So I had to do my befit assessment for work this morning. This is a assessment that the company does for non contract employees for insurance purposes.
These things stress me out. I work out almost daily, I walk over 10,000 steps a day, I run, I do piyo, I do the kettle bell workouts but yet this one thing can take me down.
They measure your body fat with their machine, they weigh you, they take your blood pressure, they take labs to check for triglycerides, cholesterol, nicotine etc.....
Well, this year I started to do more strength training because my body fat was 28.6% last year and it has to be below 26% to be in the normal no risk numbers.
Today, my body fat was 30%!!!! Oh good, I have increased my body fat by 1.4%!!!!!
I have to wonder, what can I possibly do to get a perfect score. My bmi will fall in the normal range and I think all of labs will come back ok, but I will still be over the body fat number and that is not a big deal in the whole scheme of things if that is the only thing that I get docked for, but it is the principle of that stupid number! How could it have gone up??????????
I told myself that it is not a big deal, it is just a number, but those are the numbers that we live inside of. Those are the numbers that can drive us crazy.
So, I will keep on fighting, as I get closer to 50, it will get harder, but I know that I am worth it and it is just a number in the end. Just a number that will never define me.
Isn't it something what those numbers can do to us!
I will keep on pushing and keep on fighting those numbers!
And according to this chart, I guess I am average so it is all about who is choosing the numbers. Thanks Honeybliss for pointing out that fact!