weight: 185 pounds (mid day, so it might be a couple of pounds high)
biceps (measure at peak of bicep): 12.5 inches
chest (plus sports bra - measure across nips): 41 inches
waist (measure across belly button, including love handles): 42 inches (35 inches if you measure at the actual waist, like a sane person)(which is still not ideal, but it's better than 42)
hips (measure at peak of butt): 44 inches
thighs (measure halfway between inseam and knee): 22 inches
calves (meaure at peak of calf): 15.25 inches
I am not planning on changing my diet yet - one step at a time! Breastfeeding makes me beast hungry, and comfort food is the best part about the weather getting colder. Maybe we'll talk in the spring.
Oh, and I will consider this a success even if I stay on Level 1 the whole month, and if I skip 3 days or less. Just trying to be realistic.
Shred Day 1 Thoughts:
Not as bad as I expected, actually. There was a time right at the end of Circuit 1 where I wanted to stop and breathe, but it passed and I was able to keep moving the whole time. I have no upper body strength whatsoever (as evidenced by my inability to do even the modified version of the pushups), my flexibility is gone, my knees are creaky, and the butt kicks were annoying thanks to my new boob and butt jiggle, but I actually kind of want to do it again. This all might change tomorrow.
*Does anyone remember the awesomeness that was Sundry Buzz? You wouldn't be reading this if I had never stumbled onto it after a google search for the best makeup for rosacea. I read through the archives, then Sundry's and Swistle's archives, and life will never be the same. Anyway, I've been making Sundry's Insanely Good Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins every fall since then, and I begged her to repost the recipe for them (and the squash soup) after I realized she stopped paying to host Sundry Buzz. She did. Make them, you won't regret it!