How to Become 10 Percent Body Fat Day 2
Today I was pretty sore from the hour on the elliptical yesterday, so I had to take a break. I know, that is a far cry from tumbling on mats, the elliptical should not take that toll physically, but it did. I know I have to stretch more as well.
I had tremendous cravings today for junk food, but was able to keep them contained. I just kept thinking to keep my eyes on the goal of reducing body fat.
How to Become 10 Percent Body Fat Day 1
I have wanted to achieve 10 percent body fat for too long. I really want to focus on how to become 10 percent body fat and thought that the best way to do it would be to log my results daily. We all have to start somewhere. This is where I am starting as of today. No excuses. No complaining. These are the facts. Face the facts and start to improve.
When I competed in gymnastics a very long time ago, I was discouraged when my coach told me that I had 4% bodyfat. I thought that fitness meant that I had no bodyfat at all. How wrong I was. During those teenage years, I ate what I wanted, never thought twice about it and worked out about 7 to 10 hours a day. I had no clue that 4% bodyfat was actually quite low, and as I got older, the body fat kept going up and away like a hot air balloon. Several years ago, I was already over 30% body fat, which is a huge problem in so many ways. How I felt, how I looked, health, we are just so affected by what we eat on a daily basis. Or at least I should say I, because this has been my experience.
I have taken that body fat percentage down from over 30% to my lowest over the last couple of years has been 19%. I have found it hard to sustain that with the way I have been eating, mainly vegetables and protein with very little complex carbs other than the vegetables. Over the last year or so, I have gone up in body fat percentage to where I am now, 22.8%.
I am taking on a new challenge. I want to learn how to become 10 percent body fat and succeed at it. I am not sure how long that will take, but I think it is a good goal.
Today, I started with an hour on the elliptical. The main reason that I am doing an hour is due to the recommendation of physicians who state that even though 30 minutes would be great, an hour will give your heart a really good workout, even promoting development of additional capillaries to feed the heart muscle. Being a monday, I started up with squats and pushups again. I did two sets of 25 pushups and five sets of squats with just the bar. This is a great lesson for me to see how difficult it is to get back into shape.
Starting at 196 is alot better than starting at 250 pounds. That said, it would be alot easier to maintain the gains.
Food wise I am concentrating on keeping it real.