Body Fat %: 19.8 + 3 = 22.8%
I'm bringing back my weekly weigh-ins and musing posts, just to add another level of accountability to things. My weight has been up a couple of pounds since the last time I did one of these posts. But I've been lifting a lot more so my body fat is trending downward and my measurements remain the same, so I'm not putting much thought into the number the scale says. I am however putting thought into how much more definition my arms are getting. It's extremely rewarding to see the results.
I had my initial PT assessment today and I learned two important things:
- My trunk doesn't communicate properly with my lower body.
- I don't have a muscle imbalance.
I have four homework exercises.
- Clamshellls (for anyone who's ever taken a Pilates class, you know how much those things SUCK)
- Single sided knee fallouts
- Deep belly breathing
- Leg slideouts
The longer I stay away from the longer distances, the less I mind. I'm running between 2-4 twice a week and that's a happy spot for me with all the Zumba and weight training. Perhaps I will stick to just 5Ks from this point forward. Though once I start getting better about engaging my deep low core muscles, I'll definitely bring back the speed work. I want to run a sub-26 5K one of these days.