Well, here I am, a month after beginning my “not really a workout” workout routine and “not really a diet” diet. It really has not consisted of anything more than doing crunches, push-ups, and pull-ups, as I think to do them (2 minutes of my life a couple of times a day). I’m eating smaller meals but I still eat ice cream and pie. For a week of this month, I was at a wedding, where I didn’t really work out at all, though I didn’t eat much, either.
Here’s the breakdown, after a month of doing 5 minutes of “working out” a day and “dieting” by not eating anything too large or close to bedtime:
Height = 71.5in
Weight = 180lbs (-5lbs) – (Goal=175lbs)
Wrist = 7in
Neck = 15in (same) – (Goal=15in)
Shoulders = 48in (+2in) – (Goal=48in)
Upper Arm = 14in (+1in) – (Goal=15in)
Forearm = 11in (same) – (Goal=12in)
Chest = 40in (+1in) – (Goal=42in)
Waist = 33in (-3in) – (Goal=32in)
Hips = 37in (-1in) – (Goal=38in)
Thigh = 22in (+1in) – (Goal=22in)
Calves = 16in (same) – (Goal=16in)
The breakdown is simple enough. I have gained where I wanted, lost where I wanted, and look significantly better than I did a month ago. Consider that my total weight loss has only been five pounds, but I have added at least an inch to each section of my upper body except my waist, which has lost three inches; my body-fat percentage has dropped from slightly over 22% to slightly under 16%.
I did the math. I estimate I lost just over 10 pounds of fat and gained just over 5 pounds of muscle during the course of the last month, doing little more than staying active and not eating like a pig. I look better than I ever have, in my life.
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