Thursday, June 9, 2011

Measurements and Pictures

I finally got a chance to get pictures taken and take my measurements.  Pretty scary but there they are.  At least I know that #1 I have been larger and #2 The measurements won't this be this way for long.  I added a few measurements to what the other girls are doing because there are other areas I'd like to watch change.  

Right Arm: 19 1/2"
Left Arm:18 1/2"
Right Thigh: 31"
Left Thigh: 31"
Right Calf: 20 1/4"
Left Calf: 20"
Chest: 58 1/4"
Upper Waist (smallest): 54"
Lower Waist (at belly button): 59 1/4"
Hips (biggest part): 50 3/4"

Here are my pictures.  I was on uneven ground so that's why it looks like I'm standing a little funny.  And the grass is bad there because we just cleared out some pine trees to put in that fence a few weeks ago.  I hate looking at pictures of myself because I don't really think about what I look like until I see a picture.

I went to Target yesterday and bought the Zumba Wii, a Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown video, and a Bob Harper Ultimate Cardio Body workout video.  They were having a sale on all of them.  I decided I wanted to try the Bob Harper one since one of my friends has been talking about it and how she likes it, I wanted to get a Yoga one to try, because I know yoga is great for you and I want to also work on my balance...I'm sure this will help.  I've been really wanting to get the Zumba one for a long time and since it was on sale I decided it was time.  I did one of the things on it today (still haven't completely figured it out) and it was a lot of fun!  ...and hard!  I'm sure I will catch on to the moves quickly.  From what I did today I was already catching on pretty well.  I was a sweaty mess when I was done... and I took a little break to help Jeremy with something... and was still sweating!  I took a picture when I was done with it.  I wanted to do a face picture, because I saw another girl with a before and after, after a month of doing the 30DS.  The picture was of her face and it was a very inspiring before and after!  I can hardly believe they were taken only 30 days apart!  I am going to try to do pictures every week and I still haven't decided how often I will measure... I'm thinking every month.  The reason I think I will try to do pictures every week is because I read somewhere a girl did that and she was so happy she did.  She could see the progress she was making and it helped her to keep going!  

This morning my friend Kylee called and we went to workout together.  The last time her and I worked out together I got down to about 290-295 lbs.  I'm happy she is wanting to workout because it means a workout buddy for me.  She is getting married in October... which is her big pusher, I'm sure.  I am in her wedding...which is my big pusher.  Right now that is my goal date.  I'd like to be down to 270-275 lbs by then.  I figure if I lose 3 lbs. per week, I should be able to get there by then.  Since the gym was locked for some reason this morning, we went to the track and walked around it ... I jogged a little... a very little.  We also stopped and did ab work and push ups a couple times.

I did the 30DS 3 days in a row!  Then last night, for some reason, I was so tired and pretty much fell asleep around 8pm.  I didn't get it done last night but I thought I'd work extra hard today to make up for it.  I also plan on doing it tonight.  That's 3 workouts in one day... impressive! :)


  1. Yesss! I'm so excited you're doing this! That Bob work out will kick your hiney. I have Jillian's yoga meltdown as well and it's a pretty good work out, too. And it's only 20 minutes like the shred so it's nice to squeak in when you can.

    3 work outs in a day-dude that's impressive. You're like 80 times busier than I am and I make excuses to not even do it ONCE!

  2. Great job! Can't wait to see your updates to hear more about the other videos. Keep it up! :)

  3. Looking forward to what you have to say about the other videos, too. I'm getting bored after doing this one so much!

  4. Sounds like you are doing great! Looking forward to sharing our success stories! I like the idea of taking more 'during' pictures. You will see the progress over the whole period of time instead of just one set of before and afters. Keep up the great work!

  5. good for you for taking on this challenge. i look forward to seeing and hearing about your progress.

  6. I am so glad you are doing this. Keep up the great work. I can't wait to hear and see your progress.

  7. All you ladies are such great motivation, keep it up, I know we can all do it together!