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It’s that day again, the moment of truth day, Weigh In Wednesday! I was really rushed last Wednesday and I didn’t really do a great job with my measurements, so this time I was a bit more careful. I experienced a few setbacks this week with regards to training, so I will be taking a completely different approach for the next few months, since I am serious about healing my injuries. That being said, I took my Saturday workout off, and added shoulders to my Monday workout, which was a HUGE eyeopening mistake, but it happened. I also skipped any exercise on Friday and Saturday, and did only Cardio and Abs on Sunday. Changes will be different for the next few months, since I am done with all arm workouts and back workouts for awhile.
Here are my measurement highlights of the week:
My weight has been hovering between 127 and 128 for the past week, and dipped slightly to 126.8 lbs today. Hopefully this will continue, but that remains to be seen, especially since I have my first cheat day on Saturday at my work Christmas Party, followed by my birthday on December 5th. Weight loss may be a little slower until the new year, but I have accepted that fact.
My body fat percentage has stayed the same at 22.1%, and I am receiving an 11mm result. I tried a few different measurement methods this weekend, using this calculator. It was a little weird, and I have decided to stick to my usual method because at least that way I can track the changes I have made easily. I was receiving measurements between 18-19%, and then one that was WAY out at 26%. So hey, nothing is really perfect.
My hips went from 36.5 inches to 36 inches this week! That is a huge win, especially since that has typically been my most difficult area to lose fat. Between my hips and my legs, I don’t know which is more of a challenge.
My waist dropped 0.25 inches, which is always great to see. My thighs also measured at 0.5 inches smaller this week. I will be keeping a huge eye on that. My calves measured 0.5 inches larger, so perhaps I measured in different spots? I didn’t work legs this week so I would be surprised to have made any gains.
I also took pictures very quickly this morning. I find at this early stage of the game it is difficult to see large differences. I really only started to see changes between weeks 4-8 last time I did a transformation, and I did not allow cheat days or skipped workouts then, so I expect to see changes a bit later in the game this time around.
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I have been all over the place this week. Just a messy week, full of basically nothing other than mental exhaustion. Since I am late posting these results, we will just call this my weekly weigh in–even though it was done on Wednesday. Whatever.
This has been a big week that follows the ‘no excuses’ theme to a tee. I have had some serious sleep issues that I can’t really explain, which is ensuring that I work my 9-5 exhausted, followed by the gym, and another lack of sleep night. Somehow I have found energy at the gym, and today is the first day that I have missed my morning cardio, which I will inevitably tag on to my workout tonight. Luckily, I haven’t faltered in my diet at all and I am even finding new ways to make meals feel like cheat meals while sticking in my macros.
I actually got the best gift ever yesterday that will make sure I have no excuses at all to fall off my diet. I got my birthday present a few weeks early, Men’s Health Muscle Chow, which looks like the best book invented for bodybuilders looking to also be foodies, like me. I got it yesterday, and I will be experimenting with it and exploring its many wonders for a long time to come, and I am sure I will write all about it once I have had a chance to really look at it. Long live flavor!
Anyway, to my Weigh In Wednesday results:
This week has followed all of my other weeks, with small changes, that will lead to big changes. Kris Gethin always says that in the beginning of a program, changes are happening underneath that you can’t see, and if you stick it out long enough you will be amazed at what you actually have been building. That is true for me, especially in my last program when all of a sudden, I dropped a few pounds and was shocked to see the difference. This is only week 2, so any changes are appreciated. It shows that I am doing something right. I did my measurements really fast, so some of the numbers don’t really make sense. I will probably re-do them on Sunday.
My weight was at 128 yesterday, and 127.8 on Sunday, and 127 today. At least it is consistently around the same number, and under 130!
My weight dropped at least .8 lbs from last Wednesday, 1.8 lbs today. I did a more intense cardio session, so maybe that can be attributed to my 1lb loss? We will see Sunday.
My body fat percentage went down by 1mm, which to me is huge. This took me from 23.8 to 22.1%.
My chest appears to have gone up half an inch, weird. My thighs also went up by 0.25 inches. My calves went down by 0.5 inches.
I have determined that I will re-do my measurements on Sunday when I have more time to be careful with the tape!
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