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Metabolic Assessment

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hello again, Sparklers! Hope you are staying healthy and happy through the final stretch in the holidays!

Just a quick update. I'm doing great. Still hanging in there and maintaining my weight. My goal is just to maintain. I won't worry about active weight loss until after the New Year. I joined a new gym, and I am swinging by there on my way home from work. Exercise is a great way to end the day, and it helps me unwind.

One of the products they sell at this gym is a metabolic assessment. I paid for a resting metabolic assessment, and an active metabolic assessment. The resting metabolic assessment will tell me what my *real* RMR is, not estimated based on online calculators. Similarly, the active metabolic assessment will tell me what my real heart rate max is, and the optimal cardio zone levels I should be working out in, and for how long.

I'm excited about these tests. I am doing the active metabolic assessment today. I'll report back on my results and what I learn!
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    Keep us posted!
    1490 days ago
    Knowing that would be very helpful in setting up a plan.
    1491 days ago
    1491 days ago
    Sounds interesting! I can't wait to hear how it goes!
    1491 days ago
    Well that will be interesting to see.

    I'm glad to hear that things are going well. Good for you for ending your work day with a work out - I was always just too tired, but now that you said that it probably would have been a good stress reliever. Years ago I did take Dance classes after work - loved that!

    Baking cookies today for our holiday celebration - only 2 kinds. I will enjoy one or two but I'm not much of a cookie eater which is helpful. I have also decided that if I maintain my weight over the holidays (which includes my birthday and New Years) then I can work harder starting in January

    Have a good day!
    1491 days ago
  • G72812
    Meant to comment on the metabolic assessment. I did one at the gym I go to. It was not only an eye opener but a wake up call to get serious. Good luck with your assessment!
    1491 days ago
  • G72812
    I just got started "again" yesterday. Need to lose 35 lbs. Trying to get through the holidays without gaining.
    1491 days ago
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