Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Final Stats for Ageless Abs 2 - 12 weeks

Week 13, Day 1
That's right my friends I am still continuing on.  Yes I worked out today.  I went back to Bodyweight Exercises from Week 1 Day 1 and added lots of reps and the BOSU again. (30 reps each exercise).  It amazed me how  sore my abs and arms were even after all of the heavy weights we did last week.

And so we come to a close of Ageless Abs 2 It has been a long hard run, but I have actually loved it.  This group was so much fun, has had so much energy and at times have made me laugh & cry!  It almost seemed harder this time challenging myself with more complex workouts and reps but one thing I know, I really like being and feeling physically fit and I won't stop. 

I will continue to try and eat clean!  We have all been given the tools to eat clean and challenge ourselves, mind, body & soul!

I have had what I feel are good results.  Naturally I would have liked it to go faster and better, but when I look at all of my stats, in the end I still came out a tiny bit smaller all around. 
I worked very hard with my workouts and for the first 8 weeks I was super good about eating.  Then I lost track here and there with reward meals, which day was "the" day, etc.  I never binged, but I didn't always make great choices.  Even these last 2 weeks, I kept falling off a bit with my eating.  I had 1 awesome clean eating week and then this last week just lost it and was craving sugar & sweets.

I still came out okay and today I have had a very good clean eating day!  I plan to stick with this.  It may be slow going, but heck, I am 47 1/2 years old, I am in what I hope will be the end of menopause soon (been going through it for 9 1/2 years, geez!). 

I truly know that whatever I am doing is working.  I see it, other people see it!
It took me 1/2 a lifetime for the extra fat to deposit itself all over me so I cannot expect a magic pill to make me lean and thin!  I hold that key in my hands, my heart, my mind!  Only I can choose to succeed and if it took me all these years to gain the fat, then it will take me years to lose it. 

I keep my eye on my "Why" and I know that this a change for life! I will have moments when I fall, but I will continue to get up, dust myself off and keep at it.  

I am a self confessed fitness nut who now knows how to eat properly!  People always ask me "How can you get up and work out so early?"  I ask them..."How can you not?".  I must or I will never work out, too many things will get in my way and I will find an excuse not to work out.

I will say that I am glad I measured more than just my waist or I would have been very discouraged.  I tend to gain most of my weight from the hips down and my waist has never been super huge so I needed to see where the fat was coming off.  From the very beginning of Ageless Abs 1 until now
I lost a total of 23"from the areas I actually measured (I am sure it is more than that) and I lost 13 12 lbs.  I did have a weight/measurement gain  between AA1 & AA2 but in the end still came out smaller.

Final Stats: Ended Ageless Abs 2 - 12 weeks:
June 6 2011

Weight: 136
Bust: 34"
Under Bust: 29 3/4"
Navel: 31 1/2"
Waist: 27 1/2"
Hips: 35 1/2"
Thighs: 22 3/4"
Mid Thigh: 20 1/4"
Knees: 16 3/4"
Calves" 14 3/8"
Bicep Left: 11 3/8"
Bicep Right: 11 1/8"
Neck: 12 1/2"

Total Loss from beginning of Ageless Abs 2 (12 weeks ago)
Weight -10 lbs (actually more like 17 1/2 lbs as I lost about 4 lbs before I started Ageless Abs 1, but gained back weight from AA1 to AA 2)  Bust -1 1/2", Navel -1/2", Waist -1 1/2", Hips -1", Thighs -1 1/8" each, Mid Thigh: -3/4" each, Knees: -3/4" each, Calves: -1/8" each, Biceps: approx -1" each, Neck: -1/2"

Total loss from the very beginning of Ageless Abs 1 (9 Months ago)Weight -13 1/2 lbs (actually more like  17 1/2 lbs as I lost about 4 lbs before I started Ageless Abs 1)Bust  -2", Navel  -3", Waist  -3 1/4",  Hips   -3 1/4", Thighs  -2 1/4" each,  Mid Thigh: -1" each,  Knees:  -1" each, Calves:  -1/4" each, Biceps:  approx  -1" each,  Neck: -1/2"

Started Ageless Abs 2:  March 14, 2011

Weight: 146.0
Bust: 35 1/2"
Under Bust: 30 1/2"
Navel: 32"
Waist: 29"
Hips: 36 1/2"
Thighs: 23 7/8"
Mid Thigh: 21"
Knees: 17 1/2"
Calves" 14 1/2"
Bicep Left: 12 1/4"
Bicep Right: 12"
Neck: 13"

Ended First Ageless Abs 12 weeks: Dec 6, 2011

Weight: 138.5
Bust: 35"
Under Bust: 29 3/4"
Navel: 32 3/4"
Waist: 27 7/8"
Hips: 35 7/8"
Thighs: 23 1/4"
Mid Thigh: 20 1/2"
Knees: 16 1/4"
Calves" 14 3/8"
Bicep Left: n/a
Bicep Right: n/a

Beginning Stats - Ageless Abs 1
September 13, 2010

Weight: 149.5
Bust: 36"
Under Bust: n/a
Navel: 34 1/2"
Waist: 30 3/4"
Hips: 38 5/8"
Thighs: 24 5/8"
Mid Thigh: 22"
Knees: 17 3/4"
Calves" 14 1/2"
Bicep Left: n/a
Bicep Right: n/a
Neck: n/a

I am so glad I kept record of all these stats and I would encourage everyone to do this!