June 6, 2007 at 5:12 am #105302
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
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.June 6, 2007 at 6:15 am #110466aussiechickParticipant
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.
BecJune 6, 2007 at 1:29 pm #110467
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.June 6, 2007 at 3:29 pm #110468 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 weekJune 6, 2007 at 4:39 pm #110469
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.June 14, 2007 at 2:03 pm #110470 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
Hip: 38.5 inches
Waist to hip ratio: .86June 14, 2007 at 11:01 pm #110471
Great, the tape is the way to go.June 27, 2007 at 1:30 pm #110472 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.June 28, 2007 at 1:31 am #110473scumdoggParticipant 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 musclesJune 28, 2007 at 2:11 am #110474 Thanks! I willJuly 12, 2007 at 6:17 am #110475 Well. Depending on what time of day/week/month I measure myself, the lowest measurements I’ve gotten are:
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.July 12, 2007 at 6:35 am #110476
Congratulations!July 12, 2007 at 9:53 am #110477volleyball_manParticipant Woohoo!July 12, 2007 at 4:14 pm #110478ucffoolParticipant 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.April 19, 2009 at 4:01 am #110479 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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