Monday, December 29, 2008

Not the way I recommend going about it

It's been four weeks since my last fitness measurements, so I had Bill take them for me last night. With his help I've been able to make it to the gym frequently during the week when I would have otherwise sat on the couch vegging out. However, my nutrition has not been anywhere what I had planned. As in, I didn't eat very much all month long due to stress. Yeah, the starvation plan is not something I recommend at all, especially during the holidays.

But, regardless, the pants that I bought just before the first of the month are loose now, so I've dropped another pant size - now officially making me pre-pregnancy size and weight (still not pre-pregnancy shape) at 4 months postpartum. Here's how the stats are measuring up:

Weight = 136 lbs (from 140, starting 143)
Body fat percentage = 26.5% (from 27.5%, starting at 31%)

Neck = 12.25
Chest = 34.5
Arm = 10.5
Waist = 31 (from 32.5)
Hip = 40 (from 41)
Leg = 20.5
Calf = 13.5

I've lost 2.5 lbs of body fat as well as 1.5 lbs of muscle (NOT what I want to do, but that's what happens when you don't eat enough). The next three weeks should be a lot less stressful and I should be able to eat like a normal person again. I think working out is the easy part right now, so working on my nutrition will be my focus so I can gain that lost muscle back, plus some.

*pictures to come when I actually get out of my pajamas today*

1 comment:

Joanna said...

I hated that you lost like that but it's gone now! Keep up the good work...I am working on now as well...Gotta get rid of some of this um...well not baby fat anymore..Hehe...Kelsie is 3 now!