Good numbers and being in control

I went to the doctor yesterday and had some pretty rockin’ vitals.

Blood pressure: 100/70

Heart rate:  44 bpm

I’ve been told by a couple of nurses that those are pretty athletic numbers.  I also benched over 200 lbs for the first time in my life.  200 lbs is 117% of my body weight.  I deadlifted 355 lbs, which is 208% of my body weight.

My waist is one inch smaller than my trainer’s.  We’re both the same height.

The average American male has a body fat percentage between 17-26%.  Mine has all-but-certainly dipped under 12%, which makes mine low and approaching very low.

And yet, I feel like a creationist because I have all this evidence in front of me and some days, like today, I grab at my stomach and just cannot believe I’m not fat.  And I’m lucky: at least I can acknowledge reality even if I can’t convince my brain.  I can find ways to logic my way around the image in the mirror.  I have some insight into the reality break that is anorexia – most anorexics don’t.

Here’s to being healthy and knowing it through reason, even if some days it’s hard to believe.

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