Thursday, October 11, 2007

InBody Check Progress - Sept '07

I finally got a copy of my last InBody check I did at the gym at the start of my sessions with PT. I am looking forward for it as it would basically tell how I did during the fasting month since the last one I took was just before the fasting month started. Looking at the results, there were a few things that popped up as something that I would need to watch out for.
Good news is that I manage to lose 2.5kgs during this fasting month which is a major accomplishment for me after years of gaining weight during the fasting month. It also brings me that much closer to my weight goal from where I was beginning of the year. No so good were the reduction in lean body and muscle mass as well as BMR levels. I’m not quite sure how much the reduction was due to the fasting month but I will need to raise them up again after I come back from my raya break. Most encouraging of all was the reduction in total fat mass as well as the body fat %. I still have a ways to go to reach my goals in these 2 measures but I’m motivated to continue on the current track.

To date, I have been through 4 sessions at the gym with my PT and he has put on his kid gloves with me when it comes to the amount of rest I’m allowed between reps and sets. I have a sneaking feeling that he’ll be less than forgiving when once the fasting month has passed. I don’t blame him for wanting to do that since I’m am myself unsatisfied with the amount of time I need to get through the reps. I often find myself in the position where the mind was willing but the body just didn’t want to cooperate to go through to that one last rep without having to take a break.

For the sessions itself, we been focusing on circuit training using floor exercises, cardio as well as stretching which I just had a session last night. Suffice to say that I was surprised that the stretching session with PT, which basically made me do impressions a how a human pretzel would look like, left me sweating as much as I would be doing the other trainings. In the end it was all good but there were moments during the session which I just couldn’t wait for it to end. Unfortunately it was not something that I could do by myself so would need to find a partner to do it once I’m done with the PT sessions.

Looking ahead, I’m taking a week off potentially from gym if I would be traveling during the raya holidays which I have not confirmed yet. If I don’t then I would probably come back to Sunway earlier and get more gym time earlier in the day than the time I would usually go to. Hopefully I don’t do too much damage during the Hari Raya festivities what with all that wonderful food within easy reach.

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