Weigh-in Day

Alright. So it has been another 2 weeks and it is time to weigh in and see how things have progressed. As far as I can see, I do not notice differences between the photos from two weeks and today. This isn’t a big deal, as long as my measured stats are changing I am on track and doing what I want to do. The aesthetic changes will come, and that is usually the hardest part of a program.

Lets see how the past two weeks have gone:

Weight- 175.4lbs, 2.2lb loss

Body fat %- 10%, 1% drop

Chest- 40″, Still not back to where it was on day 1, but it is up 1″, and is growing since the fat dropped off

Arms- 15″, is a drop of less than a quarter inch, and with my strength increasing I believe that is a fat loss

Hips- 38″, down an inch

Waist- 32″, down 3/4″

Thighs- 22.5″, .5″ drop

Calves- 15.5″, no change

Forearms- 12″, No change

Neck- 16″, no change

Shoulders- 48″, 1/2″ increase

from now on I am going to do the first week’s pictures beside the newest pictures. Here they are:

R Front 1 R Front 3 R Back 1 R Back 3 R Side 1 R Side 3R Flex 1 R Flex 3

Let me know how your workouts and goals are coming along!

 

Week 5 Weigh-in and Progress

Alright! So despite getting a little bored and afraid of plateaus during week four, I made it to my next benchmark. I just finished week 5 of phase one of my training. I have 7 weeks left til phase 2 and I am already beginning to some results. This week my number were a little deceiving and so I had to look at what was happening and what has been happening.

Over the first 3 weeks, before I started taking pictures and checking in with you all, I lost a lot of weight quickly and saw dramatic drops in size. This was ok because my strength wasn’t waning and so it was all fat. This week i have seen my strength increase, but my numbers are still lower than when I started. This is also good news. This shows that I am slowly building muscle, and am now beginning to lose fat while adding lean mass. The only numbers not going up are my weight, waist and body fat!

Here is what the last two weeks looks like:

Weight down to 177.6, this is 12.4 pounds in 5 weeks

Bodyfat has dropped 1% in the last two weeks

Chest grew 1 inch in two weeks

Biceps are up 1.5 inches in two weeks

Hips grew .8 inches in two weeks

waist down 1 inch!

Thighs, quad growth of .5 inches in two weeks

Calves up .25 inches in two weeks

Shoulders have increased size by 2 inches in two weeks

and my neck is up .5 inches in two weeks

So statistically the workout program is working and everything I could ask to be happening is. Now for the pictures. I believe there are a few difference that can be seen in the pictures, but I can tell day to day there are some big changes. Pictures can be deceiving, but they say it take several weeks for you to noticed a change and even longer for strangers.

Here you go:

R Side 2 R Back 2 R Flex 2 R Front 2

Next benchmark- week 7

Before Pictures

I am still working on my two day food journal for you all. I decided today would be a good day to post my before pictures. At week 5 I will post another set of pictures, and hopefully we will all see a difference.

Here are my pictures:

Front Flexed- This one is the most intriguing for me. I want to see how each muscle changes and appears as the weeks progress:Image

Front Normal-

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Side-

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Back-

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I also want to update you on a few stats. Just three weeks in and I have dropped 9 pounds, lost 1/2 inch from my waist, gained 0.2 inches on my arms, 1 inch on my chest, and 4 inches on my shoulders!

I cant wait to see how things look in two weeks!

Next New Year, New Program: Diet and Food Journal