This morning, I had my Lose the Dough check-in at Healthworks. Tara, my trainer, took my stats and measurements, and then snapped this gorgeous photo:
Blah. Worst photo ever! I look like I just woke up. 😕 Direct quote from my husband: “I’m not going to lie, you don’t look good.” (His comment actually cracked me up! 😆 )
Anyway, here are last month’s stats:
- Weight: 129.8 pounds
- Body Fat: 21.0%
- BMI: 22.2
- Waist: 26.25 inches
- Abdomen: 27.5 inches
- Hips: 36.75 inches
In comparison to my starting point, my numbers went down in every category. Yay! This surprised me quite a bit because I didn’t change too many aspects of my lifestyle– I actually thought that the numbers would stay the same.
Looking back on the past month, these are the things that I think “worked” for me:
- Adding more strength training to my weekly workouts
- Cutting back on alcohol
- Eating smaller portions of dessert
So, I guess trying a little bit harder seems to be working. Hopefully, I can keep it up!
A lot of people have asked me if I have a goal weight in mind for Lose the Dough– and I really don’t. I just want to feel strong and look more toned. My core is already stronger and my hip is a million times better.
Ask Me Anything
Here are a bunch more Ask Me Anything responses!
You and Mal seem so great together! What would be your number one piece of relationship advice?
I actually have two pieces of advice: laugh with your partner multiple times a day and have separate checking accounts.
You mentioned that Mal has a blog, right? What is it?
Mal does not have a blog. He’s really not into them.
I recently read that you spend about $300 per month on groceries. I would absolutely love to know how you manage this while still eating healthy! I am a nutritionist and spend much more then $75/wk! Would you consider posting about shopping on a budget?
Check out some of my posts over at Trading Up Downtown:
- Grocery Shopping 101: Before You Leave the House
- Grocery Shopping 101: At the Grocery Store
- Shop, Trade, Save
- Save Money by Reorganizing Your Fridge
Do you monitor your heart rate while working out?
No, I don’t use a heart rate monitor.
Any suggestions for a beginning runner?
Yep! Check out my Running Tips.
How much fresh produce do you buy at a time and how do you keep it so fresh?
Do you take the time to edit your photos? How long does it take you to write a blog post?
I don’t edit my photos. I just upload them to iPhoto and put them into Ecto. It takes me anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to write a blog post.
How old is Mal?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Do you ever get sick of Boston and its weather?
I don’t really get sick of Boston– it’s a wonderful city– but the winter is depressing, frustrating, and never-ending.
We just dropped Beth and Corey at the airport, so now we have a lot of packing to do! The movers are coming at 8 AM tomorrow morning! Eek! 😯 Better get cracking!