Hello September...goodbye scale...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
At the end of every month, I get my measurements and body fat percentage done. Before I talk about this month, let's go back to the beginning of time...well, to January of 2010 anyway.
Fat: 50.3% (this means I had 121.48 lbs of fat and 120.02 lbs of muscle)
I'm not going to list all the measurements, because they are really inconsequential at this point. Here are today's numbers:
Fat: 36.8% (this means I have 84.8 lbs of fat and 145.7 lbs of muscle)
I know that's a lot of math, so I'll do it for you: on the scale, I have lost 11 pounds since 1/5/10. That's not a lot. BUT...I have lost 36.68 pounds of fat and gained 25.68 pounds of muscle.
Yeah. That's real. That's hard work. That's why I'm hiding the scale for the month of September. I will not weigh myself from September 1st until October 1st.
I would've given up by now if I didn't know that there was more to my body than a number on a hunk of metal and plastic on my bathroom floor.
In other August news:
*We had an earthquake.
*We had a hurricane (well, tropical storm force where I live)
*I ran outside in said hurricane.
*I completed a 5K with my 6 year old daughter.
*I won a free pair of running shoes through a contest on Facebook.
*I knocked off a bunch of shirts while running around the store while testing out said running shoes.
*I registered for my 3rd 5K
*I met one of my Spark friends in person for the first time.
*I've run/walked/ellipticalled/biked 45.8 miles and burned 13085 calories this month (the most ever)
*I've exercised 23 consecutive days
*I registered for a Warrior Dash
I'm pretty proud of August, especially considering at the beginning of the month I was sidelined with tendinitis in my ankle.
BRING ON SEPTEMBER!!