3 months on: Woo hoo!

I’ve been going to the gym for three months now. I’ve managed not only to stick at it, but to develop somewhat of a habit for it. I’m going about 4 or 5 times a week nowadays, mainly to attend fitness classes – LBT, Zumba, Body Combat and Core. I’ve been avoiding weighing or measuring myself up to this point, so that I could get a more accurate picture of what’s going on than the weekly fluctuations that my general binge drinking and occasional binge eating brings!!

So, here we are. Three months down the line and I have actual results to report! The first measurement is late Dec 10, the second is today.

Today (left) Note that the sofa is a similar colour to my trousers!

Weight – 58kg … 55kg
Waist –     30″ … 28″
Hips –   35.5″ … 34.5″
Chest –    34″ … 34″
Arm –     11″ … 10.5″
Thigh – 21″ … 21″
BMI – 22.2 … 21.4

So, as you can imagine, I am jolly happy! That’s a weightloss of about 6.5lbs, which puts me slap bang in the middle of my healthy weight range for my height. A noticeable improvement on my waist, which was one of the most important thing. The inch off my hips shows that my tummy all round has reduced. Best of all, I can now comfortably fit in my size 8 trousers, which was a bit of a struggle all round before.

The weird thing is that my thigh measurement hasn’t reduced. I feel like it should have done, but perhaps it is simply an exchange of fat for muscle (well, not literally) – my legs are deffo firmer, so I’ll live with it!

Going on for the next three months, I want to keep this up. Ideally, I think I’d like to get to around 8.5 stone in weight, so that would give me another 3 or 4 pounds to lose. This is important because I have quite a slight frame, so it’s important I’m slightly at the lower end of my healthy weight range. I would hope that this will give me the pretty much flat stomach I’m after and knock another inch off my thighs maybe. But overall, I want to stay fit and healthy and enjoying my classes and making friends!!


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