As you know, I made a big decision not to set concrete goals for myself right now, but I am HIGHLY MOTIVATED to change my body composition now that the life crisis of 2010 is over, my Synthroid dose is worked out, and the indulgence of our trip to Prague has given way to a Whole70, already in progress.
I will get leaner in 2011, but I’m doing it the way Dallas and Moxy-Boss advise: by “chasing performance” with clean eating, hard training, and a solid commitment to rest. (Hello, tinfoil-blackened windows!).
So today, Dave helped me take documentary photos and measurements. I won’t take pics or break out the measuring tape again for 12 weeks (April 3), lest I fall into some kind of sneaky “it’s not working fast enough” trap. The best version of me is just going to live this way and see how it goes. No measurement. No expectations. No making myself miserable. Just living the best way.
These are not the most flattering photos of me ever taken, but they are only meant to be a documentation of where I am right now. This is me on January 9, 2011.
Waist: 32″ (3″ above belly button)
Left Thigh: 21″ (7″ above knee)
Right Thigh: 21″
Left Arm: 13.5″ (5″ above elbow)
Right Arm: 13.25
This post was pretty painful to write. It feels like a reckoning: I did not thrive in 2010, and my photos and measurements show it. But life happens – and better days have arrived.
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