Tuesday, September 25, 2012
So. After noting I'd lost/gained/lost/gained/lost the same 5 - 6 kgs since reading over my old posts I was interested to see what had changed after training for the 10km run.
I took some measurements 9 weeks ago to compare. I forgot to do a body fat caliper test; last time I recorded one was this time last year have included those stats as well. I knew there had been changes as my clothes fit much better & I'm wearing more fitted tops instead of the blousey ones that give ones middle a little more privacy.
Stats below in metric (kgs & cms)
9/9/11 30/8/12 25/9/12
KGS 65 64 61.5
Bust 96 94 91.5
Waist 79 78 75
Hip 103 97 94
L Thigh 63 62 60.5
R Thigh 63.5 62 60.5
L Bicep 30 29 28.5
R Bicep 30.5 29 29.5
L Calf 35 35 35.5
R Calf 35.5 35 36
Butt 107 106 104.5
Pot belly 94 95 88.5
Belly Button 88 87 82.5
Body Fat 26% didn't measure 25%
The body fat % may not be quite right - I've got a budget set of calipers, but I seem to have lost the chart that came with them! I used the internet today & did a few different type of tests which averaged to 25%. I'm in the average range & going in the right direction. I'd like to be a little leaner (18 - 20% is athletic). I don't necessarily want to be in the athletic range, just closer to 20 than 25.
While I still jump on the scales every couple of days, my clothes have really been the guide as to how I am going. I won't measure again until the January run, which will include Christmas & the silly season :0)
I guess I'm just aiming to be fitter between now & then; & hopefully faster!!!! Reality is the scale weight may increase as fat converts to muscles or may stay exactly the same. Some measurements will increase & some I hope will decrease (Butt wings!)
Hope this hasn't bored you all to tears!
PS you can tell the boss has been out of the office for the past week................