Posted by Amy | Posted in Finish Strong, Having It All | Posted on 30-09-2010
Tags: Big Als Gym, Fat Girl, Finish Strong, Fit Girl
My gym is offering this really interesting 12 week challenge called Finish Strong. It combines personal training, nutrition, small and group fitness classes. The gym has offered these types of training challenges before but what made me sign up is that the course is designed to teach you how to essentially be your own trainer. It’s supposed to teach you how to train in your target heart zones and whatnot.
So what have I learned in the first three days of the program? Fat Girl might run, but she sure is damn weak. My core strength sucks and I have the upper body strength of a small rodent. I got a long way to go. And that’s ok right as this is a journey I’m only half way through.
My heaviest was 274lbs back around 2000-ish. Fat Girl has obliated much evidence from that time but I did manage to find one photo where I was probably over 250.
This is me at my sister’s wedding last year, circa 220.
Here’s the same dress minus 20lbs.
And this the Before picture they took at the start of the Finish Strong program.
The other cool thing about this program is that they do a whole work up on where you are right now. And I do love me some good stats and numbers to look at.
Fat: 63.8lbs – 33.2%
Lean Body Mass: 128.2lbs – 66.8%
Basal Metabolic Rage: 1746kCal
Daily Energy Expenditure 2793kCal
AND they do some physical fitness testing –
Plank on toes and elbows: 54 seconds
Push ups – 6
Sit and Reach: 19 inches
Balance on one foot: 2mins 45sec.
What does all this mean? Nothing really. It’s just numbers that don’t really tell me anything. It is a starting place, so I know where the finish line is.