Work is a bit crazy and I am pressed for time so this will most likely be a short and sweet update.
It is still a bit hectic outside of work and with work being busy it just adds on top of it all. I am really pressing myself to get my workouts in and will continue to do so.
As I mentioned A Birthday Post, I tried out the recumbent again to see if there were any ill affects on the knee. The test was a success . . . meaning that I had no pain or ill affects from working out on the recumbent bike. This is really exciting as it will give me some light cardio on the days that I don't lift weights.
The plan stays the same for the time being with the only change being that I will do cardio on the recumbent bike on the days that I don't lift.
WEIGH IN & MEASUREMENTS
If you read Weekly Update; Sticktoitiveness you'll recall that I made a prediction for this weigh in. That prediction being that I would either stay the same weight or gain slightly. My reasons for the prediction were due to the fact that I could not do any cardio because of my knee as well as focusing on strength training on the upper body.
Well I was pretty much dead on. I gained 3lbs going from 259 to 262. The amazing part is that I still lost inches in the areas that I am focusing on trying to lose. Here are the "high points":
Stomach: Lost 1 Inch
Waist: Lost 1 1/4 inches
Hips: Lost 3/4 inch
Thighs: Lost 1/4 inch
So how exactly did I go up in weight? Well to be honest, three lbs isn't much at all. I could easily loose that in a day due to water intake, food that is still digesting . . . etc. Yet, here are a couple measurements that affected my weight for sure.
Neck: Increased by 1/4 inch
Chest: Increased by 1/2 inch
Biceps: Increased by 1/2 inch(left) and 1/4 inch(right)
Forearms: Increased by 1/4 inch(both)
So there you have it. One goal I am setting for myself this month is to see that number on the scale go down significantly. With adding the recumbent in for cardio I should be able to burn some extra fat.