Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fitness Assessment Results

Fitness Assessment
June 2, 2010

Weight: 303
Resting Heart Rate: 65
Blood Pressure: 118/72
Body Fat: 45.6% (This was described as “off the chart” for the computer program she was using. She had to take additional measurements with the calipers and calculate another way. EMBARRASING.)
3-Minute Step Test: 132 BPM (Up and down on a step for 3 minutes.)
Sit and Reach: 14 (This measures my flexibility.)
Bench Press Test: 30 Reps (Lifting 35 lbs. She said this was great.)
Chest – 46
R. Upper Arm – 18.5
Waist – 54
Hips – 57
R. Thigh – 34
R. Calf – 20

I have to admit, the numbers are depressing. The bright side? I now have a plan. The trainer was very encouraging and though it was great that I was taking control of my health. But I felt grossly out of shape and fat as hell.

I will return to the trainer for a re-assessment on August 1. My goal is to lose 20 lbs, and to also increase my strength and lower my active heart rate. I am so glad I did this assessment. Now I will be able to measure my success in other ways BESIDES THE SCALE.

I hopped on the elliptical for some cardio after the assessment, and had to stop after 23 minutes because my left foot was HURTING. The arch of my foot was rubbing my shoe the wrong way and it was painful. I tried to keep going but pain started shooting up my leg so I stopped. I figured with the step test and the bench pressing I did, that I got in my 30 minutes.

I really need to find some new shoes. I’ve bought three new pair so far and they all hurt my feet after I wear them for a while. They are comfortable when I buy them, but don’t pass the workout test. Ugh. Very frustrating.

Sugar-free June is still going well! Almost too easy so far… no cravings, no headaches. Maybe the fruit I’m eating is keeping this process painless. My eating has been clean and healthy. No sodas today, either! I am feeling great!

Did I mention I lost 3 lbs since yesterday? Yes, I know I am supposed to ditch the scale. But I wanted to weigh in for the fitness test today so I would have an accurate number.

The rest of the day was spent by the pool. Lovin’ this vacation!


  1. Its so great to have other ways to measure our success than just the scale. As for your shoe problems, I was having similar problems and went to a running store. The people were really knowledgeable and the prices quite reasonable. Glad your sugar free June is going well so far. :)

  2. Hollie: I am having shoe probs too and my friend sent me here ( With this site you can input your weight, what you want the shoe for and how you w3alk, etc, and it tells you what shoe will be the best for you and your feet. Granted the shoes are a bit spendy, but you will get an idea of what you should be looking for for optimum comfort, and you can take it into a sports store to see if there is a different version or look on eBay ( i found what I was looking on eBay for half price!).

    The assessment was a great idea. Even when my scale doesn't give me the numbers I want, the inches lost helps keep me on track. Good work so far :)

  3. Great job working out! That's wonderful that you went in for an assessment. You'll really be able to gauge how far you come from this point with that assessment behind you! Keep doing a great job, and congrats on the three pound weight loss! You're close to a "triple digit rollover..." 200s here you come!

  4. Busting through to the 200s will feel great! It is good to have a starting point, Hollie...and starting measurements. You will be so excited as you begin to shrink! Woo hoo! I bet you will be bencing 75 pounds before you know it! I love that getting strong is such a big part of your goal. You will do it!

  5. Girl...sounds like you are doing VERY WELL!!! Go Mama!! By the way, don't let your assessment get you down. It's not like you plan on being stagnant!!! Those are the measurements of OLD HOLLIE!!! Gosh...I'm proud of you! By the way, the fruit is def. helping your sugar craving. Your body is getting natural sugar. Chances are your body won't crave sweets; however, your mind may!! Stay strong!

  6. Good for you Hollie! You never give up and i find this so inspiring! And as far as the shoes, it definitely helps to go to a running store and have them fit you properly. Keep up the good work!

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