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Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Motivation: Measurements

A friend of mine posted a comment last week on my monday motivation post with a great point and suggestion.
im ALL for suggestions so keep em coming!
she suggested taking my measurements since sometimes you actually gain weight when you are excersizing because of the muscle mass, and muscle is more dense than fat.
i googled how to take measurements correctly and here is what i got:

What Exactly Should You Measure?

The most common measurements include the circumference of your chest, biceps, waist, hips and thighs. Sometimes the neck, forearm and calf are also measured.

Chest: Measure around the largest part of your chest.

Biceps: Measure midway between the top of your shoulder and elbow.

Waist: Measure at the narrowest point, approximately one inch above your belly button. No cheating! Don't pull in your belly or stick it out.

Hips: Measure your hips around the largest part of your buttocks with your heels together.

Thigh: Thighs are measured separately. Stand with your legs slightly apart. Measure your upper leg where the circumference is largest.

so i of course went home and measured meself. here are my measurements:

chest: 35"
bisep: 11"
waist: 30"
hips: 41"
thigh: 24.5"

i will post my measurements again in about 8 weeks
after reading some reviews on the shred im glad i did my measurements because most people are noticing the biggest diffrence in their measurements (not weight loss).
check out the link below for where i got the measurements. there is alot of helpful information.

I forgot to weigh myself this morning. i woke up late and had a handy man coming to fix something this morning so my morning was all thrown off. Ill have to weigh in tomorrow and post my weight here tomorrow.
i dont feel like i've had a loss. all i wanted to do yesterday was eat! we'll see!
Starting weight: 153.5

Last week weight: 151
This week:   coming soon
Total weight loss: coming soon

the shred is getting geasier and easier. I think by the end of this week i will move on to level 2.

{measurement source}

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