Just did my monthly measurements and wanted to quickly share the results.
Before I went away in March, I
- weighed 66.6kg (146.5lb),
- had a 78cm waist,
- 100.5cm hips, and
- thighs around 63cm
When I returned in May, I
- weighed 69.9kg (153.8lb, + 3.3kg/7.3lb),
- had an 85.6cm waist (+7.6cm),
- 108cm hips (+7.5cm), and
- thighs around 66cm (+3cm)!
Wow, did I ever stack it on! 6 weeks of good eating and easy living sure made me bigger than I have been in a very long time! I added a good 18cm to my body in just 6 weeks!
After about four weeks of re-developing my fitness routine and health habits, to a point where I’m pretty happy about my daily exercise and diet, I have come quite a way!
This morning I
- weighed 69.7kg (153.3lb, -0.2kg/.4lb),
- had a 81.2cm waist (-4.4cm),
- 103.4cm hips (-4.6cm), and
- 65cm (-1cm) thighs!
So my weight hasn’t really changed, but look at that waist, hip and thigh change! That’s already 10cm lost in about 4 weeks. And how much fitter do I feel?!
This is precisely why I never allow my clients to focus on the numbers on the scale. It’s only one measure of success, and it doesn’t always tell the truth! I have slimmed down, toned up, and gotten my cardiovascular fitness back to a place I find acceptable. I have goals and healthy eating habits and feel good! And I can see those results in the measurements.
Sure, I’d like to weight 65kg, and maybe some day I will, but considering that I now have a very well-rounded workout schedule, which includes plenty of weights and not just 100% cardio, I am more likely to stay a bit heavier but get tighter and look fab!
What’s the most important measure of success for you in fitness? Cardio/endurance? Waist measurements/dress size? Weight?