Body Maintenance Update
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I am averaging 5 hours of "movement" a week (I am still not convinced I can count all of it exercise, but, really it is). I am glad I am getting 5 hours in. I don't know how many more is realistic considering that I have a very physically active job, and when I am done I crave mental stimulation a lot more than physical stimulation. The work drains my body entirely. I want to focus more on making my few work out hours quality hours versus getting more hours.
I am averaging bike riding 50 miles a week, which I am happy with.
I joined a health club, and while I am not attending as much as previous times I've belong to health clubs, I am not daunted. I still think this was a great idea and an important part to me toning up.
I weigh somewhere in the vicinity of 150 pounds. While I weighed 135 last time I felt good about frolicking around in a bikini and I'm headed to Hawaii in a couple of months, I don't really mind. I am thinner than the rest of the people I'll be in Hawaii with and it's not like I frolic in a bikini that much. I am disappointed about the quick fluctuations (I gained 15 pounds in less than a year), I could be doing worse things to my body, so that's ok.
I have somewhere between 30-38% body fat. I need to weigh myself more to get a more accurate estimate. This I am most dissapointed with. I feel like I exercise a decent amount. While my diet now is focused more on fun than being "perfect" than it's ever been, I eat ok. I should have 20% body fat. It is the jiggling and floppiness that makes me feel least sexy. I really want to focus on toning.
My digestion isn't as perfect as it's been, but I can still eat without discomfort. I have a few headaches here and there, but nothing debilitating. I am not oversleeping. My menstral cramps are worse than they used to be. My mood is not as good as it was 2 winters ago, but it much more stable than it was one winter ago. I think this is most affected by my social life with how fulfilled I feel each day. I think I am chemically stable. I otherwise feel pretty healthy. I occasionally feel stressed out, but my back and wrists are ok.
These are current pics of me in bikini. I hope to tone up a bit this year and become a little more defined.