Progress

What kind of workout/get ripped blog would this be without progress pics?  A less awesome one, that’s what.

Here is one of what I think is the most unflattering pictures that there exists of me.  And I’m putting on the internets.

Whenever I see progress pictures of people, and they list their weight, I always wonder how tall they are.  So, if case you’re interested, I’m 5’7″.

That’s me in the orange, helping the MOH into her dress for my girlfriends wedding.

Here’s me in my dress:

This was my heaviest point, 194 lbs and wearing size 14/16.  This was August 2nd, 2008.

Here is me 10lbs lighter (thank you TDP!) in September 2008.

The next 10 lbs took a lot longer.  But I started running, and kept tracking my calories and eventually hit 174.

This is me, at my lightest yet, in April of 2009.

Then I sort of fell into the “stop working out so much, your dress fits!” and “OMG honeymoon, eat everything!” and “newlywed!” patterns and the lbs started creeping back on.

By January 2010 I was back up to 177 lbs.  Yeah, it’s only  3 lbs, but it was 3 lbs in the wrong direction.  Next came NROL4W.  I had my loving husband take a picture of me when I got home from my very first workout, and I’ve been having him do the same at the end of every stage.  Here’s those pictures so far!

Stage 1                         Stage 2                           Stage 3                            Stage 5

 

 

Here are my final NROL4W Before and After shots.

And, here are my measurements from before and after

So, if we add it all up, taking into account 2 biceps, 2 thighs and 2 calves, I lost a total of 13.75″ and only 1.2 lbs.  Taking my body fat percentages into account, I lost around 8 lbs of fat and gained 7 lbs of lean body mass.  I’ll take it!

Now, I’m on to the Female Body Breakthrough and I plan on keeping up with the pictures and measurement.  FBB only has 4 phases, each about a month long, so we’ll see what I can do!

 

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2 responses to “Progress

  1. Hello, my name is Emily. I’ve been popping in on your results from NROL4W and have been very motivated by you. (You look great, you should be so proud of yourself)
    I just Finished the book and am ready to start, I have been working out for a while and and 5-10 lbs away from my goal weight, and no matter how much I have tried I just can’t loose the rest. I’m ready to give NROL4W a try, maybe I don’t need to loose the final 5-10 lbs, maybe NROL4W will do the trick to make me feel like I have reached my physical goal. Anyway because of my discouragement I lost motivation and haven’t gone to the gym in about 3 weeks! (I am shamed) I’m wondering if I should do a quick week of cardio interval before I start NROL4W, just to get my body loosened up and ready to lift, or should I just go straight for Stage 1? Any advice you could give me as a beginner would be more than appreciated. Thanks again for all your inspiration. Take care.
    -Emily

    • Hi Emily!

      I would say just go ahead and get started with NROL4W. I don’t really see a point to a warmup week, but I’ve never been a big fan of just cardio. If you feel like you needy loosen up, just be sure to get a good warmup in. It might feel weird doing the exercises suggested in the book for the dynamic warmup, but they really do help!

      Good luck!

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