(I am just about through with Whole30 (insert PRAISE HANDS emoji now) so I’ll do a separate post dedicated to that, including my final results!)
I had a metabolic screening done last weekend. I’ve always wanted to do one of these. Basically you get hooked up to this fancy machine and it calculates your muscle/fat ratio, your weight, height, BMI, weighs your total muscle present in each area of your body (left leg, right leg, left arm, right arm, left core, right core, etc.) to see if you are even, calculates bone density, and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting. My main purpose for doing this was to find out my muscle ratio, to make sure I’m actually gaining/maintaining muscle. I was pretty surprised with my results, and definitely in a good way! My weight and BMI were in the desirable range, my fat percentage and fat mass were both better than desirable, my muscle mass was better than desirable and I have low visceral (belly) fat. I fell in the “thin and muscular” physique rating, which the lady said was ideal. I took a picture of my little printout and have included below. It has a lot of useful info.
So, this goes to show that I am doing the right things. I was really happy to learn that I had so much muscle on my body even though I learned that I definitely need to work on my left side more, especially my left leg. I have about a pound of more muscle in my right leg as compared to my left leg, which she said was a pretty significant difference. Whenever I’m lifting weights I can tell that my right side is definitely stronger. They also discussed next steps and goals and gave me some numbers to work towards, including what I should be aiming for as far as my macros go. There’s always room for improvement, right?? Overall I was pretty happy with my results and progress. If you ever get the chance to do one of these assessments, I highly recommend it. Mine was offered by my local Orangetheory Fitness. For a $30 fee, it was worth it.
My workouts were kind of all over the place last week. I’m itching to get outside, but with temps that feel like this, it’s not working out so well…
Monday 7/25: Was really sore today, so I decided to just take a walk outside along the river. Not smart. It was terribly hot and humid. I really think it may have been the hottest I’ve ever walked in. Did an hour though and followed it up with some ab exercises (in the AC).
Tuesday 7/26: 15 minutes on the treadmill (5.8 mph) followed by a 30 minute step class and 15 minutes of core exercises
Wednesday 7/27: 25 minutes on the elliptical and a 45 minute power yoga class
Thursday 7/28: Had lunch plans today so I went down after work and ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes (5.8-6.0 mph)
Friday 7/29: 10 minutes on the treadmill (6.0 mph) and a 45 minute “Sports Drill” class (cardio/strength intervals and some Tabata)
Saturday 7/30: 60 minute Orangetheory Fitness class
Sunday 7/31: 45 minute easy walk around the neighborhood