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It totally hit me today that I forgot to mention another way to track my training from now until May. I wanted to make sure I was tracking my progress not only on the pavement, but as my body will change over these next few months. I completely forgot to take my measurements as a base before my first run so I can compare them in May, but I took them today so it'll have to work.
I choose to track my measurements over my weight first off because we don't own a scale in our home. I own numerous tape measures but no scale, so convenience wins there. I also find that looking at my weight overtime doesn't help me visualize my changes in the same way that my measurements do. I'm able to see where I'm loosing it, what's getting toned, what's slimming down, etc!
I don't have goals set for how many inches I want to lose specifically. My goals don't revolve around numbers on a tape measure, scale or a size of jeans. My goals are to run a 5K, to see some toning in my body, get healthier & feel better overall. Those are my goals.
I have definitely been watching what I eat on a daily basis these past few weeks, more than I have in months. I track my food using the My Fitness Pal app and it tremendously helps me out! I try to stay within & under my calorie goal a day, which is 1,300 before working out (it will also calculate calories you burned if you have the Map My Run app or a Fit Bit so you can adjust your calories for the day!)
I'm trying hard to cut out dairy & processed foods in most meals. I've been focusing on eating better all around, but I won't ever not eat a slice a pizza or a scoop of ice cream if that's what I'm craving! I don't think indulging from time to time is the worst thing in the world. So now I'm just keeping the focus on healthier alternatives, portion control & moderation! It's an adjustment, but it's one worth making!
So here are my measurements as of 1/19/2016:
Bust: 43 in
Waist: 39 in
Stomach: 41 in
Hips: 46 in
Legs (upper thighs): 25.5 in
Arms (upper arms): 12 in
This is me; no sucking in, no faking it, no tweaking my numbers, just me! I'll keep you posted monthly as my measurements change! I'll be happy with even a slight improvement! Let's see what happens!
These are my visual baselines.
I'm not ashamed or embarrassed by either photo, otherwise I wouldn't share them with you. I've always felt confident in my skin but I do want to get healthier while continuing to be confident with what I got! Because let's be real, I'll always have big boobs, hips that don't lie & my thighs will always touch.
I'm proud of all of those parts of my body no matter what! But here's to a healthier me!
My name is Kristina and I'm the founder of Love Struck. Read about how Love Struck came to be, see how I make it happen or just read a random thought I just might have! Anything can happen at our blog & I wouldn't have it any other way! It's time to get Love Struck, and what better way to start than right here!