Thursday, February 2, 2012


Just to clarify, I AM making a big deal over what is, in the grand scheme, a little thing. I haven't lost anyone close to me or made any big changes in my life. I just received a little bad news, that's all.

I traveled to Human Health Specialists in Scottsdale, AZ for a trip through the Bod Pod (see here). It is a tiny chamber that uses a measured difference in air pressure to determine lean vs. fat mass. Since fat loss is a goal of mine, I figured it would be a good idea to have an accurate accounting of BF%. Here's my results:

If you'll notice, my BF% is 25%. The same as I measured when I was 50lbs heavier. Um... come again?

Must have been something wrong with the machine

This paleo thing sucks

I need to work out two times a day, at least

I haven't been nearly compliant enough...

And so on. I was really deeply hurt by this result. After all, I am leaner and my muscle mass is noticeably better. So after working my way through the denial, anger, bargaining, and fear; I've accepted that I have "Excessive Bodyfat".

I chalk it up to the following:
Excess interstitial fluid due to two hours of 32kg kettlebell work the day prior
All other BF% measured on the notoriously inaccurate bioelectrical impedance device
I actually have 25% BF

So, I will do the following to work on reducing BF:
Take back out the carbs, I'm not that much of an athlete right now
No WODs over 20minutes
Intemittent fasting (18hrs a couple of times a week)
Up the protein intake
and try that whole "giving up coffee" nonsense again. Post on this in the future.

Watch for the follow up post after my next Bod Pod in July