The workout for today was 4 rounds of:
That night I was demonstrating to the husband what my workout was and mimed a push up in the air. My chest screamed and so did I.
Ran 1.5 miles since I’m officially in training now. I have a 5K in Vegas in February and the Zombie Run in August. Nothing like zombies to motivate a person. I was a little faster this time but it was still way too slow.
I went and got my body fat tested. What a fun way to start your morning.
I got to sit in an egg. Like Mork from Ork.
I ended up with 38.5% body fat. I was horrified. I’ve lost a lot of weight recently so I can’t imagine what it was previously. About 10 minutes later I realized that I was reading the analysis from the man’s side of the chart so I was no longer in the morbidly obese category. For a woman I was just overweight. I felt very proud then. I know I’m overweight. I was shocked at being so obese. Women should be under 30% to be in the good category while men over 30% are obese. I can do that.
It also told me that my lean mass (if I was at 0% body fat) was 120 lbs. Guess I’ll never be a super model. That’s still 25 lbs more than my workout partner.
I can get measured again in 90 days so we’ll see if I can up the lean mass and decrease the fat.
That’s an interesting test! Looks like an awesome way to keep track as you’re losing.
I saw the egg thing on extreme makeover weight loss edition. I think its more accurate than the pinch test. Did you ever check what it was when you started? You have accomplished a lot. Congrats!
It’s a very brave thing getting your body fat tested! The good news is that it’s something you can change with hard work and discipline.. a road that you are already on, so be proud of that! You WILL make progress!
I last had my body fat tested on New Year’s Day 2011 and was pretty happy coming in at 26%. Ideally, I’d love to be closer to 20%. I’m going to work on that in 2013.
Keep up the great work, Heather! 🙂
I didn’t realize they measure body fat in that egg thingie. I find myself looking at the wrong chart half the time too…at the doctors office, some of the rooms have a kids chart next to the adults one, so half the time that’ll be the one I’m reading and I’m horrified until I realize I’m not 10 so of course I’m not fitting on that chart!
Thanks for this post! Merry Christmas!
Cool to get your body fat measured and have another interesting number to look at as you get more fit.