fitformyprinces

Living healthy as a busy Mom with two little boys

60 Day Slimdown – Results September 7, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 9:43 am

The 60 days are done!  Wow.  This program really is great.  I can’t say enough good things about it.  Not only did I lose a bunch of weight and inches, but my fitness improved as well.  You can see the results below.

Below are my measurements:

  • Dominant Arm:  11.75 ( -1/4 inch since Day 50-1.25 inches since Day 1)
  • Chest: 39.5  (-1/2 inch since Day 50, -2.5 inches since Day 1)
  • Neck: 13 1/2 (-0 inches since Day 50, -1 inch since Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 34  (-3/4 inch since Day 50, -8.5 inches since Day 1)
  • Navel: 44 1/2  (-1 inch since Day 50, -4 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 41  (-1/2 inch since Day 50, -3 1/4 inches since Day 1)
  • Leg: 24 1/2  ( -1 inch since Day 50, -2.5 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 16 1/2  (-1/4 inches since Day 50,  -1 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 181.4 (-2.6 pounds since Day 50, -15.6 pounds since Day 1).

I also did a Fitness Test on Day 2 and repeated  it this morning to show my improvement in fitness level.   Below are the results:

  • Wall Sit (hold a 90 degree squat with your back against a wall and time yourself):  Day 2 = 23.8 seconds.  Day 60 = 1 minute 5.5 seconds
  • 1 Minute Push-ups (perform as many “real” push-ups as you can, then as many “girl” in 1 minute:  Day 2 = 0 real, 23 girl.  Day 60 = 5 real, 29 girl.
  • 1 Minute Sit-ups (perform as many sit-ups as you can with arms across your chest in 1 minute).  Day 2 = 0 real, Day 60 = 20
  • 1 Minute Crunches (this isn’t part of her test but since I couldn’t do any sit-ups on day 2 I did a minute of crunches.  I repeated today for comparison purposes):  Day 2 = 42, Day 60 = 58
  • 1 Minute Squat Thrust to Jump (basically it’s a burpee that you jump out of at the end):  Day 2 = 11, Day 60 = 16
  • 1 Minute High Knees (your knees should hit your hands at hip height) Day 2 = 90, Day 60 = 127.

I seriously can’t say enough good things about this program.  Not only did I lost a lot of weight and inches, but my fitness levels have improved across the board.   And for the first time in my life I can do a real pushup!  Below is a photo showing me wearing the same bathing suit on Day 1 and today (Day 60).  Even though my clothes had been fitting better I couldn’t “see” the change until I put these together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU Lindsay Brin for creating such a great program!

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Day 50 of 60 Day Slimdown August 28, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 5:30 pm

50 of the 60 days are done.  This has been a rough 10 days.  First of all, my eating has not been quite spectacular.  We went to a party and brought cookies.  We ended up bringing them home with us and yours truly ate all of them over a few days.  And then two days ago I caught a cold and started to feel completely run down and congested.  I ended up taking 2 days off working out (they were actual rest days in the program).  I’m still feeling chest congestion today, but I’m not as tired and so I did manage to workout today.  I just listened to my body and did a lower intensity move when I needed to. 

Below are my latest measurements (done every 10 days):

  • Dominant Arm:  12  ( -1/4 inch since Day 40-1 inch since Day 1)
  • Chest: 40  (-1/4 inch since Day 40, -2 inches since Day 1)
  • Neck: 13 1/2 (-0 inches since Day 40, -1 inch since Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 34 3/4  (-3/4 inch since Day 40, -7.75 inches since Day 1)
  • Navel: 45 1/2  (0 inches since Day 40, -3 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 41 1/2  (-1 inch since Day 40, -2 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Leg: 25 1/2  ( 0 inches since Day 40, -2 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 16 3/4  (0 inches since Day 40,  -3/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 184.0 (-1.4pounds since Day 40, -13 pounds since Day 1).

I’m in the homestretch of this program now.  And I’m so excited to finish strong.  I’ll wrap this program AND Couch to 5K up the same week. 

I also bought a new “toy” this week and used it for the first time today.  I purchased a heart rate monitor.  I decided I wanted a better knowledge of my caloric burn while exercising.  It also holds me accountable for my workout intensity. 

Also, I have tentatively decided the next “program” I will do is Firm Express.  Theoretically you are only to do three 20-minute workouts a week with this program so I will do that 3 days a week and throw in some yoga/pilates/zumba after to build my workout time up, and run on 3 other days that week as I still want to complete a 10K on Thanksgiving.

 

Day 40 of 60 Day Slimdown August 18, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 9:21 am

40 Days in and I’m feeling fantastic.  There have been MANY non-scale victories in the past 10 days.  I packed away all my maternity clothes and pulled out size 14 pants (I haven’t worn those since before I got pregnant with my now 2 1/2 year old).  Also, I’ve progressed far enough with couch to 5K that I did a 20 minute non-stop run.  Tomorrow I go out for 25 minutes straight.  I’m also so close to being able to do a real (non-girl) pushup. 

Below are my measurements (done every 10 days):

  • Dominant Arm:  12 1/4  (0 inches since Day 30-3/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Chest: 40 1/4 (-1/4 inch since Day 30, –1 3/4 inches since Day 1)
  • Neck: 13 1/2 (-1/4 inch since Day 30, -1 inch since Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 35 1/2 (0 inches since Day 30, -7 inches since Day 1)
  • Navel: 45 1/2  (-1 1/2 inches since Day 30, -3 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 42 1/2  (-1/2 inch since Day 30, -1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Leg: 25 1/2  ( -1/2 inch since Day 30, -2 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 16 3/4  ( 0 inches since Day 30,  -3/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 185.4 (-1.6 pounds since Day 10, -11.6 pounds since Day 1).

I’m glad with my loss, but I did go a bit out of control the past weekend eating animal crackers and trail mix.  Lots of it.  In fact, I’ve told my husband that if he catches me eating animal crackers anymore that he can give me a spanking.  LOL.  I have found that I really cannot stick with one serving so I need to just steer clear.  It’ll be interesting to see what next measurements hold.  I’m hoping to be beter with eating these next 10 days. 

20 days left with this system.  I’m still trying to figure out which program to do next.

 

Day 30 of 60 Day Slimdown August 8, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 10:03 am

I’ve reached the halfway point for the 60 Day Slimdown Program.  To say I’m thrilled my results would be an understatement. 

Below are my measurements (done every 10 days):

  • Dominant Arm:  12 1/4  (-1/4 inch since Day 203/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Chest: 40 1/2 (-1 inch since Day 20, 1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Neck: 13 3/4 (-3/4 inch since Day 20 and Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 35 1/2 (-1 inch since Day 20, -7 inches since Da0y 1)
  • Navel: 47  (-1/2 inch since Day 20, -2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 43  (no change  since Day 20, -1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Leg: 25 1/2  (no change  since Day 20, -1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 16 3/4  (-1/4 inch since Day 20,  -3/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 187.0 (-3.4 pounds since Day 10, -10 pounds since Day 1).

I’m now just 4 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight from my oldest child.  Plus I’m getting jeans to fit that never did before.  I’m not deluding myself.  I still have a long way to go (60 pounds from goal), but I’m making progress and that’s the most important part.

 

Day 20 of 60 Day Slimdown July 29, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 1:38 pm

Today is my 20th Day of the 60 Day Slimdown Program.  I am VERY happy with this program so far.  The workouts are ones I can fit into my busy days and I am seeing results.  I can tell I’m stronger already. 

Part of the Slimdown Program is taking measurements every 10 days to measure progress.  Below are my results:

  • Dominant Arm:  12 1/2  (no change since Day 10, 1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Chest: 41 1/2 (-1/2 inch since Day 10 and Day 1)
  • Neck: 14 1/2 (no change since Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 36 1/2 (-2 1/2 inches since Day 10, -6 inches since Da0y 1)
  • Navel: 47 1/2 (no change since Day 10, -1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 43  (-3/4 inch since Day 10, -1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Leg: 25 1/2  (+1/2 inch since Day 10, -1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 17  (-1/4 inch since Day 10,  -1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 190.4 (-1.8 pounds since Day 10, -6.6 pounds since Day 1).

I am happy with these results.  I knew that these 10 days would not produce as many results as the first 10 days, but I still saw losses or no change in every measurement except my legs.  That one surprises me because that’s one area I’ve felt stronger, but I attribute it to either (1) not getting a consistent spot to measure between the 3 times, or (2) I’m building muscle and my body focused on releasing fat from other areas the last 10 days.  Either way I’m seeing progress and I’m happy about that.

I’m also happy with the weight loss.  I had adjusted my eating up since it seemed to me like my milk supply was starting to decrease.  Now I’m making much more, possibly too much so I’m going to try and eat a little less and hopefully that will be just the balance I need.

 

Day 10 of 60 Day Slimdown July 19, 2011

Filed under: 60-day slimdown,Exercise,Lindsay Brin — fitformyprinces @ 3:19 pm

Today is my 10th Day of the 60 Day Slimdown Program.  So far I am really liking this program.  I am modifying it slightly.  On certain days she has cardio intervals (run/walk/sprint) for us to do.  I’m subbing the Couch to 5K program in for those, since as a former long-distance runner another of my goals is to get my endurance back.  But on the days where it lists specific DVD workouts to do, I am following them specifically. 

Part of the Slimdown Program is taking measurements every 10 days to measure progress.  Below are my results:

  • Dominant Arm:  12 1/2 (-1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Chest: 42 (no change since Day 1)
  • Neck: (no change since Day 1)
  • Natural Waistline: 39 (-3 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Navel: 47 1/2 (-1 1/2 inches since Day 1)
  • Hips: 43 3/4 (-1/2 inch since Day 1)
  • Leg: 25 (-2 inches since Day 1)
  • Calf: 17 1/4 (-1/4 inch since Day 1)
  • Weight: 192.2 (-4.8 pounds since Day 1).

That adds up to 4.8 pounds and 8 1/4 inches lost.  If you consider the fact that you have two arms and legs and therefore double those inches lost it makes it an 11 inch loss.

I am THRILLED with these results.  And I know they will just keep getting better, because others who have completed this program ahead of me tell me the exercises get more intense as the program goes along so that you are constantly challenging your body and getting results. 

One thing I absolutely love about this program is that all the assigned exercises are 30-40 minutes in length, so completely doable when you are busy.  Since I have been on maternity leave I’ve been doing them during afternoon nap time, but when I returm to work in October I’ll be able to fit it in once the boys go to sleep at night.