And I am going to be totally honest. I wasn't sure if I wanted to disclose real numbers, but it didn't feel right to leave you all hanging.
By the way I am 5'2" so if you are reading this and thinking that I am way heavier/lighter than you, first stop comparing, and 2 I am really short.
Before I started this challenge I was weighing in at 150lbs. Before I started the 1st challenge I was at 150lbs too, so I all of my work from round 1 was wasted. This put me in the overweight range in BMI (27.2). I also had a body fat of around 33.5% which is slightly too high according to the interwebs.
For my inches I was around 11.5 on my arms, 37-30-37 for the standard chest, waist, and hips. And I can't remember what my thighs were, but they weren't my major issue. These were taken back in September, so I was actually probably heavier in January/May. Oh and I had no muscles whatsoever. Squishy all over the place.
And as much as I hate this picture...here is me in NYC at the beginning of May,
No I wasn't grossly obese or anything, just a little bit chunkier than I would prefer. It was really hard to find a picture that I am not being ridiculous in.
So the Challenge started on June 24th.
Out of my 100 days-
23/100 days I got no exercise.
36/100 I got intense exercise
the rest was low-moderate exercise (walking/yoga)
Food wise, I did really well with eating healthy. I have started making healthier choices without even thinking about it. Like for instance, Mike and I went out for supper last friday and I got salad even though it was a cheat day. I also got a pulled pork sandwich thinking it was healthier than ribs, I was mistaken, but I only ate half. There has been very few drinks, and no late night pizzas/poutines. I think I followed the 85/15% split for food pretty well, so much better than last challenge.
So for the results:
I was able to run(/jog/walk) a 5 km in 35 (ish) minutes!
I go to the gym 3/4 times a week! Even 5 legit times one!
I ran around the city for 6 hours on day 50 for city chase!
I pack a healthy lunch and snacks everyday for work and most of my suppers are healthy too!
I have learned a lot about METs, and "Cutting the Crap"
I have muscles from all that body pump!!!
I lost 10 pounds, and have consistently kept the weight off!
Physically, I am really proud of my arms and shoulders, they are actually getting some definition. And my butt is definitely loving all the lunges (eek am I allowed to say that on the interwebs!!) I am also more flexible from yoga, and this is coming from the least flexible person in the world.
So for the numbers, I am down to 140 and have been consistently around there for the past month. I really want to get to 130. I just took my measurements and I am about the same as before, with 2" off my waist. I think something must be wrong with my measurements, because I am about 1 dress size smaller than in May and to me that is a true value in workouts. My BMI is 25.6, which is just slightly above the healthy weight range (25 is the top limit), and my body fat percent is 30% which is in the healthy range for a women (according to the interwebs, I could be wrong.)
Oh and on top of all that the Boyfriend has also lost 10 pounds, goes to the gym almost everyday, doesn't drink pop anymore, and his snacks are now healthy. He also can cook some pretty delicious food! If I have been his "motivation" (read pest) about eating healthy, he has been mine for actually going to the gym. Yay
Overall I would give myself a A-. I didn't get my weight loss results I wanted (even after two 100 day tries), but I really have changed my lifestyle. I like exercise, and skipping the gym feels weird. I also like eating healthy most days!
The most important thing that I have taken from this, is that it is ok to cheat once and a while, it is the long term dedication to the goal that is more important!
So this ends my totally typical weight loss/get healthy challenge. To my loyal readers, thanks for checking out my progress, and supporting me along the way! If you too are doing your own "challenge" then all the best! Please keep following my progress to my goal weight/healthy food/fitness stuff over on my other blog:
The Pink Hard Hat!