Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gold Star

Today I got a Gold Star!!!!!  I am so excited and so proud of myself! I got some results back on my health testing and am smiling from ear to ear.  Last year I found out that I was seriously under lean.  I was not carrying enough muscle for my body.  They compared my muscle mass to that of a 4 year old.  It was really that bad.  I was 20lbs overweight and every single pound of that was fat.  Nothing but fat.  If I didn't change my exercise routine and start adding strength training to my weekly ritual, I was headed for severe health issues when I got older.  Well for one entire year, I have strength trained.  I have strength trained 3 times a week, every week for the entire year.  I have added healthy foods to my diet. I have worked out 4-6 times a week doing cardio exercises.  The result.........
Last year I had 38% body fat.  That was ONE percentage under the "Obese" category.
This year - I am down to 26% Body Fat!  That is ONE percentage ABOVE "Performance Athlete Level" !!!!!
I also lost 20lbs AND I gained FIVE pounds of lean muscle mass!!!!!!  Everyone was so proud of me and I got high fives and gold stars.  The biggest one was the one I gave myself!  Hard work DOES pay off!!!!!  On Thursday I get the results of my blood work.  They are testing my cardiac enzymes and cholesterol and everything in between.  I am crossing my fingers for another gold star!!!!  I hope I get it!

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