Weekly Weight: Measurements Week 2 of 6

Measurements Week 2 of 6: Bust 47”, Waist: 46”, Hips: 47.5”

Good morning my darlings.  I have just completed the second week of my six weeks with measurements instead of a scale and I have to say I am really liking it.  The numbers aren’t shrinking a lot, but they are moving.  As I have no idea what to expect with the numbers, I have no preconceived notions.  I am not obsessing about why I lost one pound one week and then had the same effort only lose half a pound the next.  It is really a bit freeing. 

Admittedly I am curious.  I want to see what the inches mean in terms of pounds.  But I can’t for another few weeks, which is why I had my babydoll hide the scale.  That way I won’t be tempted to cheat. 

I do like the fact that the scheduled workout activities are causing me to lose mass over my entire body instead of just in one area.  I really like that.  There isn’t one part of my body that is being targeted more than the others. Monday is Abs and Cardio, Wednesday is Legs and Cardio and Friday are Arms.  There are a lot of arms so I get to skip cardio at the gym on Fridays which is nice. 

Saturday mornings my arms still feel like jello but they aren’t as bad as they were when I started. And if any part of me needs a little extra time to recover it is my arms. They have never been my strongest body part.

Admittedly with the heat and humidity on the rise I may be switching a few of my walks to the treadmill just to not overdo it in the sun. I’m going to try tilting my schedule so that I walk earlier.  It is however nice to know that I have the option of the gym for those days when the walking trail is not an option.  Especially as everyone is saying this summer will be just as hot as last year.  Last summer if I didn’t walk before 8 am, then chances were pretty good I wasn’t walking at all.  This year I at least have the treadmill option.  It isn’t as much fun as the walking trail, but it is a good alternative. And the trick is to just keep moving.  I may not know what the scale says at the moment, but if the inches keep decreasing, I’m pretty sure the pounds will as well.

Starting Measurements: Bust: 49.5“ Waist: 47“ Hips: 49”

Week 1: Bust: 48”, Waist: 47”, Hips: 48.5”

Week 2: Bust 47”, Waist: 46”, Hips: 47.5”

The progress is slow and steady and I am feeling really good about my workouts actually. In fact I feel better about them than I have for quite a while. I just need to start switching the weekly meal plans into warm weather mode rather than the colder seasons meals and all will be well. I tend to go for lunch time smoothies rather than my regular mid day meals actually. They are cold and they can be consumed as I work, which is kind of nice. In the winter I tend to go four lunches involving soups, mostly because they are warm and can be consumed as I work. I know, i probably shouldn’t eat and work at the same time, but I don’t often have the time to take off for a full lunch mid day. My workouts and walks kind of eat up what spare time i have. Its a trade off but it works for me.

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