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End of Month 1 BFFM Summer Challenge

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Official weigh-in and measurement was on Monday for week 4, but today marks the start of month 2 of my BFFM Summer Challenge, so thought I would update since I haven't in a while.

Starting Stats:
Weight: 198
Waist: 40 in
Hips: 47 in
Neck: 14.25 in

Body Fat %: 49
Fat Weight: 97 lbs
Lean Body Mass: 101 lbs

After 1 Month:
Weight: 190 (-8 lbs)
Waist: 35.5 in (-4.5 in)
Hips: 45.5 in (-1.5 in)
Neck: 14.25 in (0)

Body Fat %: 43 ( -6%)
Fat Weight: 83 lbs! (-14 lbs)
LBM: 109 lbs (+8 lbs)

So very happy with the first month overall! Can't wait to see where I end up at the end. My goal was to get to 40% body fat or lower, and I am on track to blow that away, so will have to adjust my goals as I go along. As for actual weight, my goal was to lose 2 pounds per week and so far am right on track.

This month I am upping the strength training going from full body workouts to a split routine. I am also adding in HIIT now that I have new shoes and my shin pain is disappearing. I have also adding jumping rope to my day. I work at a desk all day and instead of just getting up to stretch every hour, I am now adding in some jump rope. Did 1 minute every hour yesterday and couldn't believe how tough it was! I haven't jumped rope in a long time. It definitely gets the heart rate up. So working up to 5 minutes every hour, which will be an extra 40 minutes of activity by the end of the day and gets me out of the chair.

I am also trying to tighten up my nutrition. I have splurged quite a bit this month and having holiday and son's birthday in there didn't help. So tightening it up a bit, adding in more veggies and upping the protein a bit more.

More than anything, just need to keep positive and keep working toward my goals. I know I can do this now. I have always hoped I could lose the weight, but never really believed I could. I let my negative thoughts defeat me. I am now in a much better head space and the affirmations and daily goal setting has really helped change things around for me. So glad this challenge came into my life when it did!
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  • CANDOK1260
    YOU RIGHT YOU CAN DO IT emoticon
    1791 days ago
    WOO HOO!!!!
    WOW well done!
    You have to be so proud of yourself!
    Keep up the amazing work!
    1806 days ago
    Your stats look really good! Kudos! It is amazing how much better the golf is when you are in good shape physically. Keep pushing.............. emoticon
    1809 days ago
    Thanks Janelle! It is nice to see the comments and know people are actually reading these blogs! :) It is really encouraging for me to see the feedback and the support from others.
    1810 days ago
    Great Job! Praying to strengthen you and encourage you as you keep on moving. I always find your posts uplifting and encouraging. Every time I pick up my jump rope, I will know that you are laboring with yours as well!
    Janelle (hilo-side)
    1810 days ago
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