Tuesday, October 22, 2013

30 Day Shred (Round 2): Measurements and Pictures

When the alarm went off this morning, I was thinking "Today is the day!"  I finished my Round 2 of the 30 Day Shred last night, so today is weight and measurement day! Well, I've been keeping track of my weight throughout the process, so that number didn't really surprise me, but the measurements did.  I had to do them several times because I was thinking, "Um, this can't be right.  I actually lost inches?  This thing actually worked?  It worked!  I did it!"  I knew that something was going on at least in my waist and hip area because my jeans require a belt now.

Before (9/22/13) /After (10/22/13)
  • Weight: 152.7/151.5 (-1.2 lbs)
  • Chest: 38.5/36.5 (-2 inches)
  • Waist: 35/32.75 (-2.25 inches)
  • Hips: 39.5/39 (-0.5 inches)
  • Thighs: 29/29 (no change)
It feels nice to put some numbers to my success.  I regret not having a set of measurements in my first round, and that's because I was a) skeptical that the program would work and b) skeptical in myself  that I'd actually be able to do the full 30 days.  And 60+ days later, I've done the cycle twice! :)

Progress Pictures:  I'm not sure the pictures reflect the change in the measurements, but these are good for record keeping at least.