With the recent Seattle Chiropractor Challenge, I skipped most of these tests, since I knew I was in bad shape. I didn’t really want to know my weight, but had a reasonable guess where I stood. I found out yesterday, just how wrong a person can be in their assessment of their body and the reality of things.
When I went to retrieve my son from playing in a woman’s public restroom at our midwife’s office, I noticed the scale. Although I don’t believe a scale ever tells the whole story, I stepped on it, and was horrified at the findings. The good thing is, the findings explain why I was having a tough time with plyometrics and Yoga X.
6’0, 210lbs +/- 3lbs for clothes.
I was guessing I may have been at 200lbs, and that was after 2 weeks of solid training and eating perfect. Knowing that my body’s metabolism increases quickly, I would have to estimate my beginning weight a few weeks ago at 225lbs. MAN OH MAN.
Body composition is more important than how much a person weighs, but I would be fooling myself to think that my frame should be holding 210-225lbs. My shape is changing, and I still have some muscle mass from previous years of training, but this is a great motivator for me.
Plyo felt much much better today, and I got my sweat on. I found time for it, even though I had many excuses ready to skip it. Today Shoulders and Arms.