Yesterday I took the plunge and participated in the BOD POD test. As promised the entire test was over and my print out was in hand within about 10 minutes from start to finish. Easy enough. The nice gentleman was very careful with his words as he explained what each set of numbers meant. I was so focused on the paper that his words went right in one ear and out of the other. I was NOT happy. My body fat% was…well…awful.
Yes I know it is just a piece of paper. Yes I also know that I am not an elite athlete. What I do know is that I will figure out how to bring it all back into balance without going overboard and being consumed by it all.
So this brings me back to what I already know. Eating Mexican food 2-3 times a week over this past month was probably not the smartest choice. Poor Scott…he so loved my new found craving:). After a short discussion and reminder of a few things from coach I had no problem sticking to the prescribed workouts as she had given them. That means sticking with the heart rate zones for that day’s workout AND clean up some of the extra junk that I have been consuming.
With the afternoon storms rolling through I set my bike up on the trainer and rode in the garage for an hour. HOT but I hit the target HR just fine. This morning I was running at 5am and hit the target HR zone again. Not as easy but with more practice I will get this down. The run was amazing and I felt as if I could have kept running and running and well you get it.
I do all of this because I can….because I want to. I do all of this because one day I will no longer be able to….. today is not that day! (quote taken from a earlier blog I read and LOVED it)