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The importance of measurements

Friday, February 15, 2013

So... I started out this recent weight loss journey at 155lbs. I started weight lifting and doing very mild cardio, and ended up at 161lbs. I wasn't taking measurements when I first started out, so needless to say I was pretty bummed. I was doing awesome on my eating and everything.

I started Turbo Fire on 1/26/13, but the next day I threw my back out something awful. I didn't exercise for 2 weeks, then did Turbo Fire for 6 days. Which brings me to today. Today will be my 7th day of a modified prep schedule, then tomorrow I am going to start my regular schedule of Turbo Fire. I feel I am ready to take it on!! My endurance has improved greatly, just in this one week I have been doing it.

I've been taking measurements, and they have been decreasing. My weight is currently at 159lbs. The picture below, I am pretty much the same exact weight, plus or minus a pound. So I guess there is something to say about gaining muscle and losing fat.

The "Before" pictures (on the left) were taken 1-26-13. The progress pictures were taken 2-15-13, after 1 week of Turbo Fire.

So see people... you can stay the exact same weight but lose a lot of inches. Had I not taken these photos, I would still be discouraged. I knew I lost a lot, because my clothes are fitting way different, but I didn't realize just how much, especially in my hips. Wow.

As of today, I've lost 1.1% body fat. I will have all my measurements tomorrow.
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    1875 days ago
  • SAILOR64
    More converts. I love this!

    Great job recognizing the number on the scale is only a number. Using measurements as milestones to success is something you can control. I am so glad to hear of your success.

    1894 days ago
    emoticon . Your blog is very encouraging. emoticon
    1894 days ago
    Man..... The scale used to depress me... I had to let go, especially since I strength train most days. Thanks for sharing, blogs like yours are very encouraging! Great job and thanks for sharing.
    1895 days ago
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    Thank You SO Much for posting this!! It is One Thing to "Know" that you might (probably WILL!) gain weight when you start Strength Training. It is Quite Another to see the Evidence in a Friend's Journey, and in Pictures.
    emoticon Good Luck with Turbo Fire!!
    1895 days ago
    Oh yea, there are times that my measurements has shown me the results of my hard work when the scale hasn't. It's VERY important!
    1895 days ago
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