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My Stats at the Start, or: Top o’ the Muffin To Ya

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Lee M’s AbsoluteFIT Journey: My Stats at the Start, or: Top o’ the Muffin To Ya

“Getting my starting-line numbers involved a scale, a measuring tape, and — hilariously — an ultrasound wand to the ol’ muffin top.” 

All right, everybody, here we go: I just met for the first time with my coach, Oceana — she’ll be my guide through AbsoluteFIT. She’s awesome! And like everyone else I’ve met in the program so far, she’s friendly, encouraging, and eager to help, without a shred of judgment or preachiness. We went over my goals, talked about how I’ll work toward them, and got my stats — which (in my workout gear) are:

  • Weight: 140
  • Chest: 36”
  • Waist: 34”
  • Hip: 39”
  • Body fat percentage: 26.4

BTW, getting these numbers involved not only a scale and measuring tape, as you’d imagine, but also — hilariously — an ultrasound wand to the arm, thigh, and muffin-top to get those high-tech, high-accuracy body fat readings. As she was gelling it up, Oceana was like, “Well — you’ve had kids, so you know all about these.” Heh.

My goals for the next 10 weeks are:

  • Lose 5 pounds of fat
  • Increase my cardio endurance
  • Increase my overall muscle tone and strength, particularly in my arms and abs
  • Retain and improve my balance/stability (which we tend to lose as we age)

Finally, we talked about my plan for the coming week:

  • Download the app MyFitnessPal to my iPhone, and begin tracking my food, water and exercise.
  • Sign up for workout sessions online (Oceana showed me how — it’s SO EASY! — and not only does it keep the small-group training schedule on track, but also it’s another way to keep us accountable — knowing you’ve got an appointment makes you more likely to follow through)
  • Do my first monthly Assessment in the first session I attend
  • Do three AbsoluteFIT sessions — whichever of the many offerings fit my schedule best

I honestly cannot WAIT to get started! Anyone else? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

—Lee M.

Muffin Top

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3 thoughts on “My Stats at the Start, or: Top o’ the Muffin To Ya

  1. Well, I’ll be encouraging also just to say your starting numbers look pretty good, Lee M.

  2. Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and coverage!

    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve included you guys to my blogroll.

  3. Why, thank you! 🙂 Although I do think the bust measurement is hilarious, because I was wearing a compression athletic bra — I’m considerably bigger around up top than that number indicates.