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September ST Challenge: Before Measurements + Pics

Monday, September 05, 2011

Getting a head start on preparing for the Pimp my (P)Ride Strength Training Challenge for the 8 weeks before Halloween.

I took my before pictures, before measurements and got some new supplies: a Pilates ball, 1 10 pound hand weight, calendar and markers to track workouts, tupperwares for healthy lunches. Things I already had included 3 and 5 lb hand weights, yoga mat, resistance bands, measuring tape, stop watch on my phone.

My Target Areas for this challenge:

upper arms, back, sides (obliques), abs/ core and if i'm lucky the fat excess on my thighs will start disappearing. you'd think after a summer of pedaling 3,500+ miles on a bike my 27-30 inch thighs would shrink a little. buttt no. i think my calves look different even if the inches are still generally the same as they were before this summer. i think the muscle may have stretched out a little at least or redistributed. i'm happy with my lower legs but now just want my upper legs to be a little more in proportion. I DO NOT need to build more muscle there - if i could say one thing on my body is outrageous, it's my hamstrings/quads. hell yeah!! I just want my legs to look overall toned, athletic and not fatty. I know they will eventually get there.

My Personal Goals:

-Do a plank every day and track times. That's it. Just one plank a day and record the seconds/minutes.
-Have a consistent log of ST to show for the duration of this challenge. No gaps.
-Lose some inches to fit into this flannel shirt I snagged from Danielle's closet in time to wear out at some point for this fall.

Before Measurements:

upper arm: 16.5
neck: 14.5
thigh: 29
calf: 17.5
waist: 38
hips at widest part: 49
bra line: 39.5

Before Pictures:

(excuse the fact that i haven't showered yet haha.) see how my arms could use some tightening up. let's see if we can make a difference during the next 8 weeks.

The shirt I want to fit into: (it's close)

(excuse the fact that i'm not wearing undies haha. still got that gumdrop shaped ass.)

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    Honey, you are one serious motivation. From what I can tell, we're similar in body composition, but you've got me beat across the board with everything you've been able to accomplish.

    I'm considering you my personal challenge for the ST challenge. :)
    2328 days ago
    Smart idea doing the pix with the goal shirt - love that! We're going to rock this!!
    2328 days ago
    You got this!!!!! Great goals :) You'll be fittin' that shirt in no time!
    2328 days ago
    emoticon Superhero! You are SO rockin' this!
    2328 days ago
  • FITBUG78
    Awesome goals! You know you can totally do this after you rode cross country, you are a total rock star girl!

    I gotta do measurements by Friday morning, yikes.

    side note: is that a bag of Innova dog food? lol only bc i used the same brand for my dog...
    2328 days ago
    Great goals! I think I'm going to join you on doing a plank every day. I've made this challenge so many times and then don't do it. emoticon
    2328 days ago
    Love your goals and I think that you are going to be unstoppable during this challenge.

    You are reminding me that I need to take my before pictures, and you are looking fabulous.

    We are going to rock this challenge.
    2329 days ago
    ah crap, I gotta take my pictures!

    Well... I'll just invoke the spirit of Dashiki and exude confidence in my exposure, right?
    Gotta figure out that timer, damnit.

    Lookin' good kid! And I like that ass, so shush!
    2329 days ago
    You got this!! No doubt in my mind about that at all.

    Do an extra plank for me every day, considering I won't be plank ready until at least late October. emoticon
    2329 days ago

    ummm I need to be doing this too! SMH I did a small goal list for a team today, I think I need to add this on. Especially since I was recently diagnosed with Osteoarthritis last month. Strength training will really help.

    Good luck!
    2330 days ago
  • -CORAL-

    I think your legs look great! And your arms look muscular too! I'm doing this challenge also, I better get my pictures taken. We can do this!
    2330 days ago
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