2006 C1D15: Week 2 Stats

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:
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 136.4 lbs
BF%: 19.0%
Chest: 34
Waist: 26
Abdomen: 27
Hip: 37.75
Thigh: 22
Arm: 11.75


2/22 Report
(*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. Nothing!

Brownie Points:
1. Did some extra yoga after Project Runway.
2. Took pics and measurements.

Short-term Goals:
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 Girl’s backup.
6. Upgrade WordPress to 2.0.
7. Upload progress pics.

2 thoughts on “2006 C1D15: Week 2 Stats

  1. Hi, Maggie
    You might have stated this before, but how low are you shooting to go on the scale? It seems like 136 is pretty on-target for an adult female of your height, especially since you have so much muscle. Do you want to lose much more?
    Good luck! Your progress is AMAZING. I am so jealous of your self-control. It makes me feel so weak, lol.

  2. Hannah–I’m not really going for a specific scale weight. I *would* like to see how I look at 12-13% body fat, however. At my current weight (137) and bf % (19%), that would put my target scale weight somewhere between 126-128 lbs assuming no loss of lean mass. Once I reach that point I will eat at maintenance or just slightly above and go for a gradual bulk with no specific final scale weight in mind as long as I can keep my body fat around the 15% mark.

    Frankly, I’d like to have a bit more than just 111 lbs of lean mass, but I want to make sure I’m nice and lean before I attempt to bulk again. I think I jumped the gun a little in my first attempt when I started at ~17% and wound up gaining too much fat vs. muscle through sloppy eating. I don’t plan on making that mistake again!

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