Saturday, September 19, 2009

Had a great week!

This past week was great. My workouts were good and I had some results with the body composition this week.
I did my body composition last week and had the following stats:

Saturday: 9/12 /09

Weight: 174.4
Body Fat: 31.92% (EEK!)
LBM: 118.72 lbs
Chest: 12 mm
Midaxilla (below armpit): 19 mm
Abdomen: 35 mm
Suprailiac (diag. fold abv. hip bone): 28.5 mm
Thigh: 42.5 mm
Subscapular (below shoulder blade): 20.5 mm
Tricep: 22.5 mm

Today, I did my stats again:

Saturday: 9/19 /09

Weight: 170.9 (down 3.5 lbs. WOOHOO!)
Body Fat: 31.42% (down .5%)
LBM: 117.21 lbs
Chest: 13 mm
Midaxilla (below armpit): 20 mm
Abdomen: 36 mm
Suprailiac (diag. fold abv. hip bone): 27 mm (down 1.5 mm)
Thigh: 42 mm (down .5 mm)
Subscapular (below shoulder blade): 18 mm (down 2.5mm)
Tricep: 20 mm (down 2.5 mm)

I might be retaining a little bit of water, because a couple of the pinches were higher this week...or there could have been some slight error on the caliper reading...I don't know. However, overall I'm pretty pleased with the results. I did notice that my LBM dropped by 1.06 lbs. I'm not going to worry too much about that at this point. My primary goal right now is to lose body fat, so I may lose a tiny bit of my muscle mass (which I plan to put back on). Another reason could be that it was my dreadful TOM during the 9/12/09 measurement and some of that could have been water weight. If my LBM continues to drop I will go ahead and increase my calories.

Today was a pretty good day. I took advantage of the cooler weather and took the workout outdoors. I had a nice jog. Every once in a while I just need to get outside for a workout. =)

I hope you all have had a great week. Thank you once again for all of the words of encouragement. It really helped keep me motivated this week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Last Straw

Well, I'm finally back and blogging again. It's safe to say that I've kind of let myself go. It's been a vicious cycle with missing workout days, not logging my meals consistently, and overall just feeling really down in the dumps. I think I've reached the point where I just need to say enough is enough. It's time to get back into a consistent routine.

I'm weighing in these days at 173...which is a HUGE difference from my last post. The most frustrating part was when my husband and I had to go buy me more clothes for work, because I only fit into 1 pair of my work pants. I had all summer off from teaching to fall into bad habits.

So now, I'm trying to find them motivation to start again.

My goals for the rest of this week are as follows:

1. Go to the gym or workout the remainder of this week (Wednesday through Saturday), with Sunday off.
2. I'd also like to do a body composition on Saturday to get my starting stats. I've been putting this part off for the last couple weeks, because I've been afraid to see the numbers.
3. Log all of my meals.

So, I'm beginning again. Wish me luck.