Slightly Discouraging News
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
We had a health screening today at work to help keep our insurance premiums down for next year. I figured I would be okay except I know the weight is still a little high. Thought the body fat would be in the 20s somewhere, albeit high. Oh no, 33.1%, I was NOT happy. Now I realize as a 47 year old woman, that this is in the healthy range. Not healthy in my mind. So I guess it's time to ramp up the intensity of the workouts and decrease the fun of the foods for a little while and get that down. Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, all were rocking beyond healthy limits. BMI of course was up, which it will always be up in my case, or if good, at the high end of healthy. and my blood pressure, usually always very low and in the old days, was actually normal, but no, they have me as pre hypertensive.. with 128/78???? What? I have a resting heart rate of 55 and I'm pre-hypertensive because you lowered the scale? Crazy.
So I went out and busted a pissed off workout, even without my music because I left it of course in the office after charging it. It just angers me. Glad they didn't measure me 24 pounds ago.
and... omygosh.. this doesn't happen to most women but it was just ugly. I know this woman strength trained... let's go as far as to say WEIGHT lifted, but she was so veiny, it was freakiung ugly. I hate it on a man, much less a woman. I love weight lifting, but I will not get to that extreme and I've got some good veins that might want to show, but if it came to that.. they can keep that little layer of fat.