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Day 259: Tiny tummy

Day 259 - front

  • Weight: 138.0 lbs.
  • Workout C: 25 minutes, 41 seconds; next: Workout C, May 20
  • Total inches: 123.9
  • Protein: 130g (0g over target)
  • Calories: 2,270

I started out with a waist of 31.4 inches.

It has grown and shrunk quite a bit.

waist 5/17/13

Waist size (in inches)

Today, it’s 34.8 inches, the smallest it’s been since the start of 2013.

I hope the secret is a steady diet of myotatic crunches and cat vomit reps. I do roughly 16 crunches and 100 cat vomit reps every week. No washboard abs (yet) but at least my belly isn’t so bloated.

It would be nice for my waist to return to its original size, if only to have a good manly ratio between waist and hips (.9 is ideal).

As my total inches hovers in the 124 range, it’s nice to see the waist playing a smaller part of that measurement.

Day 259 - side

Day 154: 5 months and counting

Day 154 - front

  • Weight: 136.2 lbs.
  • Workout C: 13 minutes, 58 seconds; next: Workout C, Feb. 4
  • Total inches: 123.1
  • Protein: 129 g (0 g over target)
  • Calories: 2,350

The first 5 months have gone well. I am adding one more exercise for February, but let’s look at the numbers first.

Measurement Sept. 1 Feb. 1 Change
Weight (pounds) 121.8 136.2 +14.4
Body fat percentage 23.5 25.5 [Jan. 2] +2.0 percentage pts.
Fat weight 28.6 34.7 +6.1
Lean weight 93.2 101.5 +8.3
Total inches 113.6 123.1 +9.6

weight 2-1-13

Weight through Feb. 1

My weight continues to climb since the drop in November.

Exercise Start* Feb. 1 Change
Kettlebell swing 32 x 20 lbs. 50/25 x 40 lbs. +100.0 percent
Myotatic crunch 6.5 x 2.5 lbs. 6.0 x 10 lbs. +300.0 percent
Single-arm kettlebell swing 25 x 15 lbs. 12/9 x 30 lbs. +100.0 percent
Isolateral dumbbell incline bench press 2.4/3.0 x 30 lbs. 4.3/5.0 x 30 lbs. 0 percent
Yates row 7.0 x 55 lbs. 3.0 x 125 lbs. +127.3 percent
Reverse drag curls 6.0 x 25 lbs. 4.0 x 45 lbs. +80.0 percent

*I started these exercises on different dates.

I am seeing some improvement in my lifting, especially in the isolateral dumbbell incline bench press. When I reached 30 pounds for that exercise, I thought I would never budge that dumbbell an inch. I get three attempts each week, and I have slowly added to my reps.

Maybe by month’s end, I’ll graduate to the next size dumbbell.

workout time - 2-1-13

My workout time is holding steady: around 3 hours and 30 minutes for the month.

My calorie intake is on the money. I’m shooting for 2,300 to 2,400 a day, and my daily average for January was 2,335 calories.

The project has cost me $282.88 so far. I saved $68.88 in food in January compared to previous monthly averages.

You can see all the numbers updated in real time on the Measurements page.

I’d like to see my stomach better defined. Six pack? Yes, please.

To that end, I’m adding the cat vomit exercise back into the rotation on Mondays and Fridays, on top of kettlebell swings and myotatic crunches. Let’s see if eight times a month will improve that area.

Why should my arms and neck and sides have all the fun?

Day 154 - side

Day 1 vs. Day 154 - front

Day 1 vs. Day 154 – front
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Day 1 vs. Day 154 - side

Day 1 vs. Day 154 – side
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