I am all about celebrating small victories and learning healthier habits and I think I finally mastered one – I didn’t gain any weight training for Marine Corp Marathon. (If you missed my amazing Marine Corp Marathon Race Recap be sure to check it out. Awesome experience!) While I was training for each of my first two marathons, Disney and Nashville, I gained somewhere between 5 – 10 pounds. (Okay, who am I kidding, closer to 10.) However, this time instead of gaining weight I actually dropped the last 2-3 pounds, of my Nashville marathon weight, and returned to my normal. I consider this a huge victory and it gives me hope I can maintain my weight through the holidays as I train for my next marathon. No more holiday/marathon weight gain. I can do this!
However, while we were at the Marine Corp Marathon Race Expo I did something wild, stepped on a crazy machine, and let it tell me all sorts of scary things about my body… basically my friends were doing it and it was peer pressure. Plus I was curious – How much further did this machine think I had to go to be “healthy”.
As I figured, my percentage of body fat is still too high and I could stand to lose some weight. I am still much better than I was. However, some unflattering race pictures prove that I can continue to improve. Especially around my mid section.
The machine suggested I should weigh about 150, which is what doctor’s have suggested and is in fact the goal I have had in mind for some time. Looks like I have a lot of work to do, but hopefully I can head in the right direction.
Have you ever had your body composition done?
Was it terrifying?
Did you know you can be almost 1/3 fat and still run marathons?