I felt a little like a lab rat this evening when I met with my trainer and she took all my measurements.
Cath (PT) is awesome, and made the whole thing very fun and lighthearted. But I felt a bit like a patient in a hospital. Not quite a woman rushed into the emergency room, but maybe a responsible grown-up getting something checked ‘just in case’.
Thankfully, my measurements weren’t as bad as I thought they were going to be. Granted, they weren’t great either!
The fattiest part of my body is my triceps.
Apparently it’s one of the most common areas for women. I can honestly say I’ve never thought about it before. Butt, yes. Thighs, yes. But the backs of my arms? Nope, can’t say I have. Of course, your butt and thighs are where you should have your fat, so it’s not counted in quite the same way.
My thighs are equally fat.
Honestly. We measured. They’re both 55cm in circumference.
Oh yeah, totally my proudest moment. (I’m not entirely sure whether that’s sarcasm).
30% of my body is fat.
Based on my discussions with Cath, I want to be getting my total stored energy (fat) under 19kg. And, realistically, a healthy weight for me is in the realm of 69-70kg.
I should be working hard to make sure I don’t lose any of the lean muscle (calculated as everything that’s not fat) I currently have. But I don’t necessarily have to work on building it at this stage. Just the portion of body weight that’s muscle. In other words, drop my body fat percentage.
I have a programme for when I’m on the gym floor, too.
But I’m saving the details of that for later!
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Have you ever had your measurements taken by a trainer?
What did you think of your experience?
Did it help you focus your energy and training?
Do you think it helped you get results?