so i couldn't wait anymore i had to get my measurements, weight and body fat checked.
this is the results from day one to now:
have lost 4 inches (total), lost 6 pounds, and decreased body fat by 1.4%.
it just doesn't seem like that much to me! i was horrified to see no change at all in my hips or waist... but my jeans fit better so i'm really confused. i know i have to stick with it, with 5 weeks left, but wow do i ever feel like i'm going full steam ahead toward a giant question mark.
we are in the same boat!(and same day of challenge) I started out gaining almost 10 lbs, but am slowly feeling like I've lost a little size, my shape sure is different, I know the gain was alot of muscle cuz I can feel them and know I am stronger. I don't bother with the scale anymore, I feel so good at the progress I've made...if I never lose a pound I'd still be thrilled. K
I think I am on the same date as you two... I don't have my current numbers but will at the end of Week 8... I lost 5.25 inches in my first 4 weeks, 2 lbs and about 1% of body fat...3 of the inches were in my waist, 3/4 in my upper arms, 1/2 in my hips... etc.
I can tell I am losing fat as I am fitting into smaller clothes and getting compliments now. Keep the faith and keep going!
I do need to rest more than I like. I wonder if this is AGE or what??? My mind wants to keep my body moving but my body won't budge. I have to rest!
You just wait until you hit the last couple to few weeks. Ridiculous changes...everything you've worked so hard for all of a sudden comes together.
all of a sudden, the muscle hiding under the body fat, isn't hiding anymore.
I haven't done ab workouts the way I should have so my abs might not show until my next challenge but i do see 'something' starting to peek out. Have to burn more fat. Having had 6 wonderful children does leave 'clues' when you haven't worked your abs properly for years! :-)
I havne't done the focused ab work in the BFL book but I have done stretching and ab exercises from time to time.
Hardest muscle to form next to building up calf muscles imo. Lean body mass will get you there and we all know how to that - it's what we strive for everyday.
thanks for the encouraging words armster!
and to the girls who are on the same day as me..... frickin hell, lets keep this goin!!!!!!! :D
You go girls!!!!!
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