Xtina’s progress

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  • #105302
    Xtina
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    I posted my first thread in the training forum about how I’m beginning to lose motivation, so I’m going to start posting my progress.

    June 5, 2007

    Weight: 119

    Waist at belly button: 33.25 inches

    Waist to hip ratio: I think it’s .94 which puts me at elevated risk, but I’m not sure I measured it right.

    I haven’t completed my workout today. Day 3, Level 1 for the sixth week in a row. Still can’t do many real pull ups or pushups.

    #110466
    aussiechick
    Participant

    Hi again

    I just did a lengthy reply in your other post but I wanted to ask if you have done an easier “active rest” week yet? That might help with your progress as well.

    Bec

    #110467
    Xtina
    Participant

    Yeah, I had a rest week. I don’t know if I was quite active enough, but I have no idea what the standard should be. I didn’t want to overdo it, so I mainly just concentrated on walking more.

    #110468
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    After you add more muscle you will be able to do a much higher work output plus your bmr ( your will burn way more cal each day ) will be allot higher to feed that muscle ( don’t worry I am not talking big muscles think lean and toned )

    How is your nutrition? That is an extremely critical factor if your goal is to improve body composition. Let us know if you have any questions.

    To optimize fat loss meals should look like this

    lean meat ( fit in palm of hand )

    non starchy vegetables ( as much as you can eat )

    nuts or a little olive oil ( for cooking veg or as dressing )

    small amount of fruit preferably berries

    construct meals like that 3-5 times a day and you will drop 2-3 lb a week

    #110469
    Xtina
    Participant

    It’s good advice, and I’m slowly starting to change my diet, but it’s difficult because there are so many pitfalls – not the least of which are an uncooperative spouse and co-workers. But one of my co-workers is a former physical trainer and she’s going to help me construct a diet plan that works for us. I really like the notion of keeping meat portions the size of my palm. I’m at work right now, so I shouldn’t go into the whole spectrum of my diet, but I will say it models the SAD and I’m trying to change that. It’s been slow going.

    #110470
    Xtina
    Participant

    This measurement is probably less relevant because I took it at a different time of day so the loss is probably water. But I want to start doing this in the morning (I think) so that’s when I’m going to do it today.

    Waist at bellybutton: 32 and 5/8 inches

    Weight: 116

    Hip: 38.5 inches

    Waist to hip ratio: .86

    #110471
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Great, the tape is the way to go.

    #110472
    Xtina
    Participant

    This isn’t a tape measurement, but I thought I’d report that the other day I found a new muscle. My husband says it’s my triceps brachii. I know it’s always been there, but now I can see it and I’m really proud of my progress.

    #110473
    scumdogg
    Participant

    Good job Xtina! I’ve been feeling a little less than motivated recently so I’ve been reading and re-reading some posts, looking for motivation. Keep us posted on any other newly found muscles :)

    #110474
    Xtina
    Participant

    Thanks! I will :)

    #110475
    Xtina
    Participant

    Well. Depending on what time of day/week/month I measure myself, the lowest measurements I’ve gotten are:

    Weight: 116

    Waist at belly button: 30.75

    Hip: 38 for waist to hip ratio: 31

    But I have no idea if I have ever measured my hip in the same place twice, so I think that measurement is pretty useless.

    Some days, my waist measurement shoots way up, and others I’m surprised how low it is. It fluctuates multiple times during the day too. So I figure my measurements aren’t nearly scientific enough to matter. However, 3 lbs and

    an inch and a half off the waist are nothing to sneeze at. I’m proud, and my husband says that he can tell the difference and that in a few months I’ll be as slim as I ever was.

    Oh also, I’ve gotten way better at pushups since my first progress posting. I can do all of them the real way, but I’m doing them on rings now, so it seems much easier.

    #110476
    imported_Admin
    Participant

    Congratulations!

    #110477
    volleyball_man
    Participant

    Woohoo!

    #110478
    ucffool
    Participant

    That’s fantastic! I don’t measure myself, but once a month I take a picture. Always on Sunday mornings, 8am, before having breakfast. That kind of consistency will help keep your numbers from being effected by other variables.

    #110479
    Xtina
    Participant

    Just for fun, even though I’m not doing the same workout anymore, I decided to measure myself almost two years later. My waist is one inch bigger and my butt is about a quarter inch bigger. Not bad for someone who’s as sedentary as me! And if I succeed at getting pregnant, this is probably the last time I’ll ever be this skinny, so I might as well enjoy it!

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