As I'm planning on changing the direction of my blog a little, I thought it was appropriate to complete the "30 Days of Fitness" Meme that I found on Tumblr (as a side note, there are so many fitspo blogs on Tumblr... it's a little intense). Day 1 is all about measuring yourself, weight and dimensions, and going on the assumption that everybody knows that a pound of fat occupies more space than a pound of muscle.
It feels a bit inaccurate to report these figures since I'm a month in to working out or "training" 6 days a week. I either should have started this August 1st, or at least taken measurements then to see what a difference there would be following the completion of this meme.
Ah well, I'll just make the best of this as I can.
Weighing myself was the easy part, since I've been doing that on a weekly basis anyway. Measuring myself was a different matter because firstly, I didn't have a tape measure, and secondly, I didn't really know how. Sure, I've been sized up by a seamstress before, but I didn't exactly know what they were doing or looking for.
So I did a little Google search and found this article on Weight Loss Program. You have to scroll to the bottom to get the "how to" section. Then I went on a little raid of my husband's tool box and found a carpenter's tape measure. It's not as flexible as the ones a seamstress would have, but in a pinch, I think it'll do (I knew I should have kept the tape measure from my Ikea trip last month...). And then I had the joys of trying to measure myself, so I don't know how accurate this will be.
|Yup, that's me. And that's my husband's tape measure...|
My measurements are as follows:
- Weight: 151.6 lbs / 68.8 kg / 10.8 stone
- Neck: 13.5 in / 34 cm
- Chest 37.5 in / 95 cm
- Bust 31.5 in / 80 cm
- Arm 11.0 in / 28 cm
- Waist 30 in / 76 cm
- Hips 38.5 in / 98 cm
- Legs 22 in / 56 cm
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