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My Goals For This Year

At the beginning of this year I started swimming to train for my first triathlon (I started biking in September of last year and I love it).  Unfortunately I ended up with two shoulder injuries (torn left and right rotator cuff at different times and a torn bicep).  It hurt to even run at times so I was out of commission with running never mind trying to swim.  Around the time of my injuries I was also hit with a stomach virus, a flu like virus, and a cold virus that lasted in my lungs for about three weeks.  I went from running 5 miles 4x a week to not doing anything for a week at a time.  Now things are starting to come back and I'm running 4x a week with 3 of those times at 3 miles and the 4th time is my long run of 5+ miles.

I decided to scrap the idea of a triathlon this year because my endurance is nil in swimming and I don't want to put the pressure on myself to train for that.  I want to work on my shoulders and keep them strong and with out injury. Eventually I will…

ATTENTION: DRUM ROLL PLEASE :-)

Not sure if I blogged about this before but I took a college level Nutrition Class and the classes just ended. I finished my Nutrition Class with a 95 average so I'm exempt from the final exam :-)  But wait it gets better :-)

I have been fighting off these last few lbs and it looks like I wasn't seeing the whole 'picture'.  For those who have been trying to lose weight I'm sure you can relate to a love hate relationship with the scale at one time or another.  Since my last post I've lost a few lbs but not the 10lbs I talked about in my previous post.  We'll today I had a body fat analysis done to see where I am.   I was nervous and expecting to be in the low 30's for fat percentage.  It's funny how our old ways of thinking about ourselves never seems to completely go away.

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My body fat is 21.9% !

So what does that mean?

According to the American Council On Exercise these are the ranges for body fat percentages:

Men
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