My 8 week fitness challenge is over. I have to admit I’m a little disappointed. Not in my performance, per say, but with the, well, you guys know, life happens. The last 2 weeks I haven’t been able to workout as much as I wanted, my friend (the trainer) moved, I joined a new gym and I’m just trying to find a new groove.
Anyway, here’s the results and some thoughts.
|Week 1||Week 8||My Thoughts|
|Height||5′ 9”||5′ 9”||well, I expected no change here. ;~P|
|Weight||151||150||honestly… whatever, the scale at the gym is crap|
|BMI||22.3||22.1||pretty much the same.|
|Body Fat %||23.6||21.4||Interesting but the body fat % tool has a margin of error. I don’t doubt I built some muscle though|
|Arm||12in||10.5in||Hmmmm I would like to believe this but a different person measured. I just don’t think I can lose an inch and half in my arms. They are mostly skin and muscle|
|Thigh||19.5in||20||Ummm ok??? again I’m thinking margin of error because of different trainer|
|Flexibility Test||32cm||31cm||I have NO idea. I’m just not good at the stretch test. I mean, I can touch my toes!|
|Pushups (1 min)||23||30||I really thought I’d be able to do more, but I’m happy with 30. I really need to start the 100 push up program again.|
|Crunches (2 min)||41||33||Ok, I’m a little upset about this. The trainer screwed up and had us only going for 1 instead of 2 minutes. I mean, I can just do the test again myself. It’s not that big of a deal. I may try again tomorrow, I’m thinking I can do about 50.|
|.7 mile run (hilly)||6:30||5:41||ok, this is what I’m most proud of. I ran my butt off! I really wanted to do it in under 6 minutes, that’s all I wanted to do. I almost died at the end but I totally demolished my goal!|
So, overall I’m pretty happy. I’m real excited I have some baseline stats. Maybe I’ll test myself in a few weeks after I start a new workout schedule.
Ahhh new workout schedule. Did I tell you I joined a new gym? I think I did. Anyway, I have to come up with a new schedule for myself. I think it’s especially important because I work mostly from home. I feel like I have no structure to my day.
So I’m going to ponder that and get going. I had a weird food day. I just wasn’t that hungry, of course NOW I am! :~)
|3 french toast with a bit of syrup||6|
|leftover Quick Garlic Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli||6|
|a few sour patch kids||2|
|Chuck E. Cheese trip! Individual pizza and salad bar split with the toddler (estimate)||9|
|something?? I’m thinking some laughing cow cheese and crackers.||3|