Day 1: Stats

Current weight (via the Withings scale):


5:00 is a stupid time to wake up, isn’t it? I got up an hour earlier than usual so I could get to work earlier, leave earlier, and make my way to the gym in time for a Body Pump class tonight.

Might as well take advantage of the free classes! Plus, I’ll get some high-intensity strength-training in. I tend to wimp out/not really care when I lift weights on my own.

As for my weight, I’m fine with it, but I know there are a few extra pounds (made up of Rolos, Skittles, etc.) that I don’t need.

Current measurements, in inches:

Waist: 29
Hips: 35.5
Bust: 35
Left thigh: 22.5
Right thigh: 22.5
Left calf: 15.5
Right calf: 15.5


I have no idea what’s “normal,” so I have no real commentary. I just wanted to have baseline measurements.

I may not be the most accurate measure-er, though, since I thought for sure my right calf and possibly thigh would be bigger than my left calf and thigh. The hip measurement might be low, too. I’ll have Aaron measure me next time for more precision and objectivity.

Current photo:


5:20 a.m., straight out of the shower. You are welcome.

I definitely see a difference from the photos I posted in March and April, when I was really on-point with my eating. I had a narrower waist (but no measurements to prove it) and a flatter stomach back then. Maybe it’s just me? But I know I can do better and feel more confident with a little extra mindfulness.

So there’s my baseline! I’ll check in every two weeks, methinks.

Cross your fingers that I survive Body Pump tonight! I tried it a few times in May 2011 while I was training for my first half-marathon with the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team; our well-connected coach set up some complimentary classes for us at a local gym.

I just went back and read my first impression of it. I had forgotten there were SQUATS.

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