I typically weigh in on Mondays, and this was one of those weeks where I saw NO movement on the scale from the previous week. Stuck at 192. Ugh. I confess, I was pretty frustrated, especially since I had really hoped to go under 190 this week. But, my friend Kim, from Accidental Mommies, lent some encouragement so I decided not to throw the scale.
Having decided NOT to throw the scale, and having no weight loss to report this week, I thought perhaps today would be a good day to do some measurements, since I last posted measurements on March 3rd in my Welcome to ONEderland post.
So, here they are:
|Weight||198.8 lb||192 lb||6.8 lb|
|Right Upper Arm||14.5||12.5||2 in|
|Left Upper Arm||14||12.75||1.25 in|
|Right Wrist||6.75||6.5||0.25 in|
|Left Wrist||6.75||6.5||0.25 in|
|Right Thigh||29||27.25||1.75 in|
|Left Thigh||29||27||2 in|
|Right Calf||16||16||0 in|
|Left Calf||16||16||0 in|
Um, yah. That’s a difference of 14.5 inches in one month! No wonder I was able to move into the size 16 jeans. LOL.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the difference in these two is worth a mint! The one on the left was taken last month. The one on the right was taken this morning!
This is going to sound ignorant, but the place I notice the most difference is my underarms. See, I was lucky enough to inherit the trait of having breast tissue in my axila (armpits) from my Mom. I jokingly call them my second set of boobs (and yes, they hurt when I PMS). Anyway, #3 and #4 are shrinking big time! Now, I am not one to count my chickens before they hatch, but I am thinking I may just be comfortable wearing sleeveless shirts in public this summer! Wouldn’t that be fun? I could show off my recently toned and redefined “mamaguns” and not have to worry about #3 and #4 waving at passersby!
I thought I would share a couple of elliptical photos with you, as well! The first one is from Monday. You may recall that my It’s a Start progress on the elliptical was 1.9 miles in 30 minutes with a total of 252 calories burned. I am now up to being able to do 5-5.3 miles in 60 minutes with a calorie burn of anywhere from 775 to 837. When using the elliptical for time, I keep the resistance set at a maximum of five and do either the fat burn, random, or mountain program.
When I am not concerned about how many miles I complete in the workout, I set it to manual and jack the resistance up so that I get a total body workout. Today, I set the resistance at 12 and completed 2.4 miles in 32 minutes… the second time. I wanted to take a picture of the display after the first workout (2.3 miles in 32 minutes, 375 calories burned), but had to go empty my son’s puke bucket and by the time I got back, it had reset. So, I jumped on the elliptical and pounded out another 32 minutes (while he napped) so I could share this picture…
(the default is set at 32 minutes, because there are 16 bars on the progress strip. So I generally do either 32 or 64 minutes, unless I am pushing for a new personal record, and then I set it to 30 or 60 minutes.)
A few of the things that I have learned over the last month are:
The scale does not tell the entire story…
Failing to plan is equivalent to planning to fail…
A quick update on the Total Gym Total Mom challenge. The challenge is set to begin on June 1st, and I should get the Total Gym 1-2 weeks prior so that I can familiarize myself with it. I can’t wait! In fact, I am already watching their Flash Sales, hoping to catch the Ab Crunch attachment at a deep discount!
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