Today I got my A*S kicked!! I had my physical assessment with a personal trainer from Urban Active.
Meet Vaughn, my personal trainer for the day. He’s a great guy….even though he kicked my butt.
First he weighed me and took my body fat percentage. The instrument they used to measure body fat percentage was called a bioelectrical impedance analyzer (below).
I clocked in at 21.6%. I was happy with this number. It’s in the range of “fitness and health”. When I was anorexic my body fat percentage was 11%. Can you believe that??? No wonder I had zero energy and felt like crap.
After the weight and body fat measurement they asked me multiple questions about my medical background. Then they asked me questions about my dietary habits. They also asked me if I had any goals, and I had to think about this question for a while. I finally told them my goal was to get a bit more toned for bathing suit season (that’s a reasonable goal, right?). He responded by saying I need to up my protein intake from 30% (about where I am at currently) to 40%. I laughed. Sorry, that’s not going to happen. In my professional opinion a diet of 40% protein will mean I would loose weight. I don’t want that. Plus, I wouldn’t necessarily gain muscle by eating 40% protein, unless I am also eating more calories than I burn. I believe I can become more toned by eating exactly what I eat now, I just need to up the resistance training a bit. I didn’t argue with him though, I kept my thoughts (mainly) to myself. It was good for me to hear this though, as I will be doing dietary consults with many of the personal trainer’s clients. I needed to get an idea of what type of dietary advice they are providing to their clients prior to them meeting with me.
So after the questions were answered, I was asked to warm up either on the treadmill or the elliptical. I chose my favorite, the elliptical. I did a slow warm up for about 20 minutes.
Even after this first exercise, I was ready to be finished. I sort of felt like I was on the Biggest Loser! I’m not sure what this exercise was called, but it was HARD!
Question: Have you ever been to a personal trainer? Were you humbled like I was??
On Saturday I will post a new recipe and a review of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution! Have a great night everyone, and thanks for reading 🙂