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Feeling a bit frustrated today...

Monday, January 17, 2011

For the first time in my life, I got a Body Composition test done at a gym. I had a coupon for a free one from one of the races I ran last year and thought I should get a baseline of where I am at so I know what to focus on this year. I was expecting around 27 or 28% body fat but unfortunately it was 31.8% :( It was frustrating to hear. Even though I know I still need to lose some weight, I thought I was a little closer to a healthy body composition than I actually am.

I also found out that my metabolism is still on the slow side with my Basal Metabolic Rate at 1571. I went and did this with a friend who has good genes with low body fat. She doesn't exercise regularly, even close to how much I do although she does eat less than I do. Anyways to make matters worse she was saying how she needs to lose at least 10 more pounds because her body fat was at 21%! She is a great friend, but sometimes I wonder how tough she thinks I am because her complaints and comments frustrated me further. She tried to make up for it by assuring me that I look great, don't need to lose more, and have a volumptuous figure but it feel upon deaf ears today.

Anyways, I have to pick myself back up here and get move in the right direction! Off my pity horse on to improvement. As soon as I got home from the body comp test I did my strength training ~ Woohoo :) My focus this year will really be on trying to build more muscle, decrease my body fat, and increase my basal metabolic rate. I have cardio down pat, now I just need to focus on getting more muscle mass!

Thanks for the vent session!
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    I am scheduled to do the dreaded body fat test on the 27th and I'm absolutely terrified of the results .... Just think about things in a positive way - work your tail off to see how low you can make that number! :)

    As for the friend - I have one of those at work. She's tall, super skinny and super cute. She said, "I can't fit into my clothes anymore because I gained a few pounds over the holidays." I just looked at her and giggled. It made me realize that skinny people are even critical of themselves. I also mentioned to her that she should "Shhhh! People would kill to be your size!"

    I just started this journey. I have been hesitant to do so for a while - I guess that I was in denial about my weight. I realized that I needed to do something when I had to buy new pants because I no longer fit into my normal work pants .... I'm on a mission now! I will get back into those pants and lose even more! :)

    Keep up the good work!!! Stay positive!!!
    3738 days ago
  • DRMOM7
    Good for you!!! Keep up the good work! Don't let your friend get you down. We all have our own issues to deal with. You know that you are on the right track. Just keep working on YOU and don't worry about anyone else. :)
    3738 days ago
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