This morning I had an appointment at the gym for a fitness assessment. Before I left I ran 3 miles on the treadmill at my apartment’s gym. My knee is still bothering me
The assessment went okay. I have a lot of work to do to get to my goals though.
1. Lose 20 pounds
The assessment measured my weight, max VO2, body fat, bicep strength and flexibilty. The program suggested with diet and exercise I could reach my goals in 13 weeks. I realize you cannot plan what your body is going to do exactly, but it’s nice to have an idea of how long it will take.
The trainer crossed out the nutrition goals because she said the assessment didn’t take into account the fact that I’m an athlete and potentially training for races. As is, the plan said my BMR was 1787 and recommended 1930 calories.
After the assessment I did 20 minutes on the stair climber. I was trying to stall until the 9:30am class, but then I realized I was setting myself up for a crash since my smoothie was only around 150 calories. I really am trying to stick to a better meal plan that is well timed so I don’t let my blood sugar crash (like it did this weekend). I went home to eat!
I am fra-ee-zeeing! See you in a bit
I think I found my next race – stay tuned for the announcement…