Weekly Measurements - Week 1

August 5, 2015

I've made a promise to myself that I wont be getting on the scales during this challenge. I've gotten my head around the fact that the scales are a pretty useless tool for this exercise and in the past I've been way too "scale weight" focused.

I've been training hard, but the training is only going to get harder. And I am fueling my body correctly, so fat loss will and I'm sure has been happening, but at the same time, being on a protein based diet, I'm also building lean muscle mass. So for example, if I lose 3kg in fat, but gain 1 kg in muscle mass, the net loss is 2kg, instead of 3 kg. So this is where the scales can be off-putting and should be used as a general guide only. This is why I'm looking towards the Dexa Scan every 4 weeks to reveal precisely what I have lost and what I have gained and from where (fat vs. lean mass).

Another great way of seeing your improvement over time is by taking simple measurements. I'm taking 6 measurements on a weekly basis every Wednesday. They are:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Upper Arm
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Upper Thigh

I'll also be taking body shots, both front on and side on and am just going to hope like hell there's a substantially different look to my physique, from wobbling to rippling!

So here are my measurements for Week 1.

(cm)NeckChestUpper ArmWaistHipsUpper Thigh
Week 141.5110341009962
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Week 8
Week 1 Body Pic