- Weight: 127.6 lbs.
- No workout today; next: Workout A on Oct. 4
- Total inches: 120.0
- Protein: 143 g (21 g over target)
- Calories: 2,523
Rather than bore you with baseball statistics, I’d prefer to bore you with my physiological statistics.
Weight through Oct. 1
|Measurement||Sept. 1||Oct. 1||Change|
|Body fat percentage||23.5||24.5**||+1 percentage point|
That’s not bad: 3.1 pounds of muscle in 30 days! Will muscle growth accelerate, slow or remain steady in the next 30 days?
*The Lakeshore scale said 127.0 pounds, but I’m using my own scale for consistency.
**In the Poor range for my age group/gender, but Excellent if I were a 67-year-old woman.
***I was terrible at measuring my legs for the first few days, till I found a way to standardize it. So take that early number as probably too low because of my errors.
|Exercise||Sept. 1||Oct. 1||Change|
|Yates row||7 x 55 lbs.||7 x 85 lbs.||+54.5 percent|
|Barbell overhead press||7 x 30 lbs.||4.3 x 50 lbs.||+66.7 percent|
|Slight incline bench press||3.2 x 30 lbs.||4.2 x 50 lbs.||+66.7 percent|
|Squat||10 x 45 lbs.||10 x 65 lbs.||+44.4 percent|
|Kettlebell swing||32 x 20 lbs.||50 x 30 lbs.||+50.0 percent|
That’s an overall increase of 55.6 percent in pounds lifted with a total workout time of 3 hours, 42 minutes.
The project has cost me $216.63 so far. What surprised me here was a $41.55 savings in the average monthly food bill (both groceries and dining out).
You can see all the numbers updated in real time on the Measurements page.
My plan for October: Do a workout every 6 days. Eat a lot. Take a daily photo. And post on workout days, so expect five or six more updates this month.
The numbers are encouraging, and I am growing, inside and out.