January 27, 2014 by Woz
While I’m feeling vulnerable posting my stats, I think it’s important to have a baseline as I begin this journey. Sure, I could talk in vague generalities but I really want face the music and be honest with myself as I move forward.
I think it’s important to take responsibility for myself because no one else is going to do it for me. And you know what, there’s some real strength in that.
So here it is…the good, the bad, and the ugly of where I currently am. My hope is that this not only motivates me, but that it helps someone else out there who may feel like they are the only one in a situation like mine. Trust me, you aren’t, and we can stroll through this together.
My current body fat percentage is 34.9%. Ideally, an average woman my age is 25-31%, thus putting me in the obese category.
Is that a little hard to swallow? Yes, but I’m facing where I currently stand and it points me in the direction I want to go. This is a journey right? I’ve chosen to focus on BFP instead of pounds (of which I currently have 158) as it will be more accurate as I am *hoping* to gain muscle as I lose the fat.
The next area I need to evaluate is how much I’m writing per day. Unless anyone else has any ideas on how to measure it (and I’m totally up for suggestions!), my first thought was to get to the nitty gritty and go by word count.
I’ve decided that putting a word count on my writing might have the opposite effect on what I’m trying to accomplish (I tend to be a rebel like that), so instead, I’m committing to simply writing everyday. At this point that can be absolutely anything as long as it’s writing. This includes journaling, blogging (this blog included), and freewriting. The point is to just get my fingers and/or pen moving and get into a solid writing habit.
How about you? Where are you in your journey?