Do you know what your numbers are? Things like cholesterol, bodyfat, blood pressure, and resting blood sugar?
If you’re like me, you’ve been measuring your weight and keeping track of your inches. Maybe some of you have even gotten a bodpod or dexa scan.
We had a health screening at work the other day. I signed up for it specifically because I thought they were going to measure bodyfat with a bio impedance monitor, and I needed to have my cholesterol taken.
I just a have one thing to say:
4 Hour Body is awesome.
Literally the only change I’ve made to my lifestyle since last checking these numbers was adopting the 4HB lifestyle.
First surprise: my blood pressure is down. It had been hanging around 135/90 for at least 5 years. It’s gone down twice since I started 4HB. Wednesday it was 129/76. My resting pulse is less than 70. I think my heart is doing well!
Second surprise: my cholesterol is right smack in the middle of “good”. I had no baseline for cholesterol, but it tested at 142. My HDL is 14, which apparently should be above 40. They didn’t measure my triglycerides or my LDL.
I’d like to take this opportunity to mention that I’ve been eating about 3 eggs every day for breakfast for the past six months. I don’t cut fat off of my meat. I eat bacon.
I was quite disappointed by their BMI test, though. They only used the “traditional” method, which sucks. Not only did they use the height/weight ratio formula as my BMI, the woman literally guessed at my weight. Because I was clothed she randomly took 2 lbs off of my weight.
As an aside, I decided to take it upon myself to get a bodyfat tester. I bought an omron bodyfat monitor and am quite excited to start putting it to use. I’ll post a product review once I get it.
Please check your numbers
There are two reasons for me talking about this today. One is that I wanted to show first-hand that the 4 hour body plan works. Those numbers don’t lie.
The second reason is that I want to encourage you to get yourself checked at the very least to know where you’re starting. This is especially powerful if you’re brand new.
Being able to compare what your vitals were before starting to what they are a few months in could do amazing wonders to your motivation to continue. They’ll also very quickly quiet the naysayers, and you might even get a few people on board. My mom decided to start 4HB when I told her about my check-up.
Get yourself checked, and be amazed!
Do you have before and after numbers? Please share them with us in the comments!