Saturday, April 3, 2010

Month Eleven Results

Here are my latest measurements:

Mar 3rd Waist (at belly button): 29.75
April 3rd Waist (at belly button): 29.5
Down 1/4 inch! Down 4 inches total!

Mar 3rd Hips: 36 inches
April 3rd Hips: 35.5 inches
Down 1/2 inch! Down 3.5 inches total!

Mar 3rd Arm: 10.75 inches around
April 3rd Arm: 10.5 inches around
Down 1/4 inch! Down 1.25 inches total!

Mar 3rd Thigh: 21.75 inches around
April 3rd Thigh: 21.5 inches around
Down 1/4 inch! Down 1.5 inches total!

I am so thrilled. I had been worried about this month since I have been so busy in rehearsals at night! Could it be that I was just eating too little and pushing myself too hard? It seems as though this past month of doing shorter workouts or sometimes only getting in a walk actually helped me along? Did my bod just need time to process all that I've hit it with? Clearly I still haven't figured out the science of it all, and everyone seems to have a different opinion for what works best, but I've lost about two pounds this month and 1.5 inches of jiggle. Wow! Again, I will sing the praises of clean eating, calming deep breaths and meditation, doing the best I can, and making the choice not to beat myself up too much (surprisingly still tough!)
I'll leave you with this promising shot of me in a pair of shorts I bought a year ago for my honeymoon. They are big now! As we've gotten a small taste of warmth in Chicago the past few days, it's been really motivating to put on clothes from last year and see some results!
Happy Easter!


  1. Wow! You look fabulous!!!! Way to go. You are such an inspiration to me. I'll be posting my measurements late this time to synchronize with my birthday (May 7th)

  2. @Grandma Kathleen! Thank you so much! I love that our birthdays are so close!

  3. YAY! Go on with your bad self! Those are huge results and I'm so excited for you! You're looking bikini ready already!

  4. You are seriously tiny! Wow! My measurements are currently the same as your "before" stats and I am really inspired by your progress! Can you tell us a little more about your exercise journey? I've read through your archive, but I'd love to hear more. I'm really trying to kick it up a notch in that department and plan to start running again this week (once I buy new sneaks).

  5. WOW---amazing progress! Keep it up and be proud!!