Today was the end of my 6th week with Carla, so we did an assessment, to compare some body measurement numbers to what I was when I started.
Honestly, I was hoping for a little more progress at this point. I think I need to step up my cardio a little more; it’s easy to let it slip one day a week, and then all of sudden, it’s been six days since you’ve been on the treadmill. But after seeing the numbers again today, I’m dedicated to getting back on track.
And even though it’s not a lot, here’s how I’m doing:
Weight: I lost 2.5 pounds. My weight tends to fluctuate, so this isn’t unusual. I didn’t have a weight loss goal in mind, but I was hoping to see a little more here.
Body fat percentage: I lost 1.5 percentage points. I was on the high side of healthy, and I’m still not where I’d like to be, but it’s going down, slowly and surely.
Waist: Guys, I lost 1.25 inches off my waist! This is the number I was most excited about today. I look forward to working hard and seeing this number go down a little more before my first wedding dress fitting.
Hips: No change here, which was a little disappointing. Maybe I can just get the booty firmed up without losing inches 😉
Chest: I actually gained half an inch here, which Carla said is my back and chest getting a little stronger. I’m okay gaining there.
Thigh: Half an inch off the thighs. With my new workout routine, I’m expecting this will continue to go down…I’m working my upper legs a lot harder with this new set.
Calf: No change. Carla said it’s hard for ladies to get a ton of change in their calves. I wasn’t looking to lose weight from that region anyway.
So what I’m taking away is this: while the strength training is a ton of fun, cardio is just as important, and I have to make the same amount of time for cardio on the days that Carla doesn’t come. I’m committing myself to tracking my exercise (and I’ll share that with you next week).
How are your exercise and fitness goals going for the year?