Week 69: Weigh-in Results
After only a couple of weeks, my body is quickly shedding body fat and growing muscles. I can already tell a difference and I’m mightly pleased.
May 19 weight: ?
May 12 weight: ?
May 5 weight: 199.8
April 28 weight: 202.8
April 21 weight: 200
I lost 144.4 pounds in 67 weeks between Jan 2009 and May 2010. I am currently taking a break from weighing myself until July 21. Want previous stats? Check out my entire 69 week weight loss progress.
(No video this week, technical difficulties!)
I know I can definitely notice a big difference in my biceps/triceps over the last couple of weeks, as well as an increase in strength. I feel great about my newly found definition and can’t wait to show you next week.
It’s only going to get bigger and better from here.
This is the last time I’ll nag on building muscles for a while, but I want everyone to start lifting weights. Even if you don’t decide to do so now and continue chasing the numbers on the scale, just know that you will want to pickup some dumbells eventually to tighten your loose, saggy skin.
Don’t be afraid to lift weights. I’ll be the first to admit that it might slow the scale down a little bit (which is debatable) but it’s good for so many other reasons. That brings me to my final point.
I know many women are afraid to lift weights (per the comments/e-mails I receive) because they think they’ll start growing huge muscles and become bulky. While men can grow muscles due to a combination of genes, testosterone and protein consumption (overly simplified, of course), no woman is going to look like Arnold after doing a few curls at the gym every other day. With a great diet and workout training program, men can pack on muscles. With the same diet/program, women will become tone and curvy.
If that interests you, you should definitely start lifting weights!
Okay, I’ll take off my gold chain for a while and drop all the talk about lifting weights. It’s time to burn some serious fat in a couple of days, I’m taking my first spin cycle class at Hampton Hill. Wish me luck!
How long until you saw the results of lifting weights? What kind of cardio are you doing lately? Let me know how your weight loss progress is going!