August 14th I had my measurements taken.
Today they were repeated to see the progress I've made loosing both inches and body fat. My results were:
- 1/2 inch around my triceps-gained
- 1 inch around my chest-lost
- 1/2 inch around my ass-lost
- 1/2 inch around my calf- gained
- body fat index- increased by 1.25%
- all other measurements remained exactly.the.same.
The advice given? Get off the weight machines and get on a cardio machine for 45 minutes every time I work out. Seriously, cardio. I hate cardio unless I'm walking or dancing. My current member ship doesn't allow me to join any of the aerobic dance classes and as for fast walking on the treadmill? Oh no, no, no... I'm supposed to do the elliptical or stair stepper. For 45 minutes.
The longest I've lasted on an elliptical machine was all of 10 minutes. As for the stair stepper? I tried it once, per the trainer's request when we first had our run through (even after I informed her I have weak ankles and easily roll them walking down a perfectly level surface) and I rolled my ankle and it was sore for over a week.
I am beyond disappointed with my results. I guess it's a good thing I'm signing up for a Cardio Blast class that the town Recreation Department cleverly threw in for the mommies dropping off children for Tumbling Tots.
Until that kicks in and makes my thighs stop juggling so much, do you have any pick me up ideas?