Tuesday, June 25, 2013
According to the Asian Americans Diabetes Initiative, I'm still overweight, but whatevs. They find that for Asians, increased risk of degenerative disease starts at a lower BMI. Though... I wonder how much that is a function of lower average height of Asians. Average height for women in China is like 5'2" (I'm over 5 inches taller). I've always thought I didn't really have an Asian build because my hips are relatively wide, but I'll keep an open mind about it.
What caused me to look at my BMI this morning was the scale tipping below 156 for the first time. I'm 10 pounds below my 2012 goal. It's over 20 pounds below May 2002 (when I quit Body for Life) . That's just hard to wrap my head around. And that's just the thing. Weight isn't real. What's real is I can see my biceps when I comb my hair.
So yeah, just keep on at 2,000 calories a day, try and put that together out of as high quality nutrition as possible and keep being awesome. If I can figure out what day of the week it is, I know what to do to work out.
Monday: Pushups and modified pullups (upper body)
Tuesday: 7,000 steps
Wednesday: Upper body plus calves, quads, glutes and abs (Lower body)
Thursday: 7,000 steps
Friday: Upper body
Saturday: Lower body
And about 5,000 steps any day that I have strength training.
I have two barbecues today, and after last Thursday's potluck I hope I'll stay on track this time. I fell into "try a bit of everything" mentality then.