Wednesday, January 11, 2012
So... I keep referring to the gym as 'club', cause THAT's what we called it growing up.... the health club!!! And I feel like such a dork!!! Ha! But anyway... I went to the 'gym' and had my fitness test with a trainer. It was very cool. I loved being challenged. However, I couldn't really be put to much of a test because I broke the #1 rule for working out. I did NOT eat before rushing out to the gym! Bogus!!!! I was tired and chose to sleep in!!! Anyway....
For my age and height my Body Fat % should be @ 24% MaX. My actual B.F. = 29% ... I can't say that makes me upset but now I know what to shoot for in the next couple of months.
I need to knock 9% off of my body fat!!! AnD I am looking to do it in two months or sooner.
(A professional 21 year old trainer is @ 7%... My 22 year old son is @ 8%... o_O Just to give you guys an idea... )
Along with that, I want to increase my cardiovascular endurance by staying an active runner and enjoying some 'Insanity' along the way. Last but in NO way least; I'd like to get my abs in bikini worthy shape and get rid of the week triceps and extra upper back weight. THIS is not going to be easy but like they say... "Nothing worth doing is EvEr easy!!"
Also found out that my eating habits are horrible. (Not that big a surprise..) I seem to be functioning at a low metabolic rate for a lot of my day. Burning muscle tissue instead of fat!! THAT was enlightening!!! That is how important eating the 3/6 small meals a day is.
So, back to the drawing bored for me. I've got to ensure to take in better fuel through out my day.
Had plenty of water so far, about 6 servings already. Ate 3 egg whites with half a large bell pepper and 2 whole wheat slices of bread @ 12/12:30pm and Now... I am about to have 4 slices of lean ham with a sweet potato (as soon as I look up how to prepare that sweet potato on line. =D) And we'll see what dinner will be...
How are your work outs and diet habits changing??? Are you getting enough zzzz's at bed time?? Do you have your fitness goals written down somewhere were you can constantly see them?