The importance of being measured
I am one of those people, if you haven’t already realized, that needs encouragement to feel like I am doing something worthwhile. When I know that I am doing something important, I am a stubborn thing(my family will vouch), and will continue past what most “normal” people would. But for the most part, I need encouragement and specific results to show the progress. So, I got the best news last week when I was measured and tested my body fat again, at the halfway point in my 13 week program. Amazing! Never in my entire life have I ever been so soundly convinced of the rightness of what I have committed to! Granted, it is not only my physical progress that I am measuring, also that of my family and my insides/mental health, but right now it’s all about me. Ha.
So here they are:
Total weight: 20 lbs
Lean muscle gained: 4 lbs
Body Fat: lost 6% !
Push ups: from only 22 to 42 in one minute
Crunches: from only 44 to 60 in one minute
Flexibility: from barely touching the ground with my fingertips to almost a flat palm
Bicep: lost 1 inch
Chest: lost 6 inches (yep, unfortunately some was boob. Luckily my husband still loves me!)
Waist: lost 5 inches
Hip: lost 2 inches
Thigh: lost 3 inches
Calf: lost 2 inches
Mentally: gained a heck of a lot of confidence, energy, and my commitment went up a couple of levels!
I absolutely can’t wait to see where I am in 6 more weeks! It makes me want to re-commit to my better eating habits, not quite so much coffee, and indulgences in general. Like that darn cheese pizza that is so easy to make and eat! Arrgh! I’m pretty excited about a bunch of new things I’ve been told about and discovered (because my husband loves to cook them for me!) in the nutrition genre, tune in tomorrow to hear more.