I trained tonight but in advance of that, I had a body composition reading and a fitness assessment, all part of a status check.
The awesome news is that I'm down 11% in total body fat from when I started training just over 11 months ago! Yippee-ki-yay! All those protein days during my burn phase totally paid off because it was during this phase that I dropped 7% to the 23.8% that I am today. Now, I haven't lost a ton of weight - less than 10lbs - but I'm OK with that because lean muscle is denser than fat and I can feel the difference in my clothes.
Plus I'm so much stronger than I once was! I had 3 personal bests yesterday: I deadlifted 135lbs, the leg extension machine was loaded up with 170lbs and K brought back the hateful farmer's walk which I did with much glaring and silent cursing lugging 75lbs dumbbells - up 15lbs from my first and last walk.
Now, if you knew me at all, you'd know that I am no Athlete. My hand-eye co-ordination sucks eggs. I was a flute soloist in my high school band and yearbook editor-in-chief for goodness sake! How stereotypically non-Athlete could I be? But that's the goal. And I'm rather looking forward to it! :)