We had health assessments at work today. I was really interested to see what my BMI was since I have lost 52.7 pounds (2.7 this week!). I was not surprised to see that my BMI was at 33.
That got me thinking about what my level was when I started back in October. I did a quick search for an online BMI calculator. After just a few seconds I discovered, my BMI started at 43! In fact, webmd told me to “Take Immediate Action!” 6 months ago, I sat plumply at extremely obese.
I am still in about the middle of the “obese” section, I’m only 3 away from just being “overweight” and 8 away from Normal. I have lost more than I have left to. I’m on the right track, and when (not if) I get to goal weight, I will be sitting pretty in the pretty green section of the BMI chart.
I never want to be in the red again, and I won’t be. When you’re being told at the age of 28 to “take immediate action” it’s a real eye opener. I have a long way to go, for sure, and while my goal weight is still 60 pounds away (I’m a little less than halfway there), I’m more than halfway to a healthy BMI.
Another big accomplishment today, I survived my first WOD! It was not nearly as horrible as I thought it would be. It was by no means easy, and it most certainly gave me a different challenge than zumba does. I was sweating within just a few minutes, and had to push myself hard to finish. We keep track of our own numbers so it would have been easy to miscount to shave off a few, and believe me, I thought about it, but I knew the only one I would be cheating if I did, was myself. In fact while doing mountain climbers I lost count a time or two and I’m pretty sure I did several extra because of it.
I will say I have never done so many squats in one workout before, I haven’t done more than 10 pushups at a time since high school (I did wall pushups today, but still, 10 has been my max in the last 8 years), I did exercises I haven’t done since grade school (mountain climbers) and was introduced to an exercise known as the “man maker.” There are videos of this on youtube, I watched some…mine looked nothing like that! Pretty sure mine were in slow motion with my butt up in the air. We were supposed to get a 1 minute break after those, I’m pretty sure I took a 1 minute break in between each one.
Tonight I certainly feel like I worked out today. My legs are tired and a little achy and a bit like jelly, my arms are a little sore (driving a manual transmission car home was interesting) and I’m sure tomorrow morning it will be worse, and probably Friday morning will be even worse than that, but that means I did something. I really worked muscles that I haven’t been working.
And I will def be going back! My schedule is hectic in getting there for the right times, but I know for sure I will be there Monday. My goal is to go from Zumba 3 days a week and running 1 day to Zumba 2 days, WOD 2 days and running 1. I would love to do WOD more often but for now, my work schedule just doesn’t allow it. I say this now, I very well might change my mind when I try to get out of bed tomorrow morning.