Can you even believe it snowed again? What is up with this snow? I think I need to go snow shoeing soon. Haven’t been at all this year and we have snow shoes somewhere. Who wants to go?
Anyway, as promised I am going to give you my measurements from when I started working with Steve in November up till now. He measured me with a tape measure and you can see my progress below.
Nov 6th Feb 12th Variance
Neck – 12.5 12.25 same
Chest – 36 35.5 -.5
Arm/elbow – 11.75 11.5 -.25
Waist – 29.75 29 -.75
Navel – 35.5 34.25 -1.25
Hips – 38.5 37.5 -1.25
Thigh/ top of knee – 22.75 21.5 -1.25
Glutes – 39.25 38.75 – 1.5
So, in about 14 weeks working out once a week with him and doing other classes at the gym and at home exercises I lost inches all around, except my neck, but who cares about that?
My weight on Nov 6th was 143 and when he weighed me on 2/8 my weight was 139.5. Now, I told him that I don’t care what the scale says. If I am more toned, stronger and leaner then I don’t care what the scale says. I almost never weigh myself so you may say I only lost 4.5 pounds in 14 weeks but look at the inches.
I also want to note that this is all with an imperfect diet. I have watched my portions, snacks and alcohol intake but I have been no means on a “strict” diet. I eat out on the weekends frequently and I do eat what I want. I just don’t eat a ton of it and then I watch my food intake for the rest of the day.
Steve also did caliper pinches when I first started with him and we’ll do those again Saturday and see where I wind up with those measurements.
This goes to show with a little effort women in their 40’s can lose weight and tone up. It isn’t just our age and we are stuck with bodies we aren’t happy with.
Could I lose more? Sure, but I am happy with what I have lost and this will keep me motivated to keep going.
Question of the day: Do you care what the scale says?