Resting Metabolic Rate: 1823 calories/day
Lean Lb: 134.55
Fat Lb: 14.85
Body Fat: 9.9%
I’ve been active all my life. I played baseball and basketball until high school when running took over. In 6th grade one of my teachers convinced me to try cross-country and it turned out to be a good thing.
I ran track and cross-country all four years of high school and did pretty well for myself. My weight throughout high school fluctuated between 115 and 125 and my height senior year was around 5’9”. For some reason I was really anti-lifting while in high school, even though I signed up for weight lifting each trimester. The P.E. teacher made us cross country runners lift with the girls due to us being scrawny.
Running paid off and I received scholarships to run at the collegiate level. First I ran for two years at Clackamas Community College and then three years at Western State Colorado. During college I was still anti-lifting but did it because my coaches made me. While in college I would run anywhere from 70 to 90 miles a week and my weight would fluctuate between 125 and 135.
After college (Fall of 2006) I moved to California and was tired of being skinny so I set out to gain weight, lift more, stop running and take supplements. This plan sort of worked. In a year and a half I went from 135 to 170 but it wasn’t really muscle. I had fallen into a weight lifting routine and got bored. My body was soft and I lost the lean look that I had in college. My eating habits were “I’m working out every day so I can eat whatever I want”. I had a steady diet of TV dinners, cereal and Papa Murphy’s pizza.
I moved back to Washington in February 2008 and stuck with my same routine for about 6 more months. When I met Kylah I weighed 170. After meeting her something changed. I started switching up my workouts; I would lift some days do circuits other days and run every once and a while. The biggest change came in the kitchen, we both love to cook and would try our best to eat healthy (it really helped that Kylah and I had similar goals). Within less than a year of meeting Kylah I had dropped 20 pounds and became much leaner.
My body fat is currently 11.2%. I have ramped up my running in the last month doing some last minute training for the warrior dash. I throw in a couple of brutal circuits every week to stay sharp. I have also added a lot of medicine ball pushup routines to focus on my core. Our diets are always a work in progress, there are times when we stray but for the most part we stay on track.
My goal is to weigh 160lbs and cut down to 9% body fat. I need to work on consuming more calories, but also making sure I’m eating the right kind of calories. I will still incorporate running and circuits, but plan to up my weights as well. It’s always a work in progress, but the results are worth the work!
Body Fat Testing History:
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