As anyone who listens to the show regularly knows, back at the end of March, I started on a weight-loss journey because I was tired of being out of breath whenever I went up a flight of stairs. I enlisted the help of personal fitness trainer Carrie Robinson from Prime Fitness Studios (right by the Sherwood Park Freeway. Check out their Facebook page) .
When Carrie first saw me on March 21, I think she was worried. She knew I was out of shape (it was very plain to see), but when she actually did my assessments, the numbers were… well, not good. And while I’m not really close to where I want to be, I’ve made significant progress. I was re-assessed this morning, and thought I’d share the numbers with you.
Weight: 212.4 lbs (from 229.4 – March 21)
Measurements (compared to last assessment date on May 16th):
- Chest: from 39.5 to 38.5 inches
- Arms: (L) from 13.2 to 13.0 inches
(R) from 13.5 to 13.0 inches
- Waist: from 40.8 to 40.0 inches
- Hips: from 44.0 to 43.5 inches
- Thighs: (L) from 22.5 to 23.0 inches
(R) from 22.2 to 22.5 inches
Muscularskeletal Assessment (compared to initial results from March 21st):
- Squats (1 min): 28 to 34
- Box Step Ups (2 min): 46 to 56
- Push Ups (to max): 6 to 12
- Sit Ups (max): 8 to 18
- Plank (max): 28 sec to 1 minute
Given the progress I’ve made, I’ve registered to run a 7.5 km race this Saturday through 5 Peaks at the Sunridge Ski area. I don’t expect to even come close to winning, but I just need to know that I can finish in a reasonable amount of time without wanting to die. I’ll post about my experience after the race.