Tuesday night I drove to a sports clinic to meet Brandon and do an initial evaluation of my current condition and flexibility. I had filled in a lot of health paperwork and emotional health paperwork and provided that to him.
I met with Carolyn who did my pictures front, back and both sides. Those will be posted tomorrow. Carloyn then tested my flexibility and twisted me in directions that I did not know I could do lol!
Brandon spent some time discussing my heritage, blood type and what that meant to my core eating requirements. I am a mixture of British, French and Native indian. Blood Type O negative. This means I need primarily protein diet and very few carbs. I will learn more about that in my second session tomorrow.
Brandon then took me into the gym area where he asked me to do a lunge….I laughed and got down on one knee…he asked me to raise myself and i could NOT do that…needed to use my hands! He smiled and said we will be working on that! Then lol I was told to try a push up…i was so embarassed but got down and did a few pushup’s which is another key exercise i will be working on. The last test was a wall squat and that went pretty well. Overall I am more flexible then I expected and I know I have a long way to go!
Then my measurements were taken.
I was surprised by a few things. One I had always been hourglass with my waist being 2 -4 inches smaller than my breast measurement and hip measurements. I have moved to more of a pear shape in the last year.
My official measurements are
Left Arm 14/1/4
right arm 15 1/4
Waist – 50
Chest 50 1/2
left thigh 30 3/4
right thigh 30 1/4
left Calf 17 1/2
right calf 17
Butt 54 3/4
Brandon asked me about my health goals and if I had a number in mind , I really did not but I did mention that I have a 50th highschool reunion (22 years for me) November 2010.
He took that date and did some calculations and my goal weight for that date is 160 lbs….90 lbs lighter than I am today!!
So how do we start from here?
Brandon says “The goal is to go through these phases until November 2010 to reach your goal of 160lbs.
8 weeks of building a foundation to be able to work on
4 to 6 weeks of building muscle and getting stronger
3 to 5 weeks of increased endurance exercises
4 to 6 weeks of building muscle again which will keep the body guessing.
This way of training is called periodization which really helps people’s bodies develop and not adapt to the exercise/routine.
I have also attached a food journal that I would like you to fill out starting tomorrow and submitting it to me every night so I can see how your eating habits are as well as your nutrition.”
I will be seeing him tomorrow to start my foundation work and review my paperwork results and food plan! Tomorrow I will post about this first official step with my holistic coach Brandon of KSS Consulting!