The De-Nickification of Nick: Final Body Comp Results
3/6/2013 1:21:00 PM
So I just got back from Crossfit Central's Burnet Rd gym where they did my I AM Crossfit final body composition. For those who don't know what this is, they measure your weight, body fat percentages, and measure the various parts of your body, waist, thighs, etc. I have the results in hand, and we will be revealing them live on air tomorrow morning at 7:15. I can't decide if I'm nervous or excited about the results. There is simply no way I feel I lost 30 pounds, but the way my body looks and feels I think 10-15 pounds is certainly doable.
Since I was 15 I've been technically overweight going by a simple height weight scale, but a lot of that has always been muscle weight. So I've never put much stock in measuring my weight. I've always gone with the simple eyeball test. How do I look in the mirror, how heavy do I feel, and things of that nature are more important to me than what a cheap bathroom scale says. Unless you're one of those freakish people that can eat whatever they want and never put on weight, which by the way everyone hates you, then you know how even losing just 5 pounds can affect how your body feels.
With that in mind, no matter what my body comp results say, I'm proud of what I've accomplished. Before all this I hated what I saw when I looked into the mirror. If I didn't like how I looked with no clothes on how could anybody else? Now when I look at myself I feel good about myself. I can still see the extra weight I'm carrying but I can also see the weight that I've lost, and when I know that I've been working out and eating healthy it's so much easier to see the good than the bad. Even if the extra definition in my abs and chest are 99% in my mind, it's still encouraging. It like a sculptor who can see the statue he wants to create instead of a large block of granite. You just have to keep chipping away at everything you don't want until you're left with literally rock-hard abs.
As always please don't forget to like Restora Austin on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. We've almost got their Facebook page to 1000 likes, but I still need to get them a hundred followers on Twitter. It's a way to personally be a part of the De-Nickification process. Besides all the cool kids are doing it.