First off, the method: I'm doing this 21-day cleanse-y type dealio, coached through it by Stew, one of the dudes who teaches at CrossFit Durham. On Monday he measured all the stats I'm about to share and gave me the wherewithal to do the diet. There's a series of capsules to take along with a couple huge tubs of protein powder to replace what I'm no longer getting from bacon *tear* It works like an elimination diet - get all the possible bad stuff out all at once, then slowly introduce it back and see how you feel. Which means for the first week, I'm pretty much vegan. The shakes* aren't too bad yet, but I honestly think I might murder someone for an omelette by Saturday. For a steak...I don't even want to speculate.
Now, the stats.
Weight: 160. Higher than I thought it would be, but not too bad.
BMI: 25.06. This is classified as overweight. I can lift over 200 pounds, jump over 30 inches and I did barefoot sprints on the road today. 'Nuff said.
Body Fat Percentage: 26.3. This means I've got about 42 pounds of fat and 118 pounds of lean mass. That's definitely a little higher than I'd like, which is one of the reasons I'm doing this. The tricky part is getting the abs and keeping the T&A.
Total Body Water: 43.3L/59.7%. Stew says this should be closer to 70%; I guess I'm a little dehydrated.
Basal Metabolic Rate: 1540 kCal/day. One of the goals is to raise this, which is done by gaining muscle. Yes please!
Daily Energy Expenditure: 2002 kCal. I don't know what this one means. Anyone?
Waist: 30.5 inches
Hips: 41 inches. So I've got a waist-to-hip ratio of right about 0.75. Which, biologically speaking, means I'm sexy. Awesome.
And now the pics. Warning: although Bea is the most amazing photographer ever, she couldn't disguise my post-WOD sans makeup glory. View at your own risk.
|why hello there! no, i don't tan much. why do you ask?|
|whatever you do don't look at my weird little toe|
|ass like a BAMF|
I guess it says a little something about my body image that the first things to go through my mind when I saw these were "wow, I need some braces like yeah whoa" and "damn, I want some more tattoos!" Rather than a blench and shudder, I mean. Getting better...but I will say I kinda like my ass :)
I've come a long way in the 2.5ish years I've been in the box (and the one before this one, too!). I'm pretty damn strong, and I'm getting stronger. And now I want the abs to prove it. I've got a plethora of methods to try (this cleanse, another Whole30, a bout with IF, 4-Hour Body, etc) that I'm pretty excited about. And I'm not ashamed to admit that yeah, I love being strong and I'm gonna keep working at that, but my main motivator (at least right now) is to be drop dead sexy. And then I'm gonna get some fuck-me heels and a tiny little miniskirt and OWN that strut. And then lose the shoes and do some bodyweight snatches. Hell yeah.
*when I first wrote that I was actually referring to the shakes you get when you go through withdrawal. but the protein shakes aren't that bad either. try cucumber+avocado+kiwi, a la Finn. NOM!