One of the Best Doctor Appointments EVER!!!!
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
So a couple weeks ago I had my yearly physical! As you can tell by the title of my blog it was one of the best doctor appointments I have ever had.
I did have a couple concerns....one was being light headed quite often when I stand,two- a funny what felt like a lump in the back of my neck, three- my BMI(overweight). So lets start with my being light headed. My doctor said that she is pretty sure that is due to my extremely low resting heart rate. She said and I quote "You have an athletes heart! Your resting heart rate is so low that when you get up its as if your body is waiting for your heart to start "really" pumping and that is probably why you get light headed"! Here I am sitting there and in my head I'm jumping up and down and I'm sure I was beaming with the biggest grin ever....I mean really? really? did my doctor just not only call me an athlete but said I have an athletes heart!!!! Secondly this "lump" in my neck....come to find out its a muscle.....ummm yeah I have those now...lol. My doctor actually commented on my muscles. She actually called me muscley....umm is that even a word....but she did and I will take it!!!!! Third my BMI....I told her I was concerned because I'm still considered to be "over weight" according to the BMI chart. I explained that I just didn't get the BMI chart that someone else who is the same height and weight as me has the same bmi even though I get up and work out 5-6 days a week and make healthy eating choices(dont get me wrong I dont always eat super heathly but everything in moderation) and they may not....this is when she told me not to be concerned with my BMI. She said she wasn't concerned with my bmi and that what the real focus would be my fat percentage just because my bmi says I'm over weight doesn't mean I really am as long as my fat percentage is in a healthy range that is what really matters. Of course my doctors office does not have a way to measure my percentage of fat..my doc told me a healthy percentage for my age would be 30% or under but not lower than 18%. So ever since then I have been wanting to find out what my percentage is! I workout at home in the mornings at 430 before my family wakes up so I haven't been to the gym in a while. But today I went and I knew that they had a contraption that measures your percentage of fat. In my head when I went I was thinking I'm doing this....but then actually hesitated in asking to find it out because I was terrified it would be way higher than what I expected. In my mind I was thinking about 32% knowing I still have some pounds to shed. So I get the guts up and go ask one of the trainers to find out my percentage of fat. Might I add that when I asked she was like Trace you have gotten smaller....like a lot smaller...(lol I thought her reaction to seeing me was great). Last time I saw her was probably about 15lbs ago but it was nice that she saw such a big difference...definitely brightened my day. But back to finding out my percentage of fat....here I am holding on to this contraption waiting for the number to pop up and hoping its no higher than 32% and....drum roll please.......pops up at 30% right on 30%! I know this was the tip top of the healthy range scale but its 30% I am considered in the healthy range HEALTHY RANGE yall....and MUSCLE(y).....and an ATHLETE!!!! Are you kidding me! I was once 373lbs and my exercise was anything I had to get up out of a seat for!!!! Now I'm 171lbs and workout at minimum 5 days a week from 5a-6am! If I can become this person I have dreamed of anyone can!!!! I am the person God wants me to be, the wife, the mom, and the daughter my family deserves....and the person I have worked so hard to be and that I deserve to be! I am so proud! No I'm not done yet my goal is to be around 24-26% fat percentage(forget that dumb bmi business) and I think my ultimate goal weight is going to be 153 which will put me at a loss of 220lbs and I have a pair of goal pants they are size 8 I actually can fit into them and zip them up but I want to fit in them the way they are meant to be worn....not snug! I will get there! Thanks for listening to my happy blog about my healthy percentage of fat....wooohoooo!