I took my 2 week progress pics this morning as well as some measurements. I’m seeing the most fat loss from my upper body (specifically in my chest, heh) and waist area, but my legs seem to be tightening up pretty quickly, too. My fat loss pattern is, if nothing else, utterly predictable at this point.
It’s funny, but I always look a lot leaner from the front and side than I do from the back. My abs, quads, and delts come in much sooner (17-18%) than anything on the rear view of my pics. I kind of feel like most of my fat storage is on the dorsal side of my body–back of the arms, back of the torso, back of the legs. One day I’d really like to have some visible hamstring and back definition, but, as is the case with abs for many other people, I think that will only happen if I get down to sub 13% body fat. According to several scientific studies, Asians tend to have more subcutaneous fat in their upper bodies at the same height and weight as their Caucasian counterparts, so I guess I am simply battling a genetic disposition toward this.
I chose to do Rodney Yee’s Yoga Conditioning for Athletes last night instead of the P90X Yoga X DVD. The Rodney Yee workout is only around 45 minutes long, and really stretches out the hip flexors, hamstrings, and calves, and, since all three of those parts were screaming with DOMS yesterday, I decided it would be a better choice than the endless sun salutations, vinyasas, push-ups, and warrior poses in YX. The only disruption occurred when Neville Longbottom came around while I was in downward dog pose and played London Bridge under me.
I love the bit at the end when you just lie there and breathe–I almost fell asleep on the living room carpet.
Measurements for 2/23/06:
Weight: 136.4 lbs
(*Diet and workout details omitted by agreement with trainer)
Meals – On plan
Water – 16 cups
Supplements – On plan
Regular (Non-Plan) Daily Supplements – multivitamin with iron, calcium 600 + D
14 days down, 70 more to go!
Weights – Rest
Cardio – Done x 2 (Regular scheduled cardio + make up session)
The Awful Truth:
1. Did some extra yoga after Project Runway.
2. Took pics and measurements.
1. Work on paper doll sketches.
2. Fix remaining issues with Joomla migration at Pinkdumbbells.com.
3. Locate new Events module for PDB.
4. Upgrade Community Builder component at PDB.
5. Set up archived version of The Training Journal forum at PDB from Hershey Girlâ€™s backup.
6. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
7. Upload progress pics.