GPOY: Body assessment edition
In an email exchange with Brenna, I had mentioned how much more guts she had than me for posting some of the photos that she has. Perhaps I still have growing to do, but its hard to post certain things still. For example, when I went paleo, I took measurements and took a shirtless before photo. Right now, it petrifies me to think about posting that. So instead, you all are getting this semi-goofy shot of me this morning.
Anyway, our box is doing a 30 day fitness challenge starting October 3rd. It is a challenge that involves nutrition as well as a special WOD which we do on Monday. We did body assessments this week. Normally I would not want to post these, but as Brenna told me, doing it can be freeing. So here are my numbers as of this morning according to our gym:
- Weight: 224.4 lbs
- Body Fat: 18.1%
- BMI: 29.6
- Arms: 12 1/2”
- Waist: 41”
- Thigh: 23 1/2”
Normally when people see me, they dont think I weigh what I do. I’ll take that as a compliment. While I am not thrilled with these numbers, I have to remember that they are drastically improved over what the same analysis would have shown a year ago (My BMI was nearly 40 this time last year). My body fat percentage is now in what is considered an “acceptable" range.
Lastly, I am now wrapping up my 3rd week of paleo. We took measurements when I started and my waist measurements then were 43”, so that is something to get excited about. I have seen some other numbers drop, too, so I am not totally discouraged by all of this. In fact, it is rather enlightening because its more proof I am headed in the right direction.