By March 15, 2006

24 Percent

After months of wondering, I cut the bullshit and went to the gym today to calculate my body fat percentage and to partner up with a personal trainer. I calipered in at 24%, which is the most I’ve ever been. Getting calipered reaffirmed my believe in that body fat % is far more important than overall body weight. I weigh 2 pounds more than when I lived in Oregon and had a body fat percentage of 12%. Then, as now, my trouble spot is around mah belly. I attribute that to not exercising and to sitting down all day. And cheese fries.

So, starting tomorrow I’ll be working with Yoda, a young buck who never the less has eight years of personal training experience. I told him I’d do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn’t involve running or giving up hamburgers. 😉

Join me in welcoming my new tag: 24 Percent.

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5 Comments on "24 Percent"

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  1. traceracer says:

    But man, cheese fries are tasty.

  2. drfaulken says:

    Tell me about it 🙁 I’m a sucker for a good Angus steak hamburger and cheese fries from Outback. My goal is 10 – 14% body fat, which hopefully will leave enough room for cheese fries now and then 🙂

  3. jaine_parr says:

    I’m so with you on the body fat % being more important than total mass. I’ve gained over 20 pounds of lean muscle mass since I started working out and I like myself a lot better than I did before. I weigh almost exactly the same, but I’m not the same shape.

  4. drfaulken says:

    Yes, especially since your new shape is “badass lady” 😉

    I’m going in for my evaluation in 30 minutes. I’m going to ask my trainer to add some flexibility to the mix.

  5. drfaulken says:

    Editor’s note: I got tired of looking at the erroneous “24 Percent” category. Based on my and Yoda’s guess that I was actually at 21 percent body fat at the beginning of my training, I’ve renamed the category appropriately.