article