I’m 37, and in 2 weeks I’ll be 38….. I had my third child when I was 35 and once again time was not on my side. As if having two teenagers wasn’t enough, I decided to throw an infant into the mix. I kept telling myself that the extra weight around my abs and butt would eventually fall off because I teach group fitness classes, but the truth is I also need that extra push. I have decided that joining the New Year, New You competition with all of you would be the incentive I need! Obviously, I am exempt from winning any of the prizes. I believe that with the right mindset, we can all make ourselves a little healthier in 2017. So, here we go….. A whole lot of honesty right from the start. I stepped on the scale at SkyWay Fitness, and I’m sharing my results from the Body Composition Monitor.
Body fat: 33.2%
Muscle mass: 27.8%
Resting Metabolism: 1406 kcal
Body age: 31
Visceral fat: 5
Bust: 34 ½”
Chest: 29 ¾”
Waist: 32 ½”
Hips: 39 ¾”
Thigh: 21 ½”
Calf: 13 ¾”
Upper arm: 11 ¾”
Forearm: 9 ½”
What does that all mean?
This is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in an individual, and then categorize that person as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese based on that value. However, there is some debate about where on the BMI scale the dividing lines between categories should be placed.
Body Fat Percentage:
This is the amount of fat you have in your body compared to everything else (organs, bone, etc.). The body needs a certain amount of body fat for basic physical and physiological health. This chart shows the ideal amounts.
This is similar in measure to body fat percentage, It’s the amount of muscle you have in your body compared to everything else. Having a low amount of muscle mass just makes everyday activities harder, while the higher the percentage the faster your body is able to burn calories.
Minimum number of calories needed to support basic functions, including breathing and circulation.
This indicator is calculated using your weight, body fat percentage, and skeletal muscle percentage. The resulting number reflects your body age in relation to your calendar age. You want to keep it lower if possible.
Visceral fat surrounds the vital organs in the abdomen. Since it cannot be seen from the outside, it often goes undetected. Excessive visceral fat may lead to high cholesterol, heart disease, and type-2 diabetes.
My goal in the competition is to gain muscle, and lose some belly fat. Join me in the New Year, New You Competition, and let’s do this together!
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