A few months ago I took the plunge and took the Ultimate Test from Inside Tracker, www.insidetracker.com. I was scared of the results but also wanted to better myself and be ready to make the change. The results I got back were definitely not the results I thought and they were much worse than I expected. You can read about it here, I’ve Been in Denial.
Well, about a week ago, I took the plunge for another round of tests. Lots of things have changed in my personal life since the first test was taken. New boss at work, another job (adding to what I already have on my plate), surgery, a marathon, you name it there was lots of changes. I was able to get an early morning appointment so I didn’t have to go long without food. YAY! I was nervous about the results and I actually forgot about them until the email showed up in my inbox early last Friday morning.
I anxiously opened it and totally forgot my password since I was not on my normal computer. But I got in! That’s all that matters. I took a look at my results and starting going through them like a champ. There was lots that I needed to work on from the first round. This time through when I just logged in I could see that I had 4 that were at risk, 9 that need work, and 15 that were optimal. Compared to last time, I had 5 at risk, 11 needed work, and 13 that were optimal. Scary right! I was relieved that I was able to improve and that there is always room for improvement.
The biggest difference from the last test to this one, was my liver functions. I was able to get out of the at risk zone! Before I had 1 marker that was at risk, 2 that needed work and 1 that was optimal. This time, I had 3 optimal and 1 that needed work. This was such a huge relief to see. I did try hard to not drink as much as I had been before. I still have my wine from time to time.
Another area that saw another huge improvement was the oxygen transfer and blood function. Before I had 1 at risk, 3 that needed work and 1 that was optimal. This time around I was able to improve to where I had 1 that needed work and 3 that were optimal! Great news right?!
The biggest shock to me last time was my Inner Age. I was a shocking 52.7. I was 31.5 at the time I took that test. Can you imagine what went through my mind when I got those results. 52.7!!!!! Holy heck something was really wrong. I was nervous getting these results back this time. I knew that I could have eaten better, could have done more workouts, and taken vitamins to make it better. But I hadn’t. Go figure. So when I got to this page of the results I was so happy and excited to see that I was now a 45.4 year old. I’ll be 32 next week so I’m getting there! I was able to add some years to my life! YAY! Now to bring it down a wee bit more and to make me 32 or younger, now that would be awesome. Raspberries, blackberries, avocado, and spinach better watch out. I’m coming for you!
I still need to work on my Vitamin D. That did not fair any better than last time and is still at risk. OOPS! Other markers that still need work is the strength and endurance ones. I hope that I’m able to get those in check the next time around.
What’s great about Inside Tracker is that they recommend foods to help counteract the results if they need work (as you can see in my examples above). It is so helpful to have that information. Most often, you are told that something just isn’t right and then here take this pill to help. Well that pill may help in one area but defeat another. What good does that do? I was able to take their recommendation and get some Vitamin D3 and Vitamin E to help with some of the markers along with eating the foods that they recommend. Now, I will indulge every once in awhile and sure have those wings or pizza. But I need to make better conscience choices about what I’m getting ready to put in my mouth to fuel my body.
I would definitely recommend Inside Tracker. Lots of people use it for different things and to optimize their training, weight loss/management, and everything in between. Contact them and they can help you determine what the best type of test is for you. I’m really glad that I’ve taken this step this year and can’t wait to see what next year’s results bring.